When you or a loved one require medical attention, you expect doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to perform their duties competently and to provide a certain level of care. Though most medical professionals work tirelessly to help patients under their care, instances of medical negligence and misconduct do happen. When medical professionals fail to meet the standard level of care expected of them, it is crucial that they are held accountable.
Theile McVey, personal injury attorney with the law firm Kassel McVey, Attorneys at Law, recently represented a client whose family member was a victim of medical malpractice.
In this case, the plaintiff’s mother was admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism. She was placed on the blood thinner Warfarin, the generic counterpart of Coumadin, and was given a 10mg dose on two occasions—double the dose that she should have been given.
Even after exhibiting signs and symptoms of bleeding, the 71-year-old woman’s bleeding condition was left untreated. The patient was then given a third dose of Warfarin. Despite signs of bleed, doctors failed to immediately order any reversal agents to counter the effects of the blood thinner medication.
The next morning at shift change, the new attending physician recognized the problem and ordered reversal agents and blood transfusions. Unfortunately, the action came too late. The plaintiff’s mother bled to death in the hospital.
Thanks to Theile, the case settled after discovery but before trial, for $1,500,000.
Seek Legal Help Today
If you or a family member are seriously injured or harmed due to an error or mistake that could have been avoided, seek help from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It is crucial that you work with a legal professional with the skill, experience, and resources necessary to recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Medical malpractice cases are complicated but Kassel McVey has a record of success in this particular area of law. From birth injuries and emergency room negligence to failure to diagnose and medication errors, you can trust the team at Kassel McVey to work tirelessly and aggressively to ensure that your rights and best interests are protected.
Together with partner John Kassel and the rest of their legal team, Theile focuses solely on representing personal injury victims and their loved ones. By exclusively conducting a plaintiff’s practice, the team at Kassel McVey are able to become better advocates and make real differences in the lives of their clients.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (803) 256-4242.
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