Warshafsky Sues Hospital and Doctor for Medical Negligence
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Raise Healthcare Standards and Safety
When you are sick or in pain, you depend on your doctors to tell you what is wrong and how to fix it. You trust their judgement and experience. Our society regards physicians highly for good reason: they’re the ones who help us, our children, and other loved ones stay healthy and recover from injuries and illness.
For people who are frail or sick, a simple fall can be devastating. Elderly people can slip getting out of bed, getting in or out of the shower, or even just walking and find themselves with broken bones. It is difficult to recover from injuries like these, and it becomes even worse if a doctor misdiagnoses the problem and prescribes the wrong treatment.
Like everyone else, doctors can make mistakes. Their mistakes can cost you your health, your life, or, like this client, the use of your legs. At Warshafsky Law, we take on cases like these both to get the victim the highest settlement or award possible and to achieve a Society Changing Judgement to make hospitals and healthcare safer for everyone. When our personal injury attorneys represent a victim of medical negligence, we stand up for all people who have suffered because of a doctor’s mistake.
Get the Greatest Possible Compensation for Medical Negligence
Victims of medical malpractice in Wisconsin often accept the first offer the insurance company makes, not realizing they could get much more. Insurance companies make the minimum offer to avoid an expensive trial and higher awards. Some Wisconsin lawyers make their money simply by serving as a middleman between their clients and insurance companies, taking a percentage of your already low settlement without fighting for the money you really deserve.
At Warshafsky Law, our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers put the client first. We’re willing to take every case to trial, and insurance companies know it. When they see we’ve prepared a strong case, it encourages them to offer much higher settlements. Even if they do choose to fight us in court, the judge and jury might decide on an even higher award.
Burst Fracture Misdiagnosis Leads to Partial Paralysis
A 75-year-old Wisconsin woman was trying to get out of bed one morning when she slipped and fell. Her back was severely injured. She was quickly taken to the hospital, where her doctor diagnosed her with a mild compression fracture. He ordered physical therapy for rehabilitation and told her the pain should lessen in a few days.
The woman’s pain increased dramatically, and she began showing neurological symptoms as well. In spite of her changing and deteriorating condition, the doctor did not reevaluate his diagnosis. He discharged her to a rehabilitation unit. Hospital personnel at the rehab center were assisting her to the bathroom when she suddenly went limp.
Subsequent examinations by another physician revealed she had suffered a burst fracture, not a mild compression fracture. Compression fractures are small, fine fractures caused by trauma or osteoporosis. Burst fractures are a severe form of compression fracture in which shards of broken vertebra penetrate surrounding tissues. In this case, a fragment of bone had impacted our client’s spinal cord, leaving her partially paralyzed in her legs.
Highest Award Achieved in Personal Injury Lawsuit
The woman knew she deserved compensation for her doctor’s negligence. When she began showing symptoms contrary to his diagnosis, he should have reassessed her condition and found the real problem. Instead, his recommended treatment exacerbated the problem and cost her the use of her legs.
She called Warshafsky Law for a free consultation, and personal injury attorney Ted Warshafsky prepared her case for trial. He gathered evidence against the hospital and the doctor, including the second doctor’s findings. The hospital offered a substantial settlement out of court, while the negligent doctor went to trial. Our experienced personal injury attorney successfully obtained a verdict against the doctor for $835,000.
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The substantial jury award allowed the paralyzed woman to pay her medical bills and provide for herself. Her impaired ability to walk was frustrating and made life difficult, but she no longer had to worry about her medical expenses.
Types of Spinal Cord Surgery Lawsuits
Every kind of surgery has risks, and spinal cord surgeries can be especially dangerous. Damage to your spinal cord can affect your whole nervous system and lead to paralysis, as it did for this woman. Our medical malpractice attorneys represent victims of a variety of spinal cord surgery mishaps:
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Spinal decompression surgery
- Spinal reconstructive surgery
- Cervical or lumbar herniated disc removal surgery
- Disc replacement
- Cervical or lumbar stenosis surgery
- Neurological surgery for scoliosis and kyphotic deformities
- Spinal fracture surgery
- Spinal cord tumor surgery
- Spinal fusion
- Interlaminar implant
- Other spinal cord injury surgery
No Win, No Fee Policy Means Affordable Legal Representation
If you’ve suffered because of medical negligence, call our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers tod
hen people choose their Wisconsin personal injury lawyer based on the endorsement of a football player or actor, they risk choosing an attorney who has never won more money in a courtroom. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages.
Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky. Insurance companies know: it IS about the money.
ay and take the first step toward getting the greatest amount of money possible. Our medical malpractice lawyers show our opponents we mean business by building your case for trial from the very beginning.
Your initial case assessment with our Milwaukee personal injury law firm is free. We’ll start preparing for trial right away, explain what to expect from the legal proceedings, and estimate your possible compensation.
Plus, there’s no fee until you win. No retainer fee, no monthly bills—you only pay once you’ve received your compensation. Everyone in the Milwaukee area can afford our legal representation.
If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor in Milwaukee, don’t wait to call our experienced medical negligence lawyers.