A former patient of a professional football team doctor was awarded $2.2 million in damages last week by an arbitration panel. The panel found the doctor unanimously negligent when he performed hip surgery on Kathleen Adams in May 2007. The plaintiff alleged that Dr. Chao “lacerated her femoral artery, vein and nerve, resulting in chronic pain and a limp.”
Like many of the clients that the Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Lawyers have help, Adams “has constant radiating pain in her foot and ankle, walks with a limp and has to take four types of medication daily just to make the pain tolerable. The pain will be there the rest of her life.”
It is incredibly unfortunate that innocent people suffer lifelong pain and damages because of a doctor’s negligence and malpractice. However, our judicial system provides a remedy of seeking damages as a method of helping those who have been wronged by a doctor or any other medical professional.
Medical malpractice is negligence on the behalf of a medical professional and the failure of a medical professional to provide adequate care, resulting in personal injury suffered by the patient. Even if you signed a consent form, that does not release the medical professional from his or her obligation to meet the required standard of care that society expects from him or her.
It is therefore essential to retain the right knowledgeable and skilled Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer that will properly evaluate if you have a good enough case to take to court. For further information regarding this, please contact 1-877-529-0444 or by e-mail at email@example.com