» Not All Medical Malpractice Cases Succeed In Court Says Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Not All Medical Malpractice Cases Succeed In Court Says Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 - Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of physician malpractice. This case is such an example.

Mellino Robenalt LLC has Cleveland Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys

Mellino Robenalt LLC has Cleveland Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorneys

“This case resulted in a win for the defense, and two doctors sued for medical malpractice were absolved in misdiagnosing and improperly treating preeclampsia. The jury handed down the verdict after several days of deliberation on the facts of the case,” explained Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer.

The plaintiff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2009, stating the two doctors involved in the birth of her child caused her to lose her sight. The doctors sued had provided prenatal care and an emergency C-section to deliver her baby. In court documents, it was alleged that the mother was displaying symptoms of preeclampsia prior to the C-section, and that because of the symptoms she had, the doctor should have diagnosed the problem correctly. In short, by the time the mother arrived at the emergency room, it should have been obvious what the issue was and been attended to quickly.

On closer inspection of the medical records relating to the incident, it was discovered that the plaintiff’s prenatal care had not involved any signals that would lead the doctor to believe preeclampsia was a possibility. Additionally, the E.R. doctor did suspect preeclampsia, but the woman was too early in her pregnancy to immediately perform an emergency delivery without checking out other alternatives.

“One of the alternatives was to put the woman on immediate bed rest and perform lab tests. This was done and once the tests came back the next day indicating a positive finding for preeclampsia, the emergency C-section was performed,” related Robenalt. During the delivery, the plaintiff was temporarily blinded, but subsequently, most of her sight returned. She even made several other visits to both doctors after the delivery.

Based on the information in the medical file, the circumstances and the fact the plaintiff’s sight had returned, and she continued to doctor with the same physicians, the jury handed down a verdict for the defendant. It was a case that might have gone either way, as many medical malpractice lawsuits do.

“Never let the fear of possibly losing a case stop you from seeking experienced help from a medical malpractice lawyer,” said Robenalt, “Each case is different and so is each jury. You cannot always tell how they will find. One thing is certain though, if you ‘do’ have a valid case, it ‘will’ be taken to court to seek justice.”

To learn more or to contact a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney, or visit http://www.mellinorobenalt.com.

Mellino Robenalt LLC
200 Public Sq., Suite 2900
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Call: (216) 241-1901

  • What Is the Difference Between a Coma and Brain Death?
    When someone suffers traumatic brain injury, coma and brain death are two possible outcomes. Although coma sometimes progresses to brain death, the two injured states are distinct and characterized by very different symptoms. Coma and Vegetative State Coma is a state of deep unconsciousness that lasts for an indeterminate length of time. While in this state, the brain continues to emit electrical impulse signals to the rest of the body, but it is working at the lowest possible level. A vegetative state is a coma from which the patient has recovered brain stem function but not higher cognitive abilities. Such […]
  • Study Analyzes Use of Simvastatin and Environmental Enrichment on TBI Patients
    A recent study published in the medical journal Brain Injury explored the use of Simvastatin and environmental enrichment on brain injury patients and the outcomes of each treatment. The target group of the study was patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries that affected their temporal order memory and spontaneous object recognition. Researchers used male Wistar rats in the study, and compared the therapeutic effects of both Simvastatin and environmental enrichment to see whether they improved memory and recognition and, if so, by how much. Here’s how they conducted the study: The rats arrived at the research facility. Seven […]
  • Study Assesses Using Vyvanse to Treat Brain Injured People with ADHD
    Attention deficit disorder is one of the most common and debilitating results of traumatic brain injuries. A recent study published in the journal Brain Injury looked at the effectiveness of Vyvanse in terms of treating attention deficit disorder caused by moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries. This is the first study of its kind among traumatic brain injury patients, being unique in that no other study has examined how stimulant medications can affect this disorder, rather than the typical methylphenidate. The study was conducted over 12 weeks and utilized a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind test with cross-over. Twenty-two patients were […]

See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: , , ,



Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required