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NYC Man Paralyzed After Spending Two Hours Untreated in Lincoln Hospital ER

A Lincoln Hospital patient was left paralyzed after having to wait two hours in the ER before receiving treatment. In Sep. 2014, Anthony Medlin was brought into the hospital by ambulance and was wrongfully declared low risk by the staff. His condition was labeled as a minor facial injury, but it was far more severe in reality. 

Medlin was examined by a physician after his two-hour wait and was immediately taken for surgery. But by the time the surgery was done, he was irreversibly paralyzed from the waist down. 

The Wrong Medication as the Basis of a Medical Malpractice Case

When a patient is given the wrong medication, he can suffer considerably and even die. Such a person who has suffered significantly due to the wrong medication prescribed or given to them can file a medical malpractice lawsuit and claim compensation for this error and the ramifications stemming from it.

Resident, Fellow, and Attending Doctors

When you are being treated in a hospital, you will find there are many doctors with various titles. There are mainly residents, fellows, and attending doctors, and it is important for you to know, whom they are, and who is treating you. If you ever need to file a medical malpractice case, having this knowledge can be helpful.

Violation of Basic Standards of Medical Care

In a medical malpractice case it is critical to explain to the jury, what were the expected standards of care in the treatment how were these standards violated, and why such violation made a difference? For instance, you may have consulted a doctor for some health issue, and after receiving treatment from the doctor, you end up with an injury rather than getting back on track and getting your health back. You would want to know, whether the doctor has violated the basic standards of care that caused you harm.