A simple medical procedure such as a CT scan or MRI should provide answers, not a tragedy. When medical personnel is not trained properly and sick and vulnerable people are under their care, someone should be held responsible. When our loved ones are at their weakest, a hospital should be there to help, not create more harm and injury.
At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our Philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers want to discuss a case in a hospital here in Pennsylvania that neglected to respond quickly enough to an alarm, causing irreparable harm.
In October 2016, Christopher Miller went into the hospital complaining of back pain and he was given an MRI to diagnose the problem. During the procedure, Miller had an allergic reaction to the gadolinium, a chemical used to create contrasts in the MRI. As a result, he went into cardiac arrest and received brain damage that gave him the functioning and mental acuity of a young child.
The MRI room did not have the necessary epinephrine shot that could have prevented the cardiac arrest and the subsequent brain damage. An alarm was sounded, but no one responded to it, and when the emergency room medical director entered the MRI room, he searched for the cause of the alarm, not seeing that Miller was in distress. By the time they transported him to the emergency room, they had carelessly run out of time. Since no one could have the drugs on hand needed or respond in the quickest way, Miller lost any kind of normal adult life for the rest of his days.
When you or your loved ones enter a hospital for whatever reason, we should leave there with questions answered and a plan for recovery. But medical malpractice makes the situation worse and leaves you or your loved ones with even more pain. Here at The Weitz Firm, LLC, we want to help you fight against the medical malpractice you or your loved one has faced.
The victims of medical malpractice have to deal with such issues as:
We do not want you or your loved ones to suffer any longer. We want to help you through this struggling and challenging time. We want to be there for you to help you fight for what you need and to compensate you for all of the harm you or your loved one has gone through.
If somebody you love has been the victim of medical malpractice caused by a medical care professional’s careless and negligent actions in the Philadelphia area, please contact us immediately. We want to act as quickly as possible to assist you as best we can. We pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include: