An Idaho couple recently secured a substantial $7.96 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against the health care provider they claimed were responsible for the husband’s catastrophic spinal cord injury. The lawsuit named Mountain View Hospital and its urgent care clinic, RediCare, which the victim visited for emergency medical care more than four-years ago.
According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, filed in Bonneville County, the plaintiff suffered his spinal cord injury after health care providers failed to follow their own protocols for dealing with a patient who had a suspected spinal cord injury. Despite exhibiting symptoms consistent with a serious medical condition, the hospital’s staff allowed the victim to continue to freely move during his examination.
As a result, the victim became paralyzed from the waist down and requires ongoing medical care to treat his condition. Despite the excuses defense attorneys put forth to cover up for the doctor’s negligence, the jury found the treating physician fully responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. The jury handed down $1 million of the award for pain and suffering while the remainder accounts for the future medical expenses the plaintiffs will incur.
Despite the significant verdict and acknowledging the victim’s tragic situation, the hospital and its defense attorneys continue to deny liability in the case through statements made to the press following trial. As is often the case, hospitals and their insurance companies choose to deny, delay, and defend meritorious cases rather than compensate victims for their catastrophic injuries.
Oftentimes, filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit is the only way for victims to compel negligent parties into accepting responsibility for the harm caused and paying claims. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help victims recover much needed compensation for their lost wages, hospital bills, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress of living with their injury.
Although The Cochran Firm, D.C. was not involved in this particular case, our experienced Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys frequently represent patients who were seriously injured by a doctor’s negligence. Our medical negligence attorneys represent patients suffering from paralysis and other serious injuries caused by a hospital’s mistake.
Contact our office for a free and confidential case review with one of our seasoned Washington DC medical malpractice lawyers. You can reach our office by filling out an online contact form with the details of your case or by calling The Cochran Firm at 1-800-THE FIRM (843-3476) and speaking to one of our representatives.
Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means our office pay sall the upfront costs and we never collect our fees unless we secure justice for you and your family. Because strict time deadlines apply to filing medical malpractice lawsuits, we urge victims to contact us at their earliest convenience to help preserve their legal rights.