A viewer’s son went into a surgery and came out with cognitive issues. Although he is only a teen, the viewer wants to take action. What can she do? Surgical error lawyers Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli has the answer.
Dave Kuharchik: Problems with a surgery. That’s our topic tonight on “The Law & You.” Back with us in our beautiful virtual law center are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli. Good to see you guys.
Ed Ciarimboli: There’s never any problems here.
Dave: Wow, this is great. It’s our own little world here in the virtual law center and today we got another question to address. This time it’s Jean from Bloomsburg. Jean says, “My son was in a local hospital for surgery and it went bad. There was a problem during the surgery and he now is having all kind of cognitive issues. He is only 14 but I want to take action.” So complications from a surgery here for Jean’s son. What should she do?
Ed: Obviously, we need a lot more information to make a determination as to whether you have a valid malpractice case. The fact that your son is having cognitive issues, I’m not sure if they are related or not to what went wrong or what happened. But, definitely, need some information to make that determination. The best thing that you can do for you and your son is getting a complete set of your son’s medical records both before the treatment and after the treatment. And then that way, attorneys that handle malpractice, we handle them every day, our nurses can take a look at them, our doctors can take a look at them, and then make a determination as to whether you have a valid claim or not.
Greg Fellerman: And with the cognitive stuff, you have to have a lot of data done and testing is done to determine what those cognitive issues. Again, we don’t have a lot of information but make sure you’re taking those steps while you’re pursuing the case because you want to have the evidence to show a before and after type of situation with those cognitive. Because a lot of people with these brain injuries, they look ok on the outside but inside that’s where there’s concern. They’re tough cases but they’re good cases. It’s sad. I think that’s part of the problem. These malpractice cases cause a lot of damage every year to people.
Ed: 97,000 people die every year from medical errors.
Dave: You know, yesterday Greg gave us some gestures. Today, we’re getting medical insight. It’s just a total package here.
Greg: I was a doctor. You guys know that right? I have some medical knowledge.
Ed: He’s like a superhero.
Dave: Don’t forget, you can give the guys a call or check them out online if you need legal help. Results matter. Attorneys Greg Fellerman and Ed Ciarimboli, we’ll see you next time.
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