Douglas Stedman, an Attica, NY resident, was awarded $223,000 for pain and suffering because of medical mistakes made by his physician, Dr. Matthew Landfried, a Batavia, NY orthopedic surgeon.
According to Stedman’s personal injury lawyers, Dr. Landfried did not perform up to the standard level of care by implanting the wrong size hip prosthetic. The medical mistake led to multiple surgeries to correct the problem – causing a tremendous amount of pain and suffering.
The jury discussed the case for over three hours before voting 5-1 in favor of Stedman. The personal injury settlement will help repay the cost for the medical bills that came from the additional surgeries brought on by the original mistake.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys believe that it is possible for professionals in the medical field to make mistakes, sometimes resulting medical malpractice leading to injuries or wrongful death. Licensed medical professionals (doctors and nurses) have a huge responsibility to care for their patients. Their mistakes can quickly turn fatal, like when a major artery is punctured or how any mistake near the spinal cord could cause paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia).
Medical mistakes happen more frequently than they should, but when they do, their effects can be severe. Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe that when medical mistakes and medical negligence happen, you deserve a medical malpractice settlement to help you cope with your pain and suffering — as well as your medical bills and lost wages.
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