The devastating effects of medical malpractice have the potential to echo through the rest of a person’s life, and it often brings severe physical, mental, and emotional anguish to the patient and his or her loved ones. With the help of a committed and determined NY medical malpractice lawyer, however, patients who have fallen victim to medical malpractice can get the chance to receive the reparations they need to help them begin healing and rebuilding their lives. Without a doubt, The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein are staunch believers in that notion.
A recent case demonstrated just how far medical malpractice attorney Joseph Lichtenstein would go to make sure that his clients get the justice they deserve. An 80-year-old woman’s legs were partially paralyzed after receiving an epidural pain injection, but it was going to be extremely difficult to prove that the procedure was not done properly. Emphasizing the complexity of the case, other lawyers and pain management and anesthesia experts concluded the same after an initial review of the plaintiff’s situation.
Despite these, Atty. Lichtenstein refused to step down from the challenge. Digging deeper into the events that transpired, he found out that the X-Ray surveillance (fluoroscopy) step was not performed correctly. In addition, he discovered that the anesthesia was injected into the wrong part of the spine. Finally, he managed to make the defendant admit in his deposition that he promised the patient there would no complications, in spite of the fact that she already insisted she did not want the procedure if there were any risks involved.
As a result of Atty. Lichtenstein’s tireless pursuit of the case, the elderly client won a million dollar plus settlement, which will ensure that she can be taken care of for the rest of her life.
This complex case highlights the importance of experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Long Island, NY and their role in ensuring that patients receive adequate compensation for catastrophes caused by negligent health care professionals. If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of malpractice and would like advice on how to proceed, please don’t hesitate to visit www.MedicalAttorneyNY.com to get in touch with a seasoned legal professional right away.