How You Can Recover Full Compensation For Your Eye Injury That Resulted From Stem Cell Treatment
Parker Waichman LLP handles a variety of personal injury and accident cases, including those involving medical malpractice. Many medical malpractice cases stem from the negligent or reckless actions of doctors or other healthcare providers that cause severe injury to patients. Recent lawsuits have arisen as a result of non-FDA approved stem cell eye treatments that patients received at a clinic in South Florida. In fact, several patients suffered significant vision loss or were blinded after they received treatments at the facility.
At Parker Waichman LLP, we feel that the conduct of this clinic was egregious and that those who have been adversely impacted by the stem cell treatment, or similar treatments, deserve compensation. Our clients in other medical malpractice cases have found peace and successful resolutions by retaining Parker Waichman LLP to represent them in these complex matters, and we can help you, too.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation by dialing 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
Patients Blinded By Stem Cell Treatment
The United States Food and Drug Administration recently sued a South Florida stem cell clinic alleging that it has been experimenting on patients with misbranded and adulterated drugs and that the clinic also refuses to follow the law. This lawsuit arose out of the fact that several patients suffered significant vision loss or were blinded after they received treatments at the clinic. One patient sought treatment at the facility for macular degeneration and was told that the worst that could happen was that the treatment would have no effect. However, after the procedure, which involved taking the patients stem cells from fat tissue and injecting them behind her eyeballs, the patient experienced pain and inflammation. She was told this was a normal side effect, but she suffered significant vision loss in her left eye and is now blind in her right eye. Moreover, her right eye has been shrinking noticeably.
The FDA lawsuit demands that the stem cell clinic stop marketing stem cell therapies that are not approved by the FDA. Specifically, the lawsuit asserts that an injunction is necessary in order to prevent the clinic from experimenting on patients with misbranded and adulterated drugs. Even more troubling is that provider of the stem cell therapy is not a licensed medical professional and instead has advanced degrees in stem cell biology and chemical engineering. According to the FDA, they have the authority to regulate stem cell products, and they usually work to make sure that the products are also safe and effective. In addition, the FDA suggests that if you are seeking a stem cell treatment, be sure to ask whether your health care provider whether the treatment has been approved by the FDA. If you have suffered an eye injury as a result of this type or similar stem cell treatment, it is imperative that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Do I Have Grounds To File a Lawsuit?
If you believe that you have been injured as a result of medical error, as may be the case with a non-FDA approved stem cell treatment, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. The facts and circumstances of any medical malpractice case will undoubtedly be different, but most cases tend to stem from the negligent actions of a doctor or other healthcare provider. By speaking with a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer early on in the process, you have a greater chance of obtaining successful results in your malpractice case.
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
In any case, no amount of recovery is guaranteed and will usually depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding the injury or accident. Regardless, our lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP strive to obtain the best possible results in every client’s case. Some of the damages to which you might be entitled include:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity that you have incurred as a result of your injuries;
- Compensation for pain and suffering;
- Loss of consortium damages;
- Possible punitive damages or those that are intended to penalize the defendant for egregious or outrageous conduct.
Although recovering damages will not necessarily restore your health right away or reverse any damage that’s permanent, compensation can help to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that often arises when medical bills and other expenses begin to pile up. Contact the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP today to discuss whether you have a viable claim and what it might be worth.
The Process Of Building A Successful Claim
When you retain Parker Waichman LLP to take on your medical negligence claim, your lawyer will begin investigating your claims right away and present you with options so that you are able to make educated decisions about how to proceed with your case. At Parker Waichman LLP, we will conduct the following tasks in order to develop a strong case so that you are able to obtain the compensation you deserve:
- Complete a thorough summary of your medical care both before and after the negligent actions that caused your injury;
- Order any medical records that might document the care you received from the defendant health care provider and the care you received to treat your injuries;
- Contact any witnesses, family members, or friends who might have relevant information about your case;
- Retain experts who can provide opinions regarding any weaknesses and strengths of your case;
- Determine the statute of limitations of the deadline by which your case must be filed in order to preserve your rights to compensation;
- Determine the appropriate paperwork that must be filed in your case, such as a petition for damages and determine the court with which to file the paperwork;
- Prepare and serve the appropriate paperwork on the defendant;
- Engage in the discovery process which can include depositions or interviews of the witnesses;
- Prepare for settlement negotiations or mediation and/or for a full trial before a judge or jury.
The process of filing a claim and then resolving it can take a varied amount of time depending on the unique facts and special circumstances of the case and how complex or complicated the issues are. However, the skilled and dedicated attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP will help you every step of the way and will make sure you understand the steps and actions that are necessary for obtaining the most favorable result in your injury case. If you are suffering from injuries as a result of medical negligence, be sure to contact us today.
Do I Need An Attorney?
