Compensation for kidney stone surgery in malpractice case Wisconsin lawsuit nets $450K settlement amount
How can you sue for medical malpractice?
To sue for medical malpractice, you need to be able to prove that the doctor's diagnosis or treatment was negligent and caused you harm. To prove this, you need to show a competent doctor in the same situation would not have made the same decisions. Warshakfsy won a $450,000 dollar settlement for a kidney stone surgery malpractice case.
Every day across America, physicians perform life-saving and routine surgeries. Occasionally, though, things go wrong. In Wisconsin, victims of medical malpractice have recourse in the experienced personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law. When we go to a doctor, we expect a certain level of expertise. We don’t expect to have an entire kidney removed when it would suffice to simply remove a kidney stone in the kidney. Yet this is exactly what happened to our client Carol when she entrusted her doctor to remove a kidney stone.
Surgeon accidentally removes kidney, pays for it in personal injury lawsuit
Carol came to Warshafsky's surgical errors law firm after learning her doctor had taken it upon himself to remove her entire kidney. She was told by the doctor it was medically necessary but, as you can imagine, this was a bit hard to believe. With the doctor and his hospital holding fast to their preposterous “medically necessary” stance, the personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky’s medical malpractice attorneys in Milwaukee prepared Carol’s case for a full-blown trial.
Apparently, the opposition didn’t count on Warshafsky bringing in expert opinions from pathologists who examined the removed kidney. Testimony elicited from pathologists at Northwest General Hospital (where the doctor operated) and from Milwaukee County General Hospital concurred there was nothing wrong with the removed kidney, other than the fact it had a stone. Confronted by compelling evidence of a totally unnecessary kidney removal, the trial was halted when the doctor offered to settle out of court.
During settlement negotiations, Warshafsky personal injury attorneys rightfully argued Carol’s health had been adversely affected and her future earning capacity reduced. The final settlement of $450,000 reflected the seriousness of breaking the trust patients put in their physicians. If you are thinking this doesn’t sound like nearly enough for what Carol went through, you’re right – it doesn’t. In today’s dollars, the settlement would be valued at nearly $1.1 million.
Another strong Society Changing Judgment was sent to everyone in the medical field: any doctor who takes advantage of a patient’s trust – whether out of life-altering incompetence or for the sake of personal gain – will not be left alone by the medical malpractice lawyers of Warshafsky. We will prove the damage done, and they will pay.
When 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.
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