When you go to a healthcare establishment, you expect that your doctor is diligent and will treat you with the utmost care. After all, the doctor has gone through years of schooling and has gotten a lot of practice in order to provide you with this. However, that isn’t always the case. Doctors are still human and can exhibit negligence in their practice. Medical malpractice is far too prevalent. It’s the third leading cause of death in the United States. Some of the most common medical malpractice claims include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, or medication errors. It’s unfair to you or your loved one to have to go through with this. They didn’t follow through on the standard of care and now you’re the one harmed. Recently, a case for medical malpractice in surgical error has happened in Wisconsin. It’s essential to know about different cases like this in order to compare to your own and see if you have a case for medical malpractice.
A Kenosha man has filed a suit for fraud and medical malpractice regarding his back surgery. This is an extreme case meaning he could bypass the cap on medical malpractice lawsuit damages and receive more than $750,000 in damages. Kim Hamburg, the man bringing the suit, is now in a wheelchair and claims that he will have future medical expenses due to this injury, which is why the cap on damages may be extended.
In 2015, Hamburg called upon neurosurgeon Dennis Mainman because of his hurt back. The MRI suggested that there was an intradural lesion on his lower back. Mainman explained to Hamburg that surgery would be necessary immediately. Hamburg’s claim is that Mainman misread the MRI and, along with another doctor, operated on the wrong area.
After the Surgery
The suit that Hamburg is bringing claims that “postoperative imaging revealed Maiman and Soliman had operated at the wrong level and had not touched the original mass.” After the surgery, Hamburg was told that they needed to operate on him again to get rid of a mass, which to Hamburg suggested cancer. However, 8 days later Hamburg was told that they removed healthy spinal cord tissue in the original surgery. Hamburg has been left in a wheelchair, which he was told he would have to have if he didn’t partake in the surgery in the first place.
Medical malpractice cases are far too common. It’s terrible that many have gone through this same scenario. You aren’t alone. You expected to come out feeling better or cured but instead, you came out injured. Or your loved one died in the process. You need someone with years of experience on your side. The last thing you need is more stress. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in Cooper City at the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman P.A. today. Bradley S. Hartman and his staff know exactly how to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today using this contact form or call them at 954-438-1000.