When it comes personal injury claims, and particularly claims that involve medical malpractice, it is important to speak with a lawyer who has extensive experience dealing with the complex issues that are involved in these types of cases. Many personal injury and accident cases are complex and complicated, and an attorney who is knowledgeable about the issues and the process can be invaluable when navigating the many different procedural and substantive laws that might be applicable, any insurance recovery options, deadlines and timelines, and any legal rights that you might have at stake. Moreover, during the claims process, there will be many different decisions you will have to make regarding your case that will be important. By having an attorney on your side who can assist you with understanding the impacts and consequences of can be extremely valuable, especially if those decisions can positively affect your case.
Moreover, an attorney who regularly deals with personal injury cases will have the knowledge and the resources that can help build a successful case. For example, an experienced attorney will usually know which reputable experts to consult with in order to help establish a strong case. If you have suffered from an injury that was the result of medical negligence, an expert can help determine whether your injuries actually arose from the negligent actions of your health care provider or if they were caused by something or someone else. Finally, lawyers who regularly handle personal injury cases will know the best way to present your case in order to obtain the maximum possible recovery. By hiring Parker Waichman LLP to take on your case, you will be prepared to face any challenges that might arise, and your chances for successful results only increase.
What Is The Cost Of Filing A Claim/Lawsuit?
At Parker Waichman LLP, our personal injury cases are usually taken on a contingency fee basis which means you do not owe us any fees unless and until we win your case or settle before trial. Accordingly, if we do not recover damages or if your case is not successful, then you do not owe us any fees. If you or one of your loved ones have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, you deserve quality legal representation regardless of your financial circumstances. Contact Parker Waichman LLP today to schedule your free and confidential case consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Q: What is medical malpractice?
A: Medical malpractice is also another name for medical negligence which occurs when a doctor or other health care provider’s actions do not meet the accepted standard of care in the medical profession. In other words, the doctor or healthcare provider made an error when treating you or administering care that would not and should not have been made by another health care provider in the same situation. Some examples of medical negligence include improper treatment, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, prescription errors, surgical errors, lack of informed consent, and failure to monitor.
Q: How quickly will my case resolve after it has been filed?
A: How quickly your case might be able to resolve will usually depend on the facts and circumstances and the complexity of the issues. If you believe you have been injured as a result of a stem cell treatment, your case may require an extensive discovery process that includes consultations with expert witnesses. In addition, whether your case settles outside of court or goes to trial before a judge or jury may also factor into the amount of time it takes for your case to resolve.
Q: Is there a timeline for filing my claim?
A: Every state has laws called statutes of limitation that determine the time period for filing a lawsuit. If you do not file your eye injury case within the statute of limitations, you can risk losing your rights to compensation. Thus, if you have been injured as a result of a stem cell treatment, it is imperative that you consult with an eye injury attorney as soon as possible in order to preserve and protect your right to recovery in your case.
Q: If I decide to retain an experienced Parker Waichman LLP lawyer, what can of information will I need to provide to them?
A: If you’ve suffered an eye injury as a result of a stem cell treatment, it is essential that you seek medical attention immediately. It is also important to retain any medical records and copies of medical bills so that you can provide them to your lawyer. It is important to hold onto any letters, correspondence, or other communications regarding your injury, including emails. Keep records of any time you have had to take off of work due to your injury and keep any documents of other expenses that you have incurred. While your attorney can usually locate these types of records and information, it is more efficient and saves your attorney time if you can provide them with the documents and records that are necessary for building your case.
Why Choose Parker Waichman LLP?
At Parker Waichman LLP, our law firm has built a reputation for success by achieving successful and significant results for clients all over the United States. In fact, our law firm has recovered nearly $2 billion in settlements, jury verdicts, and awards. Because of this, our firm has earned a number of accolades and awards including Martindale-Hubbell’s “Preeminent Lawyers” AV Peer Review Rating. Other honors and rankings include a near-perfect rating of 9.8 out of 10 on AVVO.com, the highest rating of “5 Dragons” by Lawdragon.com, and a listing in the “Best Lawyers” publication due to the outstanding ratings that we have received from other legal professionals.
When you choose Parker Waichman LLP to handle your personal injury case, you can expect dedicated and quality legal representation from lawyers who are dedicated to helping you obtain the best possible results in your case. You can also rest assured that your case will be handled by capable attorneys who are compassionate about making sure your rights are preserved and protected.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP today by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss how we might be able to assist you with your personal injury case.
Contact One Of Our Experienced Stem Cell Treatment Eye Injury Attorneys Today
Injuries that result from a failed or negligent medical treatment can be devastating and debilitating, particularly if you suffer vision loss as a result. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a medical procedure, you might be facing extensive and expensive medical treatment to repair the injury, missed work, and other expenses.
If you have been injured as a result of a medical procedure, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney right away. Time is of the essence when seeking compensation for your injuries as once the time limit for filing a lawsuit has passed you can lose your rights to recover the damages you need and deserve.
Free and Confidential Injury Case Evaluation
If you have been injured as a result of a stem cell medical treatment, you should seriously consider consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The process of recovering damages begins by contacting Parker Waichman LLP to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. Call our firm today by dialing 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers has the resources and skills necessary to help you with your case, and they will strive to ensure you obtain the best possible results in your case.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP right away at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) and find out what we can do for you.
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