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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Medical Malpractice Law Is A Challenge

Medical malpractice claims are rarely simple and unambiguous. The issues involved can be enormously complex, testing the skills of the best lawyers.

An Arizona jury recently cleared a local doctor in a malpractice suit by a man who said one of his testicles had been removed improperly. The plaintiff said a biopsy had been done on the testicle, and he believed that it would be surgically removed only if it were cancerous.

In a follow-up visit, the man learned that the testicle had only been bruised in an earlier car crash and that the biopsy was negative, revealing no cancer.

The doctor's attorneys said the man had signed a consent form for surgery, and that he knew a biopsy could not be performed without removing the testicle.

In this case, the jury found no negligence. But that is not always true: according to the Institute of Medicine, more than 98,000 Americans die every year because of medical mistakes.

The question is, then, what can a person do when he fears that he has been the victim of malpractice? The best answer we can provide is: consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney. He or she is best placed to review the circumstances, sift through the evidence, and decide how to proceed, whether through pursuing litigation or in negotiating a confidential settlement.

At The Cochran Firm, we are proud of our record in representing victims of medical malpractice. If you believe that you have a medical malpractice case to pursue, we urge you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation at any of our nationwide offices.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 11:49 AM

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