Having any type of medical procedure can be a bit scary and unnerving. You put your entire trust in the hands of the medical staff charged with taking care of you and navigating their way through this experience successfully and without incident. Your life literally is in their hands. This could be a lot of pressure on the doctor and supporting staff, but presumably they have been through this before and know what they are doing. Nothing to worry about, right? In most cases, you would be correct. But we are all human, and unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made. But when a medical mishap occurs, it could have serious – even fatal – consequences. And once you’ve passed a certain threshold, there is not much more you can do except turn to a compassionate medical malpractice attorney in Hawaii.
Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. has been representing the residents of Hawaii for many years in medical malpractice cases. Such a serious and delicate issue deserves a law firm that not only has the experience, knowledge and manpower it takes to go to battle in the courtroom, but also the sensitivity to deal with those affected by the incident itself. Living with the side effects of your doctor’s mistake could be mentally, emotionally and financially taxing. And if that mistake caused a loss of life, no amount of apologizing could ever bring back a loved one. Finding a compassionate medical malpractice attorney in Hawaii should be a top priority if you find yourself in this situation.
“Saturday Night Live” legend Dana Carvey had a double bypass in 2001. A few months afterward, he was told that the surgeon operated on the wrong artery. According to the medical staff, it was an easy mistake to make because of the unusual positioning of the artery in his heart. Carvey sued the surgeon and the hospital for over $7 million.
Joan Morris was scheduled to have an angiography performed on her. The day of her procedure, everything went according to plan; everything went off without a hitch. But instead of taking her back to her original room, she was taken to another floor. Instead of being discharged the next day, they took her back to the operating room and started to perform heart surgery on her. After about an hour, they realized their error. The extra surgery now leaves her at increased risk for infection and heart attack.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, you need to enlist the services of a compassionate medical malpractice attorney in Hawaii to make sure you get what you are legally entitled to. Many medical malpractice situations do not end in death, but they all have some lasting effects – mental, physical, financial. Contact Hawaii medical malpractice attorney Jed Kurzban if you need representation, or if you are seeking it on behalf of someone else. The longer you wait, the more detrimental it could be to your case.