Medical doctors have a responsibility to provide patients with a reasonable level of attention and care. When they fail to do so, and avoidable injuries or death occur, victims and their families have the right to pursue compensation.
Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
On October 22, 2012, a verdict was rendered by a Plymouth County jury against Doctor Carmine Williams in the amount of $3,582,831. The hefty verdict followed an eight-day trial that resulted in a jury finding Dr. Williams negligent for actions that may have led to the death of 12-year-old Alberto Fernandez.
Linda Croke, the decedent’s mother, pursued a wrongful death claim against Doctor Carmine after her son was left waiting in critical condition for over three hours. According to court documents, Linda’s son was suffering from a malfunctioning brain shunt, and the hospital did not have the appropriate personnel to treat his life-threatening condition.
The attorneys who assisted Mrs. Croke were able to convince the jury that Dr. Williams was negligent while handling the situation. Dr. Williams failed to recognize the dire nature of Alberto’s condition, which resulted in a significant delay in his transfer to a facility with the capability to provide appropriate care, according to court documents.
Considering the circumstance, Mrs. Croke was lucky to have obtained such a favorable outcome.
The Legal Finance Journal* reported that when personal injury lawsuits proceeded to trial, plaintiffs won nearly 50% of the time. In regards to tort trials stemming from auto accidents, plaintiffs won 61% of the time, compared to 50% of intentional tort trials, 39% of premises liability trials, 38% of product liability trials, and only 19% of medical malpractice trials.
Tom Kiley Sr., Boston child brain injury attorney, has assisted a number of adolescent victims and their families following traumatic brain injuries (TBI). “Medical doctors have a responsibility to provide patients with a reasonable level of attention and care. When they fail to do so, and avoidable injuries or death occur, victims and their families have the right to pursue compensation for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering that resulted from their incident.”
If Alberto’s condition had been treated appropriately and in a timely manner; he may still be with his family today. We hope that lawsuits such as these will lead to less tragic instances in the future,” said Attorney Kiley.
About Kiley Law Group, LLC
The Massachusetts child brain injury lawyers at Kiley Law Group, LLC have been assisting victims of traumatic injuries for over 30 years. In addition to several accolades received for excellence in his field, Tom Kiley Sr. was named the “Million Dollar Man” by the Boston Herald.
For more information about child brain injuries or to receive a free legal consultation, call 1-800-930-8145 or visit bostonchildbraininjury.com.
Attribution* - legalfinancejournal.com/personal-injury-lawsuits-in-the-u-s-a-brief-look/