Recently in Boston, Massachusetts a law firm has decided to file a lawsuit against a doctor for using a green light laser during a routine check up. Although the doctors claim that he was only performing a routine procedure, he surely had not been carrying out an honest medical practice. In this case, the doctor had apparently been inspecting and checking the patient’s vital signs such as the temperature of their skin, respiration, blood pressure, and pulse rate. This would normally have not raised any red flags as to the likelihood of a medical condition.
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The Massachusetts attorney general, Mr. Eric M. Esposito was asked to take on this case by the lawyer, Mr. Richard J. Kandel, who is based in Boston. After carefully reviewing the evidence, the attorney general determined that there were several reasons to look into the matter further. While the doctor had indeed properly performed all of the requested tests, there were indications of mis diagnosis by the physician. Specifically, the doctor had failed to obtain an accurate enough acurate Neo Scan result, thus leaving the patient with a “healthy but suspicious” result, making it impossible to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the patient actually did have a stroke or heart attack, and thus did not need a brain surgery to correct his condition.
Now, one might wonder how such an important technological component could be so poorly performed.
The answer is simple and has to do with the design of the stent and its placement. A medtronic stent is one of the most sophisticated technology available to today’s physicians and technicians. Designed with a lightweight structure, and incorporating a number of high-tech features including a number of different conformable body shapes and designs to best fit the patient’s overall body form and contours. These medtronic stents can easily adapt to the various shape changes experienced by the body as it changes throughout a person’s lifetime, thus providing the most accurate diagnosis possible, while minimizing unnecessary surgery.
However, a problem occurs when the wrong patient comes to a physician for treatment, and the treatment that is performed is based on the wrong diagnosis.
As previously mentioned, the technology used to design the medtronic stent was specifically designed to adapt to the anatomical needs of the body. In other words, it was built to conform to the “body mold” of each patient and avoid unnecessary movement during the treatment process. Unfortunately, a person who suffers from either a stroke or a heart attack and is placed under the influence of an aggressive lawsuit lawyer will most likely receive the result they are hoping for, and that is a fatal heart attack or stroke that could have been prevented with a proper stent fitted.
If you have been or are currently undergoing a green light laser lawsuit, then you should know that your case is not the only one out there.
As we have seen, many cases were unfortunately “trumped” due to an inaccurate claim of expectancy. The general rule of thumb is that it takes twenty to forty minutes for a stent to be completely effective, however, sometimes this can happen in as little as six minutes. This can make all the difference in the world in the unfortunate events that occur when such medical devices are used improperly.
Now that you have learned about the dangers of using stents incorrectly, you should consult a qualified attorney that specializes in litigating these cases.
It is important that you retain the services of someone who has the time and knowledge of the intricacies involved in such lawsuits in order to determine if you have a solid case or if the lawsuit is frivolous. In some cases, the outcome of the green light laser lawsuit can literally save a life! Although you might feel excited about pursuing such a lawsuit, you should remember that you may also wind up owing thousands of dollars, putting your life in further danger if you are not careful.