Five Typical Cases Handled by Malpractice Attorneys at Duffy & Duffy
Malpractice attorneys at Duffy & Duffy represent victims of medical negligence in the lawsuits against doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other members of the medical staff. Our experienced team of lawyers has helped clients recover damages to compensate them for their injuries. Here are five cases our firm routinely handles:
- Cerebral Palsy
The obstetrician is charged with closely monitoring the baby before and during the delivery process, to make sure that he or she is not experiencing fetal distress. Increased heart rate or prolonged delivery are signs that the physician needs to keep vigilant and take preventive measures, such as emergency c-section, if necessary. Cerebral palsy occurs when there is not enough oxygen going to the baby’s brain or physical trauma, which can affect the neurological system. For example the incorrect use of forceps to get the baby out can damage the nerves that control the muscles of the body, leading to Cerebral Palsy, for which there is no cure. The victims of medical malpractice resulting in Cerebral Palsy suffer for the period of their lifetime with mobility in their arms and legs, manipulating different sized objects and being unable to speak. Malpractice attorney at Duffy & Duffy assigned to review possible Cerebral Palsy case will conduct a thorough interview of the parents to ascertain what took place in the delivery room which could have caused the injury to their baby.
- Hospital mistake
Hospital staff does make errors, especially while the patient is in the cramped emergency room, waiting for treatment he so desperately needs. Hectic atmosphere and overworked and tired staff lead to cases of wrong blood transfusions, misdiagnosis of patient’s condition and issuance of medication the patient may be allergic too. Our malpractice attorneys work closely with emergency room experts, who thoroughly review the patient’s hospital records and can find errors caused by its negligence.
- Surgical Errors
Some of the most severe injuries result from highly trained surgeons making avoidable mistakes during the operation. Examples include operating on the wrong side of the body, severing a vessel or nerve, failing to recover a clamp from the patient’s body before suturing him, and many others. At Duffy & Duffy we have been successful in litigating cases of operations gone wrong and will be happy to discuss your matter with you.
- Failure to diagnose a condition
These include failure to diagnose breast cancer or a heart attack leading to life altering injuries. Especially in cases of breast cancer, where early detection and treatment are critical to the successful outcome, patients to mammograms to make sure the condition are detected. The doctor’s failure to advise the patient to do a follow up sonogram or detect unusual changes on the mammogram and thus failing to notice a tumor can be fatal.
- Wrong Medication
Drugs come with side effect and based on the dosage the effect can be minor or severe. For someone taking medication to control blood pressure, receiving incorrect dosage or altogether different drug, while being deprived of the medication needed, can lead to serious injuries. Malpractice attorneys at Duffy & Duffy can bring lawsuits against doctors, pharmacists and even optometrists for writing a wrong prescription.
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