The medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III represent clients injured in a wide range of health care incidents, including those related to dialysis treatment. We understand how much people with kidney impairments rely on this treatment. Our attorneys also know how painful and stressful it can be to come out of a treatment feeling worse than when you began it, just as it is when a surgery goes wrong. Our Cape Cod dialysis injury lawyers work tirelessly to help clients injured by the negligence of health care providers get the full compensation available under the law.
Dialysis is an important medical treatment for people whose kidneys no longer work properly. The treatment essentially performs the tasks of the kidneys by removing excess water and toxins in the blood. The problem is that when the treatment is not performed properly, dialysis equipment malfunctions, or related medication is wrongly prescribed, it can result in serious injuries. Some people who undergo dialysis may also have balance problems that can lead to dangerous falls.Understanding Your Options After Suffering Dialysis Injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, you have the right to seek compensation from those responsible. In dialysis injury cases, that may include the medical professionals involved in the treatment, the maker of the related prescription medication, and the company that manufactured the dialysis equipment. Our dialysis injury attorneys can help Cape Cod residents determine the appropriate range of defendants in their case. Victims often can recover compensation for doctor's bills, lost income, and any likely reduction in their future earning capacity. In many cases, additional damages are available for the pain and suffering that the victim went through. In the tragic case that a person dies as a result of medical malpractice, his or her family has the right to seek compensation for their wrongful death.
To get that compensation, you probably will need to sue for medical malpractice. This is a legal concept that holds doctors and other health care professionals legally responsible if they fail to live up to what courts call a "standard of care." The specific standard in any given case varies based on the circumstances. The main question in a dialysis injury case is whether the medical professional being sued provided the level of care to the person seeking treatment that would be expected of a reasonable health care professional providing similar treatment. If not, our Cape Cod dialysis injury attorneys likely can hold them responsible for any injuries that happen as a result.
Expert witnesses are vital to establishing the standard of care. In dialysis injury cases, for instance, other doctors in the same field and medical school instructors who teach dialysis procedures can testify as to how they would have acted and what would have been expected of others in the profession.
A person suing for malpractice also needs to show that the failure to live up to the standard of care directly caused the patient to suffer an injury. That can be either by creating a new ailment or by making an existing condition worse. Detailed medical evidence is usually vital to establish the person's condition before and after the dialysis, as well as what their condition should have been had the treatment been performed appropriately.Discuss Your Case with a Dialysis Injury Lawyer on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we are committed to helping injured patients get back on their feet after an incident of medical malpractice has affected them. We are skilled litigators who are ready to take cases all the way through trial when needed, but we are also accomplished negotiators who have had success obtaining favorable settlements without the delay of a court battle. Underscoring our skills, our firm's track record of successes for the clients whom we represent includes a number of six- and seven-figure settlements. We offer free consultations at our offices, and we are also available to meet with you elsewhere if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee to clients in most medical malpractice cases, whether they involve inadequate treatment, a surgical error, or a misdiagnosis, unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.