If your doctor or medical provider failed to follow the standard of care and made a serious error, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Misdiagnosis, Medication Errors, Surgical Mistakes, Infections, Injuries and Death can result from poor medical treatment. Some example cases we have handled are listed below:
36 year-old was paralyzed after a spinal epidural abscess was not timely diagnosed. He went to the emergency room, but was sent home with an incorrect diagnosis of back pain. When his pain worsened, he went to a different emergency room and an MRI was ordered at a third facility. Several unfortunate miscommunications among medical staff followed. Our client went to the ER three times but no appropriate treatment was provided. This young man went into a coma and was on a ventilator for four months. He requires significant home care and will not ever be able to function independently. The case was resolved for $1,900,000.00.
52 year-old male had red, swollen spots for several days. He went to the emergency room twice and was diagnosed as having early cellulitis. He saw his family doctor and was then admitted to the hospital. Sores developed on his leg for which he was given an antibiotic, support stockings, told to elevate his leg, use whirlpools at the hospital and given topical treatment on the sores. Unfortunately, there was no time was a venogram or Doppler ultrasound to be performed. The medical staff's failure to rule out blood clots or provide a blood thinner, such as Coumadin, caused a tragedy that should have been avoided. After a pulmonary embolism and major medical issues, our client litigated for a recovery of $750,000.
Young married clients tragically lost their first born child. This heart-wrenching case involved significant missed opportunities to deliver the baby through a C-section. Several retained expert witnesses were able to establish deviations from the standards of applicable care based on the information physicians had at the time. This is an example of a case that needed to be litigated to prevent the same thing from happening again. The case was resolved in federal court for $700,000.
24 year-old pregnant factory worker had a baby at an Indiana hospital. After birth of the child, she felt fatigued and was diagnosed as having post-partum problems and iron deficiency. A chiropractor took x-rays which showed a foreign object, identified by him as a belt buckle. CT scans finally revealed the presence of a surgical sponge (38cm) wrongly left in the patient from surgery. A bowel resection was required, and the case was resolved for a quarter of a million dollars.
Surgery to correct acute laryngitis botched when a critical nerve was damaged. During surgery, the defendant physician injured the plaintiff’s laryngeal nerve leaving her permanently injured with difficulties breathing, speaking and swallowing. She had more and more physical complications and received over $250,000 to compensate for her medical expenses, lost wages, physical and emotional trauma.
Plaintiff complaining of severe chest pains sent home from emergency room. An Illinois hospital sent the plaintiff home without administering any cardiac tests even though plaintiff had a known history of cardiac problems. Additionally, the hospital did not contact the plaintiff’s primary care physician. We were able to recover $475,000 for this medical malpractice victim.
Vietnam veteran dies after treatment at the VA Hospital in Marion, Illinois. This former soldier was admitted for observation after he fell at his home. His complaints of severe abdominal pain went unchecked until emergency surgery the next morning revealed a ruptured spleen. We resolved this case for a confidential amount paid by the United States of America.