The victims of medical malpractice range from improperly delivered babies with brain damage to adults who have been treated with unnecessary and damaging medical procedures. Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult of all lawsuits.
Over the years, the medical insurance industry and the health care lobby have pressured the courts and legislature to change the law so that doctors and hospitals have an unfair advantage over other litigants. For example, in any other type of case the time within which an injured infant can bring a lawsuit is tolled (stayed) for 18 years so that the infant has a chance to become mature enough to understand what has happened to him. However, when a doctor or hospital commits malpractice on a baby, the baby only has 10 years to realize that he may be able to bring a lawsuit. In other words, when a doctor or hospital is involved, the law assumes that a 10 year-old is mature enough to know his legal rights.
Our firm has had extensive experience successfully prosecuting medical, podiatric and chiropractic malpractice cases. Marc Reibman began his legal career defending doctors in malpractice cases. He now uses the experience that he gained representing doctors on behalf of his injured patient clients. Steven Weiner was a practicing physician trained in anesthesiology before he became an attorney.
The types of malpractice cases with which we have been involved include:
• Failure to properly deliver babies with resultant Cerebral Palsy, brachial plexus injury, Erb’s Palsy, and other injuries
• Failure to properly diagnose and treat gestational (pregnancy) diabetes,
• Failure to properly perform laparoscopic gall bladder surgery;
• Improper performance of a knee replacement;
• Improper performance of foot surgery;
• Placement of an excessively tight hospital ID band with resultant loss of circulation and loss of use of the hand;
• Leaving surgical instruments inside a patient after surgery; and
• Failure to diagnose and prevent a suicidal patient from committing suicide.
If you believe that you, your friends or loved ones have been the victims of malpractice, please do not hesitate to call our office to schedule a consultation.