Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Seniors and the Elderly/
If your loved one suffered serious injuries because of a mistake by a healthcare provider, a medical malpractice attorney for the elderly, may be able to help. Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury lawsuit that may be filed because a patient was harmed by the negligence of a healthcare provider or institution. These types of cases can be complicated, so if you have any questions or feel you need legal help, contact the National Injured Senior Law Center.
Your family member, like many older Americans, may have multiple health challenges. As we age, our general health and capabilities can gradually decline. But this doesn’t mean an older loved one shouldn’t lead a full life. The fact someone has a difficult health situation is not an excuse for injuries caused by negligence.
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The Combination of Medical Malpractice and Elderly Patients Can Be Complex/
The facts of the situation drive medical malpractice cases. In one case, a doctor’s decision may be malpractice while the same decision for another patient, it may not. We will perform an extensive investigation after we’re retained and if we think it’s warranted, we will send records to an expert to get their opinion on whether negligence caused the harm.
Those who may be subject to these lawsuits include virtually anyone working in healthcare and any organization employing them. It could be doctors, nurses, EMT’s, surgeons, radiologists, physical therapists, hospitals, nursing homes or medical labs. There could be multiple defendants (a surgeon and a hospital, for example) if there’s evidence their negligence caused the plaintiff’s harm.
Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Involving Seniors Get Involved in a Wide Range of Cases
Examples of medical malpractice are:
- After a patient underwent surgery, she suffered a serious infection where the surgery took place. It caused a long hospital stay and permanent physical limitations
- A patient with a persistent cough had a chest x-ray and he was diagnosed with pneumonia. After several months without improvement, more tests and a CT scan reveal lung cancer. Due to the delay, the patient’s chances of a cure were dramatically reduced.
- A woman came to a hospital emergency department complaining of numbness and pain in her left leg. Tests showed a blood clot but no vascular surgeon was on duty. When one was called on the phone, he ordered another test and told her to go home and see him three days later. After her release, her condition worsened and part of her leg was amputated.
- A man was prescribed an antiviral medication after being diagnosed with an infection. He was supposed to receive 2,400 milligrams of the drug but instead was administered 24,000 milligrams, causing his kidneys to fail and his later death.
- A patient died because a feeding tube was mistakenly inserted into one of his lungs and a radiologist failed to see the mistake in a chest x-ray. The man was fed through the feeding tube for more than twelve hours, filling his lungs with fluid, eventually leading to his death. The patient showed respiratory distress but the hospital’s physicians failed to recognize the misplaced feeding tube was the cause.