Medical negligence - You Walked To the Hospital But Became available Paralyzed
"Nothing to think about," says your internist who clears you for surgery.
"It's a routine procedure," says the physician who is going to function you.
"Why then is my husband paralyzed next surgery?" asks a frantic wife towards the surgeon.
The answers don't really matter since all you care about is becoming your husband better to leave a healthcare facility again. He went in relatively healthy, now he's within a wheelchair and should not walk, most likely throughout his life! "What happened?" you scream in your thoughts.
Feelings of anger, frustration as well as a no communication with the doctors and nurses create a big question about whether your husband or wife received appropriate medical and surgical care. Many doctors, nurses and hospital staff are often afraid to confess their mistakes for anxiety about being sued. The things they don't realize, is that by their refusal to understand their errors, this produces the push court action to find out just what happened and why.
There has been many studies showing that when doctors, nurses and hospital staff spoke openly to patients and their families most of them would understand and judge not to sue. Actually, many Va hospitals now utilize an "I'm Sorry" policy that compels the doctors and nurses to confess when they've created a mistake, assume responsibilty for their actions, then focus on ways to improve the injury and acquire the individual healthy again. Very few behavioral health services or wrongful death insurance providers in New York have adopted this widely accepted idea. That leaves family members to sue to get solutions to pressing questions: Why did my better half become paralyzed if this would have been a 'simple procedure'?
This strong feeling of anger and lack of information develop a feeling of hopelessness, fear and insufficient control. That's when many people start asking relatives for suggestions about what to do next.
Exactlty what can you do? Only by conducting a thorough investigation all night . all your spouse's medical records evaluated by doctors could you figure out what exactly went wrong that caused these terrible injuries.
There are numerous lawyers 'out there' who advertise in every different places...yellow pages, billboards, radio, TV, newspapers, online...how do you know what one fits your needs? Your friend used a great lawyer for her motor vehicle accident case, but you do not think he handles malpractice cases. Your neighbor is actually a estate lawyer...he's not destined to be able to handle this. You'd want to call a Courthouse and have somebody that works there, who believe that the top malpractice lawyer is...so how will i find the proper person to question? You could use the internet to find a legal professional near you, but wait, how do you distinguish one lawyer's website from another?
All of your questions are valid. There are many attorneys, by having different experience and qualifications. This is exactly why you'll want to try to find a lawyer that delivers you with information about lawyers and lawsuits before you decide to ever pick up the telephone and call, and before you decide to ever head into a lawyer's office to talk about your case.
When you are evaluating your lawyer, have a look at their experience, their results, their understanding of malpractice cases like yours, along with what information they provide. Have they written or published anything within their field of law? Were they created training videos to assist you, the buyer, pick which is the greatest attorney to your case? Look critically at they information they provide, and then suggest your informed choice.
Gerry Oginski is an experienced medical malpractice and personal injury trial attorney practicing law in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, New York, Staten Island, Nassau & Suffolk. He's tirelessly represented injured victims in every forms of malpractice and injury cases for over 19 years. As being a solo practitioner they can devote 100% of his time and energy to every person client. Complaintant is rarely a file number in the office.