How a recent medical malpractice case unfolded

On Behalf of | Jan 7, 2019 | Medical Malpractice |

Like most residents of the Roanoke area, you have a high level of respect for health care professionals. When you feel ill, you trust doctors and nurses to provide exemplary care. As you know, however, mistakes often happen. When medical malpractice leads to significant injuries, you must act quickly to assert your legal right to seek compensation. 

In a recent case, Cranwell & Moore negotiated an $800,000 settlement for a medical malpractice case. As with all matters attorneys at the firm handle, the specific details are confidential. Nonetheless, if you think you may have sustained an injury due to medical malpractice, you should understand how this recent case unfolded. 

The client underwent surgery 

Like many medical malpractice cases, this situation began when the client reported for abdominal surgery. Because the surgery was successful, doctors discharged the patient from the hospital. Unfortunately, a few days later, excruciating abdominal and chest pain required the client to visit the emergency department at his local hospital. 

Emergency physicians did not act appropriately 

The patient told doctors about his abdominal surgery. Nevertheless, no one in the emergency department contacted the surgeon or surgical hospital. Instead, after more than 12 hours in the emergency room, treating physicians sent the patient home. 

The next day, an ambulance rushed the individual to the hospital where he had his initial surgery. The prognosis was grim. Not only did the patient have complications from the surgery, but septic shock had set in. Despite being near death, the patient eventually recovered. The recovery process, however, required extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. As you may imagine, medical costs soared. 

Cranwell & Moore attorneys sought compensation 

Because of medical malpractice, the patient sustained serious injuries and incurred significant medical costs. Attorneys at Cranwell & Moore sought compensation on behalf of their injured client, eventually settling the matter during mediation for $800,000. 

If you think you have sustained injuries because of medical malpractice, you must act quickly to protect your legal options. While all cases are different, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.