Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Does the Law Do Its Job?

It is widely accepted that across the United States of America, many patients at one point or another are injured due to the carelessness of doctors. One study that has illustrated this point is the highly debated “Harvard Study”. That study concluded that in 1984, 99,000 patients in New York State suffered serious injuries while in hospitals.  Thirteen thousand of  those patients lost their lives. Other studies have had similar results regarding the injury of patients while in hospitals. The main issue that medical malpractice attorneys are confronted with each day is whether the law is doing a good enough job to protect these patients. The … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $3 Million Verdict in New York

A New york Jury has recently awarded a $3 million verdict to 18 year old Marlayna Kineke, a young woman who suffered a serious brain injury due to medical malpractice during her childbirth 18 years ago. Negligent Doctor Causes Permanent Injury Dr. Stephen Serlin was summoned at 5am on February 24th, 1993 to perform an emergency C-section for Marlayna's mother, Dawn Kineke. He did not arrive at the hospital until 7am, and the procedure didn't begin until 8:14am. In that time, Marlayna suffered fetal asphyxia from umbilical cord compression within the womb, which caused cerebral palsy and a host of additional developmental … [Read more...]

$9 million Awarded to Victim of Medical Malpractice

A California jury awarded Maria Theresa Sanchez $9 million when her physicians comitted medical malpractice and negligence by failing to diagnose her brain infection, causing permanent brain damage. Maria's Past Medical History As a child, Maria Theresa Sanchez was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain." The disorder involves an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain. A shunt was installed within her head to drain the excess fluid and relieve any intracranial pressure caused by the condition. Negligent Doctors fail to Diagnose Infection In 2003, Maria (37) walked into the emergency room at … [Read more...]