As many as 98,000 Americans die every year because of preventable medical mistakes.
Preventable medical mistakes can happen at hospitals, medical centers, outpatient surgical centers, urgent care facilities or even dentist’s offices. Back surgery, knee surgery, heart surgery, and brain surgery all pose inherent dangers, and when mistakes are made, lives can be lost.
Occasionally, fatal or permanent injury occurs in routine hospital procedures. Radiology reports are interpreted incorrectly, or not reviewed at all. The wrong medication can be administered to a patient. Sometimes surgery is performed on the wrong body part, or even the wrong patient.
One D’Amore Law Group client was blinded when her optic nerve was cut during routine sinus surgery. A Washington client lost the movement in one of his eyes when the surgeon cut through a thin bone, severing the muscle that controlled eye movement.
A woman undergoing treatment at a dialysis center died after a technician failed to return “cleaned” blood to her system – she died just steps from the dialysis chair. D’Amore Law Group successfully represented the woman’s family, and secured a confidential settlement to assist in her recovery.
Medical malpractice cases are very complex, and often require a great deal of investigation to assess negligence. Though cases may be settled or resolved, insurance companies often choose to take a medical error cases to trial.