A 71-year old man was scheduled to be transferred from the intensive care unit to the hospital floor. His nurses failed to notice his dire desaturation. During a blood transfusion, the nurses also failed to monitor his vital signs, an accepted standard of care. As a result, he now suffers from brain injury, is on a ventilator and requires 24/7 inpatient care. The defendant’s offered $1.5 million.
Medical Malpractice FAQ’s
Is a Misdiagnosis Considered a Medical Malpractice Case?
This would depend on the misdiagnosis. If the misdiagnosis was for cancer screening, then you likely have cause to have your case investigated by a lawyer. You can learn more about our experience with cancer misdiagnosis litigation by clicking here. As every case is unique for any type of misdiagnosis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a lawyer. Misdiagnosis can occur for many reasons, including if a doctor was not able to have reliable information when the diagnosis was made.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
There is no up-front cost to have a consultation or hire our lawyers. Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis and will front the costs of the court, experts, gathering evidence, and other fees. Our fees are contingent on the outcome of your case and only if we win will there be a fee. This is a common question and we are glad to discuss this during your consultation.