Medical malpractice claims serve a number purposes, including holding doctors accountable for negligent behavior, and compensating patients for injuries suffered as a result of such behavior. For obvious reasons, doctors would like as few of these claims allowed as possible, while injured patients would like as much flexibility as possible in bringing such a suit. This tension causes lawmakers to and courts to take policy considerations into account when determining the appropriate standards for bringing such a claim. If negligent behavior by a medical professional does occur, and results in injury, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.
A lawsuit recently filed against Dr. Elliot Goodman alleged that, after the Dr. complete gastric bypass surgery on a patient, he failed to continue giving her proper medication. However, the lawsuit was dismissed by a New York state Appeals Court. The Court reasoned that Dr. Goodman did not owe a duty to the patient to manage her medication because the intensive care unit staff and other medical staff could have been relied on for such a role. The suit came after the patient suffered withdrawal from a medication while in a medically induced coma. Dr. Goodman was represented by attorney Steve Mandell, of Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein and Deutsch.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence by a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert medical malpractice attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!