The medical field and legal system are two vital parts of society, and they sometimes collide for people who must deal with spine or orthopedic surgery. When people are injured through no fault of their own and need surgery as a result, some may find themselves struggling with a lawsuit and medical issues. Dr. Scott Katzman has lawsuit experience and has been called upon multiple times by patients who need his help. He believes in being an advocate for his patients by assisting them as they seek the compensation they deserve for serious injuries.
Why Would a Patient Need Dr. Scott Katzman for Lawsuit Help?
If a patient suffers a wrongful injury because of another person’s negligence, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit. For example, if a person is driving home and is struck by a drunk driver who ran a red light, the drunk driver may be liable for the injuries the victim sustains. While some people are fortunate enough to walk away from accidents with minor injuries, others may have more serious injuries, permanent disabilities or even paralysis. In addition to auto accidents, there are other possible causes for such injuries. For instance, unsafe work premises, construction sites, and many other places can present injury risks.
Some people suffer spinal injuries like fractures or herniated discs from accidents, and some people require surgery. When a person must work with an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party, the legal team works with medical professionals. Attorneys need expert opinions and assessments of medical professionals to show the extent of a patient’s injuries, prognosis, and more. To better understand this, consider an example of two patients working with Dr. Scott Katzman for lawsuit help.
Example Case: Katzman v. Rediron Fabrication Inc
In this case, Dr. Katzman helped patients who were referred to him by an attorney. The two individuals had been injured in a vehicle accident that involved a truck driven by an employee of Rediron Fabrication. Based on the spinal injuries sustained by the patients and the effects they experienced, discectomies were necessary. A discectomy is a procedure that involves removing a damaged portion of a disc when the soft center is pushing through the lining. This procedure is commonly used to treat weakness or pain in parts of the body from a compressed nerve. The procedure, which may be open or minimally invasive based on different factors, can have several benefits. It may help restore normal functions like sitting and standing. Also, it may improve strength or mobility and decrease pain.
The summary of this case shows how hard defendants and their legal representatives often try to avoid financial responsibility to injured plaintiffs. It also demonstrates how they often try to discredit medical professionals by questioning their motives and abilities or attempt to discredit the legitimacy of surgical interventions that are performed for the purpose of improving a patient’s abilities or quality of life. Dr. Katzman assessed the injuries of the patients carefully to determine the right course of treatment. In addition to treating the patients’ injuries, he helped them by working with their legal team.
Dr. Katzman fought back against the defendant in that case and pointed out that he was qualified to offer expert opinions about his patient’s medical conditions based on the legal meaning of an expert witness under Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.280(b)(4)(A). The parties could not dispute the fact that he qualified as an expert witness for the case and acknowledged that he was listed as an expert for trials. Becoming a medical expert witness requires a good track record, the right training, experience, and more.
This case is a prime example of why injury victims need legal representatives to protect them when seeking compensation. It is important to note that attorneys typically refