Every so often, stories surface detailing a botched medical procedure or a misdiagnosis that leads to a worsened condition and serious injury for a patient. These stories can be even more frightening than normal accidents because the very reason we go to hospitals is to improve our health, not to harm it. Our trust in medical professionals sometimes verges on blind belief, and when we hear stories of medical negligence we often think that it could never happen to us. In reality, however, medical employees are human, and are susceptible to making grave errors. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.
After Idaho Falls resident Shane Ackeschott injured his back while moving freight at his job, he proceeded to Mountain View Hospital in the hopes that the medical staff would be able to ease his pain and put him on a recovery plan. Unfortunately for Mr. Ackeschott, he left his Mountain View Hospital Visit paralyzed from the waist down, and subsequently filed a lawsuit alleging medical negligence on the part of the hospital staff.
According to the suit, the medical professionals at Mountain View failed to properly recognize his symptoms, and had him undergo a series of tests that required him to move around quite a bit. The lawsuit alleged that being subject to these tests led to his paralysis, which could have been avoided had his condition been properly diagnosed in the first place. Spokepeople for Mountain View claim that while they regret Mr. Ackeshott’s condition, the fact that he did not go to the emergency room largely contributed to his current condition. In the end, a jury agreed with Mr. Ackeschott, who was awarded $7.69 million in damages. Mr. Ackeshcott was represented by attorney Jarom Whitehead, who operates out of Boise, Idaho.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence, 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 claim. Call our injury attorney specialists at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!