TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM SUCCESSFULLY SETTLED FOUR CHALLENGING CASES FOR CLIENTS IN NOVEMBER 2017
Largest of the four cases settled for $2,750,000
Dankner Milstein, P.C., a top New York City medical malpractice law firm, successfully settled four medical malpractice cases on behalf of its clients in the month of November 2017 alone. Clients in three of the four cases seeking damages for wrongful death, and coincidentally three of these cases each settled for exactly a half-a-million dollars, and two of the deaths involved men who were 88 years of age.
The largest case of the four involving the death of a 29-year-old father of three settled for $2,750,000. The claim in the case involved a delay in performing a surgical procedure to relieve increasing intra-cranial pressure caused by a congenital brain malformation.
In another case, Dankner Milstein’s client was admitted to the hospital following a fall causing injury to the neck. The radiologist who interpreted the MRI read the test as being normal. And as a result, no spinal precautions were recommended. Twenty-four hours after admission, the firm’s client became paralyzed. Upon review of the MRI images, it was determined that the test results were indeed abnormal and revealed a fracture of the spine at the C6-C7 level.
In the third case, the claim involved a delay in recognizing that our client had a pulmonary infection that developed following urologic surgery. The central issue involved a failure to promptly institute antibiotic treatment. The firm’s client died of complications of sepsis.
The last case involved a failure by the radiologist to properly interpret a mammogram study that caused a delay in diagnosing breast cancer. “This is a very common medical malpractice fact pattern,” Ed Milstein, a partner in the top medical malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein said. “Fortunately for our client,” Milstein added, “the delay was of short duration and treatment so far appears to have been curative.”
“The work effort in achieving these results in exhaustive,” Jay Dankner, manager partner of Dankner Milstein said. “As always, the key to achieving a successful result in a medical malpractice case is multifaceted.
“As is choosing a top New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer if you have been injured,” Dankner added.
Milstein pointed to four critical steps a law firm must take to achieve the most favorable result for their client:
- Understand the medical issues of the case thoroughly.
- Obtain all of the pertinent medical records.
- Conduct a thorough and comprehensive deposition of the defendant doctor(s).
- Hire qualified experts to support claims made by the plaintiff’s attorney.
“Every medical malpractice case is fact specific,” Milstein explained. “Although there are similarities in cases, the devil is always in the details. As is often the case, a medical malpractice action can be won or lost on the basis of one small detail.”
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