Skilled Legal Teams Uncover Hospital Negligence

 

Warning: Hospitals may be hazardous to your health

A Tampa man wakes up after an operation to discover that surgeons amputated the wrong leg. A 4-year-old New York City girl bleeds to death after her tonsils are removed. An 8-year-old boy from Denver dies after his anesthesiologist falls asleep during surgery. Rare instances? Exceptions to the rule? Hardly.

A 2013 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that 210,000 to 440,000 hospital patients die each year from preventable medical errors. That ranks medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. The cost to society is ballistic: nearly $1 trillion per year due to additional medical costs, productivity losses and shortened life spans.

How can a crisis like this exist in a country that boasts almost monthly breakthroughs in medical science and spends more per man-woman-child on health care than any nation on the planet? Regrettably, more than a decade after the Institute of Medicine first issued its wake-up call on medical errors in the report To Err Is Human, there is still no comprehensive plan in place to check the medical malpractice epidemic.

We do know that malpractice isn't caused by "bad apples" working in health care. Rather, it is clear to us that faulty systems, processes and conditions are what lead good people to make bad mistakes. We also know that you, the good citizen, must be vigilant when undergoing medical treatment.

Survive Your Next Hospital Stay

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) urges patients to Speak Up and take a more active role in preventing medical mess ups. Why? Research shows that "squeaky wheels" are more likely to have successful outcomes.

  • Speak up, ask questions and ask again if you don't understand
  • Pay attention; get the right treatments and medication by the right people, and don't assume anything!
  • Educate yourself about your diagnosis, medical tests and treatment plan.
  • Ask a family member to be there as your advocate.
  • Know what medications you take and why. Medication errors are among the most common health care slip-ups.
  • Use a hospital or other health care organization that has undergone rigorous on-site evaluation.
  • Participate aggressively in all decisions about your treatment.

More Health Care Survival Tips

Medicines
Make sure doctors know everything you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbs. Mention any past allergies or adverse reactions. And make sure you can read your doctor's prescription … because if you can't, chances are the pharmacist can't either!

Hospital Stays
Check on a hospital before checking in. If you can, choose a hospital and surgeon with a proven track record in the procedure you need. Ask anyone who has physical contact with you if they have washed their hands. And at discharge, make sure you understand your home treatment plan.

Surgeries
You're the quarterback of your own healthcare team. So make sure your doctor and your surgeon have the same game plan. Ask if your surgeon will perform the entire operation, and ask if there are options to surgery.

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I have been working with Art for many years now, and have always been impressed by the care he gives his clients. Art and his staff are compassionate, dedicated people that I would trust with any personal injury crisis.

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Cynthia Vermeulen

I have worked on cases with Sue Holden of Sieben Carey for over 20 years. As a trial attorney, I feel confident referring my clients with personal injury issues to Sue, as I know she and her team take the time to listen to their clients, explore and explain their options, monitor their recovery with compassion and persistently advocate for them in negotiations and in court. Sue has the utmost credibility in the legal community and an ability to resolve complex problems. She is highly respected by the courts as well as attorneys for her competence and steadfast dedication to helping injured people. I recommend working with Sue Holden and her team without reservation.

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Finding a great personal injury attorney can make all the difference in the world on how your case turns out. I’ve known Art and his staff for years having had the opportunity to see what they can do. If something unfortunate happens and you want results, answers and the ability to feel comfortable with your representation, give them a call. I’m so glad I’ve had a chance to get to know them.

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Art and his team at SiebenCarey in Lakeville are top notch. Professionally, they are very easy to work with. I know first hand that their clients are taken care of. If you have been in an Auto Accident, or have experienced any type of injury. Art and his team at SiebenCarey are where you need to go.

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I've know Art Kosieradzki and the folks at SiebenCarey for nearly 30 years. When my mother-in-law needed an attorney after a roll-over accident, I sent her to SiebenCarey. They were compassionate and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone who wants a personal injury lawyer they can trust.

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The Lakeville SiebenCarey office has been great to work with. They listen and they care about their clients. I have very much enjoyed getting to know the folks in Lakeville, and would highly recommend any of the SiebenCarey Personal Injury Attorneys.

Art Kosieradzki from the Lakeville office cares about each of his clients and is an excellent attorney.

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I've worked with Art Kosieradzki as co-counsel in a number of major personal injury and coverage cases, and I know his abilities. He is a top-flight trial lawyer and he has the results to prove it. At least two of his attributes may not be immediately apparent, however: First, he's creative and has achieved large recoveries where a lesser lawyer might have given up. Second, he cares and he has time for people. The latter is a precious quality in our hard-driven profession. Add to that an excellent and personable staff and the backing of the powerhouse SiebenCarey law firm, and what you have in Art is simply this: the right lawyer.

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In June of 2013 I was enjoying a ride on my vintage motorcycle, and was severely injured by an inattentive motorist, sending me to the hospital, physical therapy, and amassing a considerable amount of debt.

Fortunately I made contact with Robert Hauer, and Paul Downes with SiebenCarey!
Paul walked me through the entire process, explaining in layman's terms as to what to expect, and he continued to keep me informed as each step was reached.

Ultimately we used mediation to reach a settlement that allowed me to pay off my outstanding bills, and to bank an amount that gave me some peace of mind.
If by some unfortunate incident you ever have need for the services of a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend SiebenCarey... Thanks Paul!

Thai Vuong

I had the opportunity to work with Art and his staff. They were fabulous and I would definitely recommend them to family and friends. They helped me through my claim getting a result beyond my expectations.

Roberta Jordan

My family was referred to Susan Holden at SiebenCarey by our hometown attorney in a wrongful death case.  She was very accommodating to us and very approachable. Staff was top notch and doggedly pursued two different insurance companies to accomplish an outcome far beyond anything we'd anticipated. We could not have gotten results close to what she achieved without her. We will be forever appreciative. 

Sheryl Nixon

Jeff Sieben was the first one I talked to about my injury. I was not sure if there was even a case. But as the months went by and my pain got worse, the seriousness of the injury became apparent. Jeff took on the case and put me at ease about the medical bills and calls. He was professional in his attitude while being compassionate to my situation. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so. 

Susan McIntosh

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Ryan Betzina

I have known Mr. Kosieradzki for several years and every patient who has ever consulted him for legal services has given him rave reviews. His level of communication with me and my patients is outstanding. For anyone needing legal advice on a personal injury matter we highly recommend him and his team!

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