July 6, 2015

Malpractice Regarding Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Sepsis

A recent article in Maryland’s legal newspaper, The Daily Record, titled “Md. hospitals take aim at costly, deadly sepsis,” correctly points out that hospitals must have the proper procedures in place to both detect and treat sepsis quickly. The article can be found here.

Sepsis is a complication of an infection and occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body that can damage organs, causing devastating organ failure. If sepsis progresses to septic shock, the patient’s blood pressure will drop dramatically, often resulting in the patient’s death. In a patient suffering from sepsis, every second counts as a delay of as little as an hour “could mean the difference between life and death.”

Some of the classic symptoms of early onset of sepsis include fever, elevated heart rate, elevated respiratory rate, rash, vomiting, diarrhea and confusion. Doctors encountering patients with these types of symptoms should immediately recognize sepsis and begin treating with antibiotics and intravenous fluids until a blood test either confirms or rules out the presence and progression of sepsis. In medical malpractice cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat the onset of sepsis, the defense often argues that the delay was not unreasonable. Proving that the delay caused unnecessary injury to the patient can be very complicated. Therefore, medical malpractice cases involving sepsis and septic shock should be assessed by an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

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July 2, 2015

Spinal Cord Stimulator Malpractice: Protecting the Cord at All Costs

Severe back or pain is one of the more debilitating conditions facing many Americans today. Lower back pain, which starts below the ribcage, is called lumbar back pain. Mid-back pain, centrally located, is called thoracic back pain. Neck pain is often referred to as cervical pain. Sometimes this pain comes on suddenly (acutely) following an injury from an athletic activity or fall. In other cases, the pain comes on slowly and lasts for months and months, if not years. In many of these instances, the pain is caused either by degeneration of the spinal cord discs. Spinal cord discs are gel-like spacers that occupy the spaces between the spinal cord vertebrae. These discs are prone to wear and tear from injuries or from mere aging. As these discs weaken, the discs can bulge out of the normal disc space, or even rupture, which in turn, puts pressure on the spinal nerve roots that run through the back region. Discs that extend slightly outside that normal disc space are often called "bulging" or "herniated" discs. Intense pain often results when these herniated/bulging discs put pressure on the surrounding nerve roots. In many instances, the pain can radiate into a person's buttocks or down into their legs. In severe cases, the herniation can result in loss of bowel or bladder control, leg weakness or even paralysis.

Initially, back pain is treated conservatively with over the counter pain medications or even prescription pain medications or muscle relaxants. If those treatments fail, your orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon may recommend you for what is known as a spinal cord stimulator. A spinal cord stimulator is a device that uses an electrical current to treat chronic pain. Essentially a small pulse generator is used to send electrical pulses to the spinal cord in an attempt to interfere with the nerve impulses that make you feel pain. Typically, doctors will first insert a temporary electrode into your body as a trial. That electrode is controlled by the patient with a hand-held stimulator. If the trial proves successful, the physician will typically implant a permanent stimulator under your skin.

During the course of the spinal cord stimulator implantation procedure, the physician inserts "leads", paddle shaped device containing the electrodes, into the spinal canal, just above the spinal cord. That space is called the spinal epidural space (the outermost area of the spinal canal). The leads are inserted either through what is called a percutaneous approach (utilizing a wide bore needle to insert the paddle lead into the epidural space) or through a surgical laminectomy/laminotomy procedure (where the vertebrae at the affected level is temporarily removed so as to gain access to the epidural space through an incision in the ligament that protects the spinal cord. The paddle leads are then sutured in place and a generator (battery) is implanted in the patient's side and connected to the leads. The spinal cord stimulator implantation procedure, while common, carries a high degree of risk of spinal cord injury, including paralysis, loss of bowel/bladder function, etc.

