MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND INFORMED CONSENT CLAIMS
Sample Case: $1,900,000 Rob Kornfeld resolves action against a radiologist and hospital by reason of their combined failures to diagnose an intracranial aneuyrsm clearly shown on an MRA scan. With timely diagnosis, this should have prevented an intracranial bleed. Because the MRA imaging study was misread, this caused the patient to suffer an injury from a bleeding aneurysm. Patient survived but is now permanently disabled. Settled at mediation without a trial.
Over the years Rob has handled many cases involving medical negligence of both adults and children, involving hospitals, doctors, lower tier health care providers and nursing home/elder abuse.
A brief list of some of the types of cases handled involving health care malpractice or nursing home negligence are as follows:
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer.
- Failure to diagnose throat cancer.
- Failure to diagnose larynx cancer.
- Failure to diagnose and timely treat a brain aneurysm.
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat a stroke
- Failure of a cardiac nurse to timely diagnose a bleed which resulted in a wrongful death of a post surgical patient
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat a throat cancer.
- Nursing home negligence caused adult to be catastrophically brain injured.
- Failure of HMO review films and to diagnose a fracture in a minor child which led to post-traumatic arthritis and multiple level joint fusions in the foot.
- Failure to remove a towel/sponge during surgery which caused ongoing abdominal pain for many years up until removal.
- Failure to diagnose and timely treat or repair an esophageal perforation
- Child birth cases and cerebral palsy.
- Wrongful Death.
- Hospital negligence in failing to timely treat a hospitalized patient and follow hospital protocols in caring for a patient’s tracheostomy and resulting brain damage with care needed 24-7 for patient’s life time.
- Failure of a physician’s assistant to timely diagnose and treat an arterial stroke in the patient’s eye
- Failure of a midwife to secure timely intervention of an medical doctor/OB-GYN before the baby suffered catastrophic brain damage in-utero.
Examples of various child birth cases handled are:
- Hospital nursing negligence.
- Obstetrical negligence in failing to properly perform fetal heart monitoring.
- Failure to perform any fetal heart monitoring.
- Failure to perform C-section in a timely fashion.
- Failure to undertake proper prenatal care of a diabetic mom.
- Seriously injured babies during child birth some of which are permanently disfigured, brain damaged and catastrophically injured.
- Failure to read an MRI or MRA which showed a brain aneurysm and timely treating it before a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage.
In several of the child birth cases handled by this office, many of the babies and children have been catastrophically injured. For example, children have sustained birth injuries of cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, neurological damage, brain damage, burns due to being exposed to too much post-delivery heat in an oxygen sensitive environment and other serious injuries. These are very sad cases, but we were able to financially prosecute on behalf of parents and families who did not have the ability to pay the charges for expert witnesses. Given our years of experience in personal injury law, we have many expert physicians who will evaluate your case to see if medical negligence was committed.
Before any medical negligence cases are accepted, we exhaustively investigate the case. All medical negligence cases are defended and are costly. Therefore, before a medical negligence case is accepted and prosecuted to trial, it is important to know that the chances of success are excellent.
In June 2006, the Washington State medical malpractice statute was amended requiring a certificate of merit and a ninety day notice of intent to commence an action before a suit can be filed. Although the certificate of merit may no longer be necessary, you should check with a medical negligence lawyer immediately to timely investigate your potential medical negligence case before the statute of limitations runs.
For a FREE CASE evaluation of any potential medical malpractice by a doctor, nurse or injury/death which occurred in a hospital negligence, including nursing home and elder care negligence, whether it’s committed by a physician, nurse, staff member, or other employee of an hospital or HMO, feel free to contact us by phone: CALL 1-(800) 282-4878 NOW or by clicking here. We are more than happy to make ourselves available to speak to you at your home, in our office, at a hospital or other location convenient for you.
Author: Rob Kornfeld