Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

Medical and Dental Malpractice CasesMedical malpractice occurs when your doctor or dentist falls below an accepted standard of care, and either does something or fails to do something that he or she should have done or refrained from doing. Here are a few examples of medical and dental malpractice cases we have handled. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to arrange a free consultation.

Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

Our client was a retired schoolteacher from Staten Island. She was admitted to the emergency room during a holiday weekend with left jaw pain, a common indicator of cardiac distress. Despite this, her heart catheterization was delayed until Monday. In the meantime, she was connected to a heart monitor, but the monitor failed to work, and our client suffered a heart attack.

After the hospital refused to agree to our settlement demand, we successfully argued that the hospital was negligent in both failing to conduct the heart catheterization immediately, and in failing to maintain its monitoring equipment. We settled the case during the trial and, what’s more, the hospital renovated its monitoring equipment and protocol so that nothing like this would ever happen again.

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Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

We represented a woman in her late 40s from Brooklyn visiting Woodhull Hospital for a routine procedure under anesthesia. She was discharged shortly after the procedure despite still being weak and lightheaded. She fell unconscious shortly after arriving home and was transported back to the hospital by ambulance.

She died a few days later. We argued that the hospital committed malpractice by failing to properly consult with a cardiologist, and by failing to take proper precautions prior to discharge. We obtained a $500,000 settlement for her family.

Medical and Dental Malpractice Cases

Our client was a man in his 30s who went to the dentist for removal of an impacted tooth. The dentist inadvertently severed a major artery, and he nearly bled to death as his dentist referred him to an oral surgeon rather than immediately to a hospital. We successfully argued that the procedure should have been performed in the first place by a trained oral surgeon, in a hospital setting, and with proper X-rays. We obtained a favorable settlement for our client before trial.

If you or a loved one would like to bring forward any similar medical and dental malpractice cases, please contact our experienced New York personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. Let our experience work for you and our results speak for themselves.

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