When a patient is harmed by a doctor’s mistake or negligence, the victim or their family may have the right to seek compensation through civil litigation filed against the responsible parties. The Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers explain the monetary amount in damages may be a factor in dictating if an attorney will take a case to court though, rather than the harm that was done to the patient.
An article from ProPublica highlighted the case of a 49-year-old patient who had a kidney removed at a Boston, Massachusetts, hospital so the organ could be donated to a loved one. Within days of undergoing the procedure though, the patient developed an infection that nearly cost him his life.
The hospital performed procedures to correct the issue free of charge, but the patient decided to file a lawsuit because he had lost roughly $45,000 in wages and medical costs.
Jason Stone and his Boston Personal Injury Lawyers say this is why the firm urges anyone who has been harmed while under medical care to discuss their case with an attorney.