Sacramento, CA (Vocus) August 19, 2010
Attorney Steven Schultz, a Sacramento medical malpractice attorney who is a member of the law firm of Demas & Rosenthal http://www.injury-attorneys.com, was representing a client, which concerns a medical malpractice claim in which the plaintiff alleged that she was given an overdose of the blood-thinning medication Heparin. At issue in this case was the amount of damages that would be appropriate.
According to court documents filed in Butte County Courts in California (Case #144863), an 83-year-old resident of California reported to the Hospital on July 31, 2008 for a procedure that was intended to help improve circulation in her right foot. She was given a dose of Heparin, a blood-thinning medication that is designed to improve circulation by minimizing coagulants that can build up in a person’s circulatory system. Unfortunately, she was allegedly given 50 times the appropriate dose of Heparin, and as a result she suffered a right-sided stroke that left her with permanent neurological damage as well as left-sided paralysis/neglect, general lethargy and loss of memory and cognitive function.
As a result of these injuries, the woman now requires 24-hour supervision. The facts of the case, according to Attorney Schultz, were not in dispute. What was at issue in the case concerned the appropriate amount of damages. Based on common equations and limits in damages per California law Attorney Schultz pleaded for damages in the amount of $1,231,830.04.*
About Demas & Rosenthal
Demas & Rosenthal, the firm at which Sacramento medical malpractice lawyer Steven Schultz works, has been dedicating a large portion of its practice to helping people who have been injured in medical malpractice situations since 1993 and has helped those harmed by medical negligence in dozens of different venues. During that time, the firm has handled California medical malpractice cases that included issues regarding improper medication doses, surgical mistakes, birth injuries and other issues.
- Case #144863 in Butte County Courts California