The cardinal rule for all surgeons when implanting a spinal cord stimulator is to protect the spinal cord at all costs. The epidural space is millimeters wide with the spinal cord lying immediately below it. The spinal cord itself, is essentially the consistency of wet pasta, and therefore, can be easily injured if contacted by surgical instruments or the paddle leads with any degree of force. Many patients have what is called "scar tissue" in their epidural space. Scar tissue can result from a prior injury at the level of the cord or if a previous lead had been placed in the area and now needs to come out. Scar tissue often blocks the intended pathway for the paddle leads and makes their implantation difficult. In order to properly place the paddle leads, the surgeon must first free up the scar tissue or gently push the paddle leads through the scar tissue to reach the intended location. In many cases, the surgeon will negligently injure the spinal cord while attempting to free up the scar tissue (either by a surgical instrument) or by pushing the paddle lead into the cord itself (instead of the epidural space). Accordingly, when a surgeon encounters scar tissue, the standard of care requires the surgeon to either convert the procedure from a percutaneous one to an open procedure to better visualize the adhesions, or extend the laminectomy to the area of the adhesions (sometimes the adhesions are located further along the epidural space than the incision that is made in the ligament) to better see what he/she is doing. Failure to do so can cause serious injury and lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

At STSW, our lawyers have handled a number of cases in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. region in which an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon has negligently injured the spinal cord while implanting a spinal cord stimulator. If you or a loved one have suffered a permanent neurological injury following a spinal cord stimulator implantation procedure, call our team for a free consultation at 410-385-2225.

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June 24, 2015

Wrong-Site Surgery

Some of the most obvious medical mistakes are those in which the doctor operates on the wrong part of the patient’s body. This type of negligence can occur in a variety of situations. The doctor may be careless in his or her reading of the medical chart or the doctor may fail to accurately identify the correct anatomy prior to operating on a structure.

For example, we recently handled a case in which a young woman presented for removal of an ovary that was stricken with an ovarian cyst. During the surgery, the surgeon negligently removed the wrong ovary, which had been healthy. As a result of this careless mistake, a woman with many child-bearing years remaining could be unable to have any more children. She will require an additional, otherwise unnecessary surgery and if the cyst cannot be removed without removing the ovary, removal of the entire ovary will cause her to become permanently infertile and require hormone therapy for life.

These types of medical mistakes can have devastating effects on the patient’s health and, as in the situation described above, can seriously change the plans that a patient has for his or her own life. Notwithstanding how clear these mistakes may appear to be, a competent defense lawyer is often able to create issues that can call in to question whether the doctor was at fault. Therefore, even clear cases of medical malpractice such as these should be reviewed and pursued only by experienced medical malpractice lawyers.

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June 19, 2015

Death Due To Drug Toxicity Associated With Kidney Failure

Physicians have known for decades that persons with decreased renal (kidney) function or kidney failure have a reduced ability to process and metabolize certain drugs such as opiate pain medications. If due to decreased kidney function, the body is unable to metabolize and pass these drugs, the patient can overdose and die. These risks are increased in patients who, in addition to suffering from diminished kidney function, also suffer from liver dysfunction.

When a patient with decreased kidney function or kidney failure presents to a hospital in pain, that pain should be treated as conservatively as possible. Moreover, if the doctor decides that opiate pain medication is appropriate, that doctor must carefully monitor the patient for signs of drug toxicity, including confusion, disorientation, hallucinations and a deterioration of vital signs.

Our firm has evaluated and successfully pursued multiple medical malpractice cases involving the negligent administration of prescription pain medications to patients with decreased ability to metabolize them due to kidney dysfunction. Due to their complexity, it is important that such cases be evaluated by a skilled and qualified medical malpractice attorney.

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June 12, 2015

Using Expert Witnesses in Maryland Medical Malpractice Cases

Expert witnesses are necessary in virtually every medical malpractice case filed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Knowing which types of experts to use and not to use can make or break a case. Therefore, it is important to choose a lawyer who has extensive experience choosing, retaining and using experts.

In each of our cases, we identify the type of experts we need to prove our case. Some of the experts may focus on whether the defendant did anything wrong, such as a surgical expert or internal medicine expert who can testify as to whether the defendant violated the standard of care. Other experts we use may focus on whether a defendant’s conduct caused any injury, such as a neurologist who may testify that a violation of the standard of care during surgery caused paralysis. Finally, we use damage experts, such as life care planners and economists who testify about the cost of future medical care.

