Judge upholds family’s doctor injury claim-awards $9 million in medical malpractice case
Judge upholds family’s medical malpractice claim against doctor in a lawsuit. Family of a 12 year-old son is awarded $9 million 10 years after his wrongful death.
December 18, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Leading West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers specializing in doctor injury lawsuits educate Floridians on a recent judgment. On December 14, 1999, Andrew Muno of Wildwood, Illinois, underwent a surgical procedure at Condell Medical Center to repair a cut tendon on his left arm, but died during the procedure. The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the anesthesiologist and the surgeon who operated on the boy. A jury verdict in 2006 ruled in favor of the family and awarded them $7.5 million for their son’s wrongful death. Both doctors attempted to challenge the verdict twice, with no success. On December 10, 2008, an Illinois Circuit Court Judge upheld the initial award plus interest, granting the family more than $9 million.
Confident West Palm Beach wrongful death injury lawyers along with medical injury attorneys assert the following examples of preventable errors or negligent care by a doctor, nurse or hospital may cause a medical malpractice lawsuit:
-Errors in diagnosis and treatment
-Mismanagement of an illness or a disease,
-Lack of informed consent, and any other preventable error or negligent care
JusticeNewsFlash.com reporters and Palm Beach County medical malpractice injury lawyers recognize most medical professionals are highly educated and competent in their fields of expertise. Most patients in America receive good care from conscientious medical personal and institutions. It is unfortunate when preventable errors like those listed above occur. Patients and family members who have been injured by a doctor, hospital other health care professional or institution may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.
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