July 07, 2014 Category: Accidents, Personal Injury, Negligence & Medical Malpractice
The highly skilled and experienced medical malpractice legal team at Hertz Schram PC, led by attorneys Steve Weiss and Elizabeth Thomson, reviewed a potential medical malpractice claim brought to them by clients who suffered the loss of a loved one that visited a local Michigan hospital for treatment and was given the wrong treatment based off an imprudent gross medical misdiagnosis.
This medical misdiagnosis claim stemmed from a 58-year-old male who presented to a hospital in Wayne County with weakness and difficulty breathing. The man had a medical history of being a heavy smoker and was overweight. The doctors at the local Michigan hospital treated the middle-aged man for congestive heart failure when instead should have been treating him for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Due to this negligent misdiagnosis, the man slowly suffered carbon dioxide (Co2) poisoning, suffered acute respiratory failure was put on a ventilator, and passed away.
The HS legal team put the potential medical misdiagnosis claim through an extensive review process by performing research, fact investigation, legal and medical analysis. After a thorough review of the potential claim, the HS legal team decided to pursue the highly complex medical malpractice claim and filed a lawsuit in 2012. The legal team’s hard work and litigation experience prevailed. The lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $950,000 for the clients. The $950,000 resolution is a remarkable result due to the current law in Michigan which puts a cap on medical malpractice claims.
Congratulations to the medical malpractice legal team at Hertz Schram PC on a job well done!
Steve Weiss and Elizabeth Thomson are experienced medical malpractice attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience successfuly litigating highly complex medical malpractice claims in Michigan.
If you feel you or a family member or friend have a medical malpractice claim, please contact Steve Weiss and Elizabeth Thomson by calling (248) 494-4486 or by filling out an electronic contact request form by CLICKING HERE for a free consultation of your potential claim.