Recently, the family of Laboyish Catlin received a $3 million award in the wrongful death lawsuit that the family filed on behalf on Mr. Catlin. As a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Weston, the story of this case is very difficult to stomach and I greatly sympathize with the family. The man bled to death several days after his ulcer surgery and according to the allegations, Mr. Catlin bled to death because of the medical staff’s negligent care. The medical malpractice lawsuit further alleges that even though Mr. Catlin received several blood transfusions after the surgery, that the doctors could not stop the bleeding. At the crux of the lawsuit, the family’s personal injury lawyer claimed that the medical team failed to provide sufficient and proper follow-up care.
In these types of cases, the plaintiff’s attorney needs to prove that the doctors and nurses were negligent with regards to their care of the patient. As a Weston Medical Malpractice Lawyer, I would have advised the family about expectations of care. Hypothetically speaking, I would have explained that one of the keys to winning this case is whether the medical provider fell below the prevailing standard of care in this or a like medical community. Based on the result of the case, it is fairly obvious that the family’s personal injury lawyer successfully proved these elements to be true.
What makes this case more tragic is the wrongful death of Mr. Catlin. In the simplest terms, he was a patient who expected that his doctors and nurses would perform their jobs to the utmost of their abilities. However, as a result of their alleged negligence and their alleged failure to provide proper follow-up care, he suffered and ultimately died. The family’s wrongful death attorney likely argued points similar to what I’ve mentioned and applied them to the specific facts of this case.
As a Weston Medical Malpractice Lawyer, and as someone who has fought for victims’ families in many wrongful death lawsuits, I understand the severity of the situation, which is why I want wish Mr. Catlin’s family peace and happiness going forward.