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.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Drug and Medical Device Claims

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green