After we identify the categories of experts, we frequently consult with experts in those categories we have used before in other cases, since we have experience with such persons. Sometimes, we need to find a new expert in a field, which we do by researching which experts have published medical literature in the field of medicine that relates to our case, and consulting with other attorneys who have used similar experts previously.

Once we retain experts in a case, we work with the experts to make sure that they have the information necessary to render their opinions. This may include medical records and deposition transcripts previously taken in the case.

Defendants frequently challenge the opinions of the Plaintiffs’ experts. Therefore, from time to time we have to oppose motions to strike or experts or limit their testimony. This has become more frequent in recent years. In Maryland the Maryland Rules of Civil Procedure govern the admission of expert testimony in Maryland. Rule 5-702 states that expert testimony may be admitted if the court determines that the testimony will assist the trier of fact (usually a jury, but sometimes a judge) to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue in the case. In making that determination, the court determine (1) whether the person is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education, (2) the appropriateness of the expert testimony on the particular subject, and (3) whether a sufficient factual basis exists to support the expert testimony.

Under this rule, it is well established that a person must only demonstrate a minimal amount of competence or expertise on the subject on which he is allegedly an expert in order to be qualified to testify as an expert witness. The critical test is ‘whether the expert’s opinion will aid the trier of fact on a particular subject or issue. Several courts have held that a witness is qualified to testify as an expert when he exhibits such a degree of knowledge as to make it appear that his opinion has some value . . . whether such knowledge has been gained from observation or experience, standard books or any other reliable sources. In addition, it’s well established that a factual basis for expert testimony may arise from a number of sources, such as facts obtained from the expert’s first-hand knowledge, facts obtained from the testimony of others, and facts related to an expert through the use of hypothetical questions.

As a general proposition, in order to qualify as an expert, the witness need not possess special knowledge if he or she is generally conversant with the subject of the controversy. In the context of medical malpractice cases, although the expert must have sufficient familiarity with the particular medical technique involved in the suit, he need not have personally performed the procedure or be a specialist in the area. Generally speaking, objections attacking an expert’s training, expertise or basis of knowledge go to the weight of the evidence and not its admissibility.

If you have a medical malpractice case, make sure you consult with an attorney who has extensive experience working with expert witnesses. It may make the difference in whether you win or lose your case.

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June 11, 2015

Death Due To Pulmonary Embolism After Orthopedic Surgery

Our Baltimore law firm routinely investigates potential medical malpractice cases in which a person has died as the result of a pulmonary embolism after what should have been a routine surgery.

Orthopedic surgery and subsequent immobility from such surgery puts patients at an increased risk of developing blood clots in the veins of their legs following surgery. These blood clots, called “deep vein thrombosis,” can cause swelling in the leg where the clots exist. As the clots continue to grow, small portions of the blood clot can break off and travel to the lungs, at which point they are called “pulmonary emboli.” Because of this risk, patients with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli are often given blood thinners which prevent the clot from growing large enough to break off and travel to the lungs, killing the patient.

Two classic warning signs of a blood clot in the legs that can break off and travel to the lungs are cast tightness and shortness of breath. A patient who complains of these symptoms following surgery should immediately undergo an ultrasound and be given blood thinners which are used to stop the growth of the clot and minimize the chance that it will grow large enough to break off and travel to the lungs or elsewhere.

The failure to timely recognize and treat a pulmonary embolism is an entirely preventable medical mistake, especially in circumstances where a patient who has recently undergone surgery complains of cast tightness and shortness of breath. In 2012, our law firm obtained a settlement of $5 million in such a case, which is believed to be the largest settlement ever in Maryland in a case involving a pulmonary embolism.

The death of a patient following a routine surgery can be caused by a variety of factors. Given the complexity of such cases, they should be evaluated only by an experienced and seasoned medical malpractice attorney.

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June 8, 2015

Medical Malpractice Involving Treatment Of Gallstones By Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)

Each year, our law firm receives several requests to review medical malpractice cases involving the removal of the gallbladder to treat gallstones. We typically pursue one to two of these cases per year.

