Personal-Injury Lawyer News: Not All Malpractice Lawsuits Are Motivated by Money

Personal-injury lawsuits serve a dual purpose in our society, but most people focus on the monetary side of the process. The lawsuits are primarily about compensating victims of negligent behavior, and this is the aspect that receives the most press.

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Stories About Medical Malpractice

Although it has been overshadowed recently by the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform, medical malpractice remains a hot topic in the United States. Legislators call for reform and discuss putting caps on the amount that can be recovered, while others point to malpractice insurance as the area that is deserving of change.


We believe that more focus should be paid to the victims of medical malpractice. At the end of the day, they are the ones who suffer the most and the ones that these laws were created to protect. At the Grimmett Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to working with malpractice victims to help then find the compensation they need to pay their medical bills and find some peace of mind.

If you are suffering from injuries caused by medical malpractice and are looking for a personal-injury lawyer in Nashville to help you file your lawsuit, we can help. To learn more about our services and to get started on your case, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!

1. Cosmetic Surgery Leaves Women With Ongoing Medical Problems

After undergoing an abdominoplasty, which is designed to tighten stomach muscles and remove excess tissue from the area, Kathie Pagan experienced severe complications. M Live explains Pagan was well aware of the possible complications, so her malpractice suit is not based on the issue itself but on how much worse it became because of her surgeon’s actions.

She complained to the surgeon about the infection that had grown within the wound and, on multiple occasions, he cleaned it and prescribed medication but refused to give her information to a wound-care specialist as she requested.

The infection grew so bad that her stomach is permanently deformed and she is no longer able to jog and exercise as she once did. This month, jurors awarded her $1.3 million.

2. Multiple Infections Lead To Amputation, Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

After Donald Shultz broke his ankle in 2005, he was treated by a doctor who found evidence that the injury caused a strange disorder to develop, leading to nerve damage on his little toe. Unhappy with the medical care he was receiving, Shultz switch doctors.

Buffalo News reports that his new doctor recommended surgery to treat the disorder, and Shultz agreed. Later, when the surgeon told him that the toe needed to be amputated, Shultz agreed again. An infection that resulted from the first surgery necessitated another toe amputation, then an amputation below the knee, followed by another final amputation of the entire leg.

Shultz’s malpractice lawsuit claimed that the multiple infections were evidence of malpractice. His jury agreed, awarding him $9.1 million.

If you are planning to file a malpractice claim, you’ll need an experienced attorney on your side who can help you find expert witnesses, gather evidence and structure your case. To find out more about how an attorney can help, Call Us At 1-877-900-4878 Today!