When a 36-year-old man was admitted to a New York University Hospital in Manhattan he was treated by a cardiovascular specialist and prescribed an anti-platelet drug called Plavix. The drug is generally used to prevent stroke. The man returned to the doctor reporting that he had a rash and so the doctor suggested that he discontinue the use of Plavix and take an aspirin. The patient later suffered from a severe stroke that produced paralysis of the right side of his body. He sought the help of a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer as he claimed that the stroke could have been prevented with proper medication.
The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers conceded that although the doctors could not determine the cause of the second stroke, the stroke was most likely the result of atrial fibrillation, which could have been prevented if the patient had been treated with an anticoagulant. The physician’s lawyers argued that since the patient had his heart’s mitral valve replaced prior to the stroke and that a defective mitral valve is best addressed with anti-platelet agent, not anticoagulant.
In this particular case, a jury verdict was in favor of the physicians noting that care the patient received did not deviate from the accepted standard.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Arverne, New York, can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.