The procedure allows for bile to bypass the gallbladder on its way out of the liver. Bile is a substance created in the liver and used for digestion of food in the small intestine. Bile normally flows from the liver down the right and left “hepatic ducts” into the “common hepatic duct” and is stored in the gallbladder until it is needed for digestion. When gallstones form in the gallbladder – a condition known as “cholelithiasis,” – they can interfere with the normal flow of bile and disrupt the digestion process. This can be a very painful and debilitating condition.

To treat and remove the gallstones, doctors often recommend that the patient undergo a “laparoscopic cholecystectomy,” which is the removal of the gallbladder through minimally invasive surgery. During a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the gallbladder is removed and then the bile flows directly from the liver through the right and left hepatic ducts and then into the small intestine.

Unfortunately, all too often doctors who perform this gallbladder removal surgery will clip and/or divide the common bile duct which then stops the flow of bile between the liver and the small intestine. This surgical mistake allows bile to flow freely from the liver out of the common hepatic duct and directly into the abdomen. It results in extremely painful fluid build-up in the abdomen and pelvis and can lead to severe liver damage, sometimes requiring a liver transplant.

We have successfully pursued numerous cases involving negligently performed gallbladder removal surgeries. In the past, we have obtained settlements in such cases ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to more than one million dollars. We also obtained a jury verdict in such a case of $2.8 million. Negligent laparoscopic cholecystectomy cases are complicated and should therefore be reviewed and pursued only by competent and experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

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June 1, 2015

Proving Conscious Pain and Suffering

In many personal injury lawsuits, the attorney representing the victim must prove that the victim experienced conscious pain and suffering. Under Maryland law, the victim’s lawyer must prove: (1) that the defendant’s negligence was a cause of the incident; (2) that the victim lived after the incident; and (3) between the time of the incident and the time of death, the victim suffered conscious pain.

Sometimes, proving conscious pain and suffering is easy because a witness saw it, heard it or the medical records document the suffering through complaints of pain or the need for pain medication. But sometimes, that evidence is lacking. In such situations, courts allow evidence of conscious and suffering if there is a “reasonable inference” of it, so I use expert witnesses to prove such a claim. These can be neurologists, medical examiners, etc.

Recently, in a case where a man’s car was struck by a much larger truck, I used a medical examiner to prove that, during the 5-10 minutes after the collision when witnesses said the man was alive, he was in fact consciously suffering. A medical examiner is a good choice to use in such a case because of such an expert’s knowledge of what injuries do to a person and how a person reacts to injuries. In this particular case, using the medical examiner as an expert, the jury awarded $675,000 for the victim’s suffering.

Knowing which experts to use and how to use them is a key component of a successful trial lawyer. In my experience, people who don’t regularly try cases sometimes lack this knowledge and experience.

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April 23, 2014

Medical Malpractice Involving Steroid Injection

A Kansas jury recently found that a Kansas doctor and pain clinic were guilty of medical malpractice that caused the death of a 40-year-old man, and awarded the Missouri family nearly $3 million. A copy of the article regarding the medical malpractice verdict can be found here.

The medical malpractice suit stems from a series a steroid injections beginning in May 2008. The patient, who suffered chronic lower back pain, visited a Kansas pain clinic in early 2008. In May, one of the physicians who operated the clinic injected medication into the patient’s back. This alleviated his pain for a while, but in December the patient was back in the clinic for a second round of injections. Unfortunately, those injections failed, and the patient returned to the clinic on January 5, 2009. The original treating physician was on vacation, so another operating physician attended to the patient. This physician administered an epidural steroid injection in the patient’s lower back. Soon after, the patient’s pain still had not subsided, and a lump started to appear where the needle had gone in. The medical malpractice suit states that the patient complained that the lump hurt but was told by the clinic that minor swelling at the injection site was normal.

About a week later, the patient went back to the clinic for another injection. According to the medical malpractice suit, at this time the patient told a nurse about the lump and the pain around it. After checking with the physician, the nurse said it was no problem.
After this final injection, the patient’s condition rapidly deteriorated. His family recalls him sitting immobilized on the couch, in intense pain about his legs and back, with a stiff neck and complaining of his head feeling on fire with pain. This had them worried, and on January 21, the patient’s girlfriend drove him to the emergency room after finding him disoriented in his apartment. At the hospital, the patient was diagnosed with meningitis caused by antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacteria. He was told he probably would die or be paralyzed, but the patient pulled through after about ten days. Sadly, however, the infection left the patient with significant spinal injuries. He was left impotent and without control of his bladder or bowels as a result of damaged and chronically inflamed spinal nerves. Additionally, he had great difficulty walking and constantly was in pain.

