People often have no choice but to trust that medical professionals are making the best, most informed decisions possible in the course of their jobs. Because their level of expertise in the medical field is so much greater than that of the average person, doctors and nurses and the like are in a tremendous position of influence over very critical health decisions. Unfortunately, these decisions occasionally result in serious injury or death. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.
When a local resident of Weirton, West Virginia was admitted to Weirton Medical Center (WMC) in 2012, he likely assumed that the medical staff would take care of his pneumonia in short order. However, after a grave medical error, the local man ended up dead, and his family brought a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit on his behalf. After a trial, a jury found WMC liable for the man’s death, and awarded his family $3.5 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages. Although WMC acknowledges its medical error lead to Mr. Heffner’s death, it still plans on appealing the verdict. Mr. Heffner’s family was represented by attorneys Bob Fitzsimmons and Breant Wear of Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medical error, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential lawsuit. Call us 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!