We all rely on skilled physicians and those in the medical field. We trust them with the things that are most valuable to us, which are the health and lives of ourselves and the people we care about most. Doctors aren’t infallible though; they are people too, and sometimes, doctors make mistakes. Often caused by negligence, physician errors can have a negative impact on health, and sometimes these mistakes are so severe they lead to a patient’s death. No matter the cause of the mistake, as a missed diagnosis, improper courses of treatment, or other error can be classified as medical negligence or malpractice.

In the event of even potential medical negligence, those injured need to contact an attorney who knows malpractice law. At Law Offices of Gary Green, experienced medical malpractice and medical negligence lawyers are ready to help. Many people are unaware of their recovery possibilities when it comes to physician and medical care missteps. Often working with a medical malpractice attorney is the best way to figure out what the next best course of action may be.

The attorneys at Law Offices of Gary Green understand the struggles that come with understanding malpractice, and they can help you understand your rights. You and your attorney will discuss your situation, and you may be entitled to compensation, and in the unfortunate event of wrongful death due to malpractice, compensation for family members may be due as well.

There are many types of negligence that warrant a medical malpractice lawsuit, and as such, Law Offices Gary Green practices malpractice law including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, compartment syndrome, and birth injury. We understand that something as seemingly simple as a doctor prescribing the wrong medication, or making an improper diagnosis could actually be devastating. Also, it is important to note that nurses and assisting physicians might have also played an important role in your situation.

Any medical malpractice effect can ripple throughout all areas of your life, especially if you end up suffering from temporary or permanent disability or additional medical issues. Doctor negligence can leave you and your family with stress, mental anguish, and financial distress due to things like medical bills and lost wages. If malpractice leads to the victim’s death, there is an additional impact on the family due to the loss of companionship from their lost loved one and a need for care and comfort. A medical malpractice suit helps to recover compensation for these hardships in such a difficult time.

Any type of malpractice could potentially impact all areas of your life, so act now if you or someone you loves may be a victim of some form of medical malpractice or doctor negligence. You need to find out if you are entitled to receive compensation. To learn more, please contact Law Offices of Gary Green today by calling us toll free at 1-888-442-7947. You can also reach out by email to ggreen@gGreen.com. We would love to offer you a no obligation consultation with an experienced, caring medical malpractice attorney to help you learn about your rights.

Compartment syndrome, an excess of pressure building inside an enclosed space in the body, usually results from bleeding or swelling after an injury. Dangerously high pressure impedes the flow of blood to and from the affected tissues and can cause permanent injury, or require emergency surgery to prevent permanent injury.

Groups of organs or muscles are organized into “compartments.” Connective tissue called fascia form the walls of these compartments. After an injury, blood or fluid may accumulate in the compartment, and the fascia cannot easily expand to accommodate the fluid causing the rise in pressure. Treatment requires a prompt diagnosis. If quickly treated, excessive pressure can be relieved without damaging blood vessels or tissue. A misdiagnosis or delay can cause severe tissue damage with loss of body function, amputation, or even death.

Based on the patient’s symptoms and complaints, and taking into account any injury that may have preceded the complaint, the doctor or hospital must rule out other possible causes of the pain. The onset of compartment syndrome varies from hours to days after the initial injury.

You should keep a few things in mind about your diagnosis.

1. Doctors and nurses are taught that compartment syndrome is a medical emergency. If a patient’s symptoms and complaints are ignored, or the hospital staff is not paying attention, and the patient goes untreated long enough, the results can be devastating.

2. There are tests a physician can perform to measure the pressure in compartments in patients whose injuries put them at risk for developing compartment syndrome, or whenever clinical signs and symptoms are absent or confusing.

3. Common symptoms of compartment syndrome include:

  • Excessive pain
  • Absence of color
  • Lack of feeling
  • Paralysis in the muscle
  • No blood flow

Complaints of any of these symptoms should be considered by the doctor to gauge the pressure within the muscle compartment.

4. Injuries or permanent bodily damage sustained due to a compartment syndrome complication may have been preventable. Many patients who suffer compartment syndrome lose more than the affected tissue. They have lost jobs, homes, life savings, mobility, and sometimes their lives.

If you were diagnosed, misdiagnosed, or suffered a compartment syndrome loss, contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail. Our medical malpractice lawyers are here to discuss your legal options and a possible malpractice suit.

When you visit a medical provider due to an illness, injury or other condition, you put your health and well-being in another person’s hands. No one expects to become the victim of medical malpractice, but the sad fact of the matter is that it happens all the time. If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or death due to the negligence of a physician, hospital or medical provider, it’s crucial to defend your rights. Law Offices of Gary Green is available to help you build a case in court. Learn more about medical malpractice cases below.

It’s easy to feel alone when you suffer a serious injury or illness due to the incompetence or negligence of a doctor. However, you’re in the same boat as many other people. The following five facts are sure to open your eyes:

Very Few Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are Filed – Hundreds of thousands of cases of medical negligence happen every year in the U.S., but a comparatively small number of lawsuits are filed. In other words, doctors and hospitals often get away with it, and that simply isn’t acceptable.

Hundreds of Thousands of People are Affected Each Year – Completely preventable medical errors are to blame for hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control doesn’t include them on its list of the ten most common causes of death in the U.S. If it did, these cases would rank sixth.

There are Many Common Types of Medical Malpractice – As common as medical malpractice and negligence are, it’s not surprising that it comes in many forms. The most common types of medical malpractice are: post-surgical infections, injuries that are acquired in the hospital, medication errors, bed sores and pressure ulcers, infections, medical errors and objects retained during surgical procedures.

The Majority of Patients aren’t Informed – A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 70 percent of those who were victims of medical malpractice were not told about the situation at all. When issues occur, they are often swept under the rug. That’s why it’s critical for patients to speak up when necessary.

Doctors are Rarely Disciplined – If you think your doctor will be disciplined for his medical errors, think again. According to research, two-thirds of doctors who make 10 or more medical malpractice payments are never subjected to discipline of any kind.

Take Matters into Your Own Hands

If you have been harmed due to the negligence of a physician or other medical provider, it’s up to you to sue them in a court of law. However, you don’t have to go about it alone. With Law Offices of Gary Green by your side, you will be able to pursue your case in court and be compensated for your pain, suffering and medical expenses. Don’t wait around for your doctor to do the right thing. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

For the vast majority of people, childbirth is an easy, trouble-free experience. After experiencing a complication-free pregnancy, few parents-to-be expect to experience problems in the delivery room. Even fewer expect any problems that do arise to be caused by the negligence of the doctor or hospital. Unfortunately, disabilities like cerebral palsy are often caused due to the negligence of hospital employees and medical professionals. If your child is one of the more than 8,000 children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, it’s important to know that you and your child have rights. In order to protect those rights, you need to contact a medical malpractice attorney at Law Offices of Gary Green right away.

Fight Back against Negligence in the Delivery Room

It seems unthinkable that highly trained professionals in a delivery room could make mistakes that cause conditions like cerebral palsy, but it happens all the time. Injuries that are sustained at birth can have long-running physical, emotional and financial repercussions for children and parents alike. A single medical mistake can significantly alter a child’s future. By suing those who are accountable, you will do what it takes to receive compensation. You may also help prevent future incidents from occurring.

Common Mistakes can Cost You and Your Child Dearly

Parents often blame themselves upon learning that their child has cerebral palsy or another disability that was caused by an injury at birth. It’s critical to realize, however, that many of the more than 750,000 children and adults who currently suffer from cerebral palsy got their injuries due to the negligence of hospital staff. Mistakes like misreading an ultrasound, not responding quickly enough to fetal distress on a heart monitor and the improper use of delivery instruments like forceps can all result in injuries that cause cerebral palsy.

Has Your Child Been Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy? Here’s what to Do

Conditions like cerebral palsy are sometimes diagnosed shortly after delivery. In some cases, they aren’t diagnosed until a child is in preschool. If your child has been diagnosed with this type of disability, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. By contacting Law Offices of Gary Green, you can get started on discovering what went wrong and finding out what kind of compensation you are owed. It is important to hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions. Success in court won’t lessen the heartache of dealing with this condition, but it could help secure financial compensation that will pay for the ongoing medical expenses that your child will incur throughout his or her lifetime. Call now to get started.

The answer is simple: risk reward ratio. Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases do not settle with a few letters and phone calls. They resolve, if at all, after expensive, protracted litigation. The odds of obtaining a verdict in a Medical Negligence, Nursing Home or Products Liability case are low as compared to suing, for example, a drunk driver. And many times in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home or Products Liability cases there is the need to bring in additional counsel who has experience with a particular product or type of case. These additional fees are paid by the attorneys, negotiated between themselves, with the client’s acknowledgment , but not at additional expense to the client.

At Law Offices of Gary Green expenses on Medical Negligence and Products Liability cases usually run 25 times higher than for general negligence cases!

It is impossible to know how much expenses will be for any case until the case is over, but suffice it to say expenses in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases usually run in the scores (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars. Attorneys in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases have to hire professional experts to prove the cases. The requirement for proving one’s prima facie case by expert testimony in Medical Negligence cases is by statutory law. The very definition of Medical Negligence is proof, by expert testimony, that the care rendered by the defendant fell below the standard of care for that particular jurisdiction. Especially in Medical Negligence cases, local experts do not want to testify against local defendants. That means we have to fly in out-of-state experts who charge literally thousands of dollars for every hour they are away from their home – some of them bill even when they are sleeping!

Finally, it is often more difficult for a jury to find against a doctor, hospital, nursing home or company that manufactures products. Health care professionals, engineers and company representatives are revered in this country. They are well educated, suave and usually work with, employ or treat many of the potential jurors. Using the drunk driver analogy again, a juror is much more likely to find against a drunk driver than a doctor, hospital, nursing home or company representative.

So there you have it. Higher expenses and less chance of success are why fees go up, usually from 40% to 45%, in Medical Negligence, Nursing Home and Products Liability cases.