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Two Examples Of Successful Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Being sick or injured is a scary situation, and it can be even worse if you become a victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence.

You trust your doctors and nurses with your life. When they don’t perform up to standards, it can lead to serious physical consequences. If you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, there is a possibility you could have a case for legal action.

Medical malpractice cases are extremely difficult to win, but it is possible. Here are a couple of examples of successful medical malpractice and negligence lawsuits.

Family Of A Man Who Died From A Traumatic Brain Bleed

​We were hired by the family of a man who went to a North Alabama hospital with signs of an intracerebellar hemorrhage (traumatic brain bleed). Over the course of three days, nurses and doctors failed to recognize his symptoms and condition in a timely manner. They also failed to carry out and perform critical tests once the symptoms became obvious. As a result of this negligence, this father of five and grandfather of fifteen died.

After lengthy and difficult discovery, the hospital settled rather than go to trial and the man’s wife received 2.5 million dollars. By filing a lawsuit and following through, our clients helped to make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen to another family.

A Young Boy With Meningitis

​Our client was a young boy who developed symptoms his mother couldn’t identify. His mother took him to a clinic in North Alabama, which had treated the boy before. The original physicians and nurses correctly diagnosed the boy as suffering from meningitis.

Unfortunately, the boy was treated at a time of day when a shift-change occurred between nurses and physicians. The doctors and nurses coming on duty did not adequately read and pay attention to care-orders left by the previous nurses and doctors. As a result, our client’s meningitis was allowed to progress to the point of irreversible physical deficits.

The defendants paid 4 million dollars, which helped pay for the extra care and rehabilitation the boy will need as he grows older. Our client’s family now has the resources to find the best help he will need in the future, and our client has funds to help see him through life when he is an adult.

This blog post should not be taken as medical or legal advice. If you’re in Alabama and you’ve been harmed by medical malpractice or medical negligence, we can help you receive compensation.

Liddon Law Firm works with victims of all types of medical malpractice and medical negligence. We understand the physical and mental strain these injuries can cause. Please contact our attorneys to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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