At the law offices of James B. Feinman, we strongly believe in providing our clients with high-quality, reliable legal assistance when it is needed most, and we always go above and beyond in our efforts to help our clients maximize their recovery. If you would like to see a snapshot of our ability to handle cases, we encourage you to read through our victories below. Keep in mind, however, that these are not a guarantee or a prediction of our ability in current or future cases. Each situation will have different circumstances; therefore, a success we have with one case does not guarantee a similar result in another. If you would like a free case evaluations, please call us at 1-800-525-5060.
Facts: The plaintiff was rushed to the Emergency Room after experiencing a crushing pain in his chest. The plaintiff’s wife told the ER physician, heart disease ran in the family. The ER physician concluded the plaintiff was experiencing stomach problems, and prescribed medication. Three months later, the plaintiff collapsed and died a work. An autopsy disclosed severe coronary artery disease.
Facts: The plaintiff was having sudden severe pain in his right leg when he saw his family medical physician. The physician failed to expedite a referral to a vascular surgeon. The plaintiff had acute limb ischemia – blockage of blood flow to the limbs. By the time the plaintiff’s condition was diagnosed, the blood clot causing the blockage had hardened. A large portion of the plaintiff’s foot was amputated and the muscle and tissue below his knee was permanently damaged.
Facts: The parents of the 9 year plaintiff said their daughter was playing basketball when she had a seizure and convulsions that lasted 30 – 45 seconds. An emergency medical services squad took the child to ER, where the ER physician concluded that the child had experienced a simple faint because of excitement, overheating and low blood sugar, and sent the child home. The next day, the parents took the child back with complaints of a severe headache, in which the doctor diagnosed sinusitis, and sent the child home. 12 days later, the child suffered a massive seizure and was declared brain dead 3 days later.
Facts: The plaintiff was undergoing routine dialysis therapy, when a catheter came loose, causing the loss of approximately 500 ccs of blood and allowing air to enter the plaintiff’s circulation. The air travelled through the plaintiff’s circulation in the form of an embolus and entered her brain, causing a stroke. The plaintiff died 4 days later from the stroke.
Facts: The plaintiff was scheduled for lumbar surgery, in which time he wrote “too many to note” in his pre-surgical paperwork. The plaintiff was told to bring the medications along with him on the morning of surgery. The plaintiff did just that, and included in those medications was Volatren®, an anti-inflammatory drug which inhibits platelet aggregation, leading to post-surgical bleeding. The surgery was performed, however due to Volatran® being in the blood stream, a hematoma formed against the spinal cord cutting off circulation. This resulted in the plaintiff having partial paralysis of the legs and loss of bladder and bowel function.
Facts: The plaintiff, who has a history of MSRA infections, was experiencing a lesion in the middle of her back. Upon the lesion scabbing over, the plaintiff contracted a fever and headed to the hospital. The admitting nurses documented the lesion and admitted the patient for further testing, calling a Infectious Disease Physician. When the Infectious Disease Physician attended to the patient 4 days later, he quickly diagnosed the lesion. However, by that point the patient suffered paralysis from the waist down, along with loss of bowel and bladder control.
Facts: The plaintiff was driving when a parked vehicle on the wrong side of the road cause the defendants car to swerve, losing control. The defendant was driving at an excessive speed and was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the plaitiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff’s suffered skull fracture, closed head injury, injury to cranial nerves, partial face paralysis, 52% vision loss in 1 eye, permanent slurred speech, drooling, and permanent weakness in left arm and left leg.
Facts: The plaintiff was prescribed Premarin®, a female hormone, following a hysterectomy. Despite a clear, documented history of deep venous thrombosis and despite Premarin’s® warnings, the physician still prescribed the drug. Shortly thereafter, the plaintiff was admitted to the hospital for deep venous thrombosis of the left leg, an sustained permanent partial loss of use of the left leg and is precluded from future employment in her field.
Facts: The plaintiff was traveling when a tractor trailer filled with empty glass bottles crossed the median divider and entered into the plaintiff’s lane of travel, causing a violent head-on collision. The plaintiff suffered multiple facial fractures, frontal sinus fracture, right orbital “blow-out” fracture, skull fracture, along with permanent loss of taste and smell.