In December 2010, the patient filed a medical malpractice suit against the pain clinic and its doctors because he found it was impossible for him to work. He wanted to ensure he had the money he would need for future medical care and expenses, as well as help at home. Tragically, the once active and fun 40-year-old took his own life before having his chance to be heard in court.

Epidural steroid injections often can be done in a matter of minutes and in outpatient settings. However, while the procedure may be quick, doctors and nurses must be very careful and precise with the needle and the site of the injection. These injections are relatively safe, but this case goes to show that they sometimes do come with complications. Many medical mistakes involved medical malpractice, and that is when our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White are here to help. Please contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys if you believe you are a victim of negligent medical care.

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April 15, 2014

Parents File Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After Six-Year-Old Son Dies

Tragically, a medical condition or injury sometimes results in death for too many individuals, particularly young children. This is a loss that no parent should have to experience in his or her lifetime. Often, there is nothing that can be done to prevent these tragedies. However, there are occasional incidents in which a child’s death could have been prevented, but wasn’t. In these situations, errors by medical professionals and hospitals are crucial and sometimes may be the bases for medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice suits function to hold these professionals and hospitals accountable when they fail to meet the appropriate standards of care and injury or death results. Medical malpractice can take many forms, including a misdiagnosis. Recently, this prompted a medical malpractice lawsuit by a Dallas couple whose six-year-old boy died after treatment by an emergency physician at a Texas medical center. A copy of the article regarding the recent medical malpractice case can be found here.

According to the medical malpractice suit, on May 8, the young boy injured his back after running into a pole and falling on the concrete playground at his elementary school. The boy subsequently received treatment from an emergency physician as well as other hospital personnel at the children’s medical center. The medical malpractice complaint alleges that the boy initially complained of back and abdominal pain, and was noticeably pale and in significant pain. The treating physician ordered multiple tests, which revealed the boy had an elevated white blood cell count and was showing signs of constipation.
Ultimately, the boy was given medication for his vomiting and at least one enema before discharging him with a diagnosis of constipation. Four hours after he was discharged, the young boy tragically died.

The autopsy found that the young boy suffered from an abrasion on the left lateral chest wall, a lacerated left kidney with hemorrhage, intestinal hemorrhage, and injuries to his pancreas, stomach, right kidney, and abdomen. The medical malpractice suit alleged that the enema and other medical mistakes masked symptoms of internal trauma and ultimately led to the misdiagnosis. Additionally, the medical malpractice complaint goes on to say that nurses and other medical staff underestimated the seriousness of the boy’s injuries, inadequately examined him, failed to order appropriate testing, misdiagnosed his condition, and made other medical mistakes that ultimately led to the boy’s tragic death. The boy’s family sued the medical center, emergency physician, and the institute at which the physician worked.

This case represents just one example of how medical providers make mistakes. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White are here to assess these claims and provide victims and their families with the support and legal advice to best protect their rights. No patient or parent should have to question the competence of medical care from physicians and hospitals. If you believe you have suffered due to a physician’s medical malpractice, please contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys today.

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April 8, 2014

Cancer Misdiagnosis Leads to $300,000 Verdict

Some of the most common medical malpractice lawsuits involve a provider’s failure to diagnose a patient properly. When patients seek medical help, they trust that their healthcare providers will perform the necessary steps to determine what is causing their symptoms and ultimately provide the proper treatment. Needless to say, patients expect to receive the highest level of care. In this same vein, doctors are expected, and even trained, to make the proper decisions when the time comes to make a diagnosis or recommend the appropriate treatment.

Unfortunately, misdiagnoses happen all too often. A misdiagnosis can lead a patient down the wrong treatment plan or without any treatment plan at all. Failing to properly diagnose a patient prevents doctors and medical staff from providing the proper treatment, which often can lead to further injury or sometimes even death.

