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Williams & Brown LLP Settle Medical Malpractice Case for $480,000

By Williams & Brown LLP on November 11, 2013

Texas Medical ErrorThe Board Certified Specialists in personal injury trial law at Williams & Brown LLP are passionate about representing people who been injured through no fault of their own against big insurance companies and the medical industry. With decades of experience, attorneys Dale Williams and Laura Brown have won significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients.

In a recent case, Williams & Brown LLP won $480,000 on behalf of a U.S. veteran and civilian mailroom clerk who had suffered severe injuries following a mishandled prostatectomy. After being diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer in 2009, the then-52-year-old veteran underwent robot-assisted surgery to remove the cancer, after which he suffered from additional pain, fever, and abdominal distention. A CT scan was performed, but the radiologist determined the post-operative changes were “nonspecific” and that a follow-up CT scan would be performed to identify rectal injury.

The follow-up CT scan was never ordered or scheduled.

Over the next year, the veteran suffered ongoing abdominal and rectal injuries that required repeated hospitalization and multiple surgical operations. A surgeon later determined that the veteran’s injuries probably occurred during the initial prostatectomy.

The veteran sued the United States for the medical staff’s failure to test for rectal injury during and after the prostatectomy, discharging him prematurely from the hospital, and failing to diagnose the potentially fatal rectal and abdominal injuries.

The veteran’s legal representatives Williams & Brown LLP obtained a settlement for  $480,000 during mediation.

Every year, thousands of patients suffer additional injuries or illnesses at the very hands of the medical professionals who are trying to help. Unfortunately, mistakes can and do happen, but when do you know that it warrants a medical malpractice claim?

A patient or the surviving family member may have a valid case if he or she is able to prove that a medical practitioner caused harm by failing to competently perform his or her duties.

If you believe that you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice, please do not hesitate to contact Williams & Brown LLP at (888) 741-6200 to discuss your circumstances. Our team has the experience and resources to investigate your case and determine whether you have a legitimate claim.

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