Sacramento Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fighting for Badly Injured Client

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Heparin is a medication that’s given to patients for the purpose of thinning the blood, and an 83-year-old woman had her case heard in court concerning an alleged overdose of this medication that has left her badly injured and unable to care for herself any longer. Steven Schultz, a Sacramento medical malpractice attorney at the law firm of Demas & Rosenthal, was representing the plaintiff.

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Attorney Steven Schultz, a Sacramento medical malpractice attorney who is a member of the law firm of Demas & Rosenthal, 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


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