In 2009, a healthy and active middle-aged woman in Texas underwent a mastectomy to remove a benign breast tumor. Just one month later, she was given the horrific news that every woman fears: she had stage IV breast cancer. Once she was able to accept this devastating news, she began to give away her belongings, start treatment, and arrange for own home care. The treatment endured for seven long months. As a result of the stress and difficulties associated with the diagnosis and treatment, the patient developed anxiety. In 2011, the patient visited a medical center for treatment of her anxiety. Doctors performed several tests and scans that routinely are administered to cancer patients experiencing anxiety. At that time, they suspected that something was wrong. Subsequent testing at another medical center later confirmed those suspicions: the patient’s previous cancer diagnosis was wrong. The tests revealed that the patient had been cancer-free since her mastectomy earlier in 2009. Fortunately for the patient, the original doctor who made the diagnosis read her PET/CT scan incorrectly.

Unfortunately, however, the patient was forced through numerous rounds of painful and unnecessary treatment, not to mention the wasted dollars on substantial medical expenses, sold personal belongings, and severe emotional suffering. In 2013, the patient filed a medical malpractice suit against the physician who had misdiagnosed her. A Texas jury later awarded her more than $300,000 in damages to compensate for her injuries and pain and suffering. A copy of the article regarding the medical malpractice case can be found here.

This medical malpractice case illustrates the fact that medical negligence can take many forms – whether it be emotionally, physically, or mentally. Regardless of the form, when a misdiagnosis or any sort of medical error or mistake harms an individual, these victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. No matter how small the error or resulting injury may be, these medical mistakes cannot be overlooked. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White successfully have represented dozens of patients and families who have suffered injury or loss as a result of a physician’s medical negligence. We are committed to patients in the most difficult of cases, and are here to help you if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice.

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April 1, 2014

Family Wins $4.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit Involving Misdiagnosis of Myocarditis

A Massachusetts jury recently has found that a doctor at a hospital in Boston was guilty of medical malpractice that caused the sudden death of a 23-year-old man, and awarded the family $4.8 million in the medical malpractice case.

Apparently, the patient visited the emergency room on August 14, 2006, with symptoms of a cough, fever, and chest pains. After a very brief visit with a physician at the hospital, the patient was diagnosed with bronchitis and discharged shortly thereafter. The physician prescribed antibiotics and painkillers and suggested he get plenty of rest. Sadly, early the next morning, the patient was found dead in his bed. A copy of the article regarding the medical malpractice case can be found here.

Medical examiners subsequently identified the patient’s cause of death as myocarditis, a virus that affects the heart muscle through infection and inflammation. An electrocardiogram would have revealed this condition. However, and despite the fact that an electrocardiogram is routine for patients complaining of chest pains, the physician did not order that test. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the patient’s condition was preventable, had his physician spent the appropriate time caring for the patient.

Earlier this month, a Boston jury found the physician was negligent in his care and treatment of the patient, and that this was a substantial contributing factor in his death. The jury heard five days’ worth of evidence and ultimately concluded that the physician’s lack of attention to the patient contributed to the patient’s tragic death. The jury awarded $2.925 million to the patient’s mother as compensation for the loss of her son, and with interest that amount increased to $4.8 million.

When an individual suffers injury or even death as a result of the negligent actions of another person, those medical professionals who are responsible must be held accountable. The failure to diagnose the true and correct condition of a patient is a basis for a medical malpractice suit in Maryland and in other states. A doctor must follow appropriate standards of medical care in order to diagnose and treat a patient properly. When they do not, serious consequences can result, leaving patients and their families in tragic situations. This case is just one example of why a physician’s accuracy of a patient’s diagnosis is critical.

Not all misdiagnoses amount to medical malpractice – that is where the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White come in to help. Medical malpractice cases are complex and require experienced attorneys who pay significant attention to detail in order to give victims the compensation they deserve. Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled dozens of similar cases and have helped victims obtain adequate compensation. No family should have to experience what this one Boston family went through, but when they do it is important to hold those accountable responsible.

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