Wrong Treatment

Many of the malpractice cases we handle stem from clients whose doctors have diagnosed their condition properly, but have treated their condition improperly. An example, a client we had reported to his doctor with extremely high blood pressure. The doctor gave him medication that made that blood pressure dropped precipitously. As a result our client suffered a severe and disabling stroke. Another client had knee pain that was appropriately treated initially by the doctor or appropriately recognized. But he was given a certain medication that eventually caused him to suffer from severe end stage kidney failure. Another client reported to the emergency room and said he was dizzy. The doctor recognized this condition, prescribed certain medication that actually caused him to hemorrhage and eventually suffer a severe, disabling stroke. Occasionally doctors make mistakes. The lesson to be learned here is, with any medication read the instructions, ask questions, and have your doctor tell you about any and all possible side effects of the medication he is recommending. Remember, he is working for you. If you think you might have a medical malpractice case give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or mailto:info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free .

A Deposition is Not a “Practice Run”

It’s a common misconception that a deposition is simply a “practice run for trial”. In fact, the exact opposite is the case. If you tell your story to the insurance company, show them what you’ve gone through, show them how your life has been changed from this accident and provide a strong deposition, many times a trial not even the schedule, because the insurance company will settle your case. If you come in unprepared, not dressed appropriately, not ready to explain how your life has been changed or affected by your injuries, the insurance company is now going to force your case to trial figuring they have many more points in their favor that they can argue to a jury. If successful, they can request a jury give you little or no money at all. This is why taking notes, keeping a journal, keeping a log, whatever you want to call it, is so vitally important to your case right from the very beginning. I tell our clients keep that log, keep that note pad right by your favorite chair, your night stand, the home telephone, refrigerator somewhere that you walk by each and every day so that you can make a note and keep these details in mind as your case progresses. Otherwise, you may end up in trial and it may not turn out as favorable as you would like because you haven’t documented your case from the outset. If you’ve been injured, if you have questions or if you think you have a case give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at info@qlaw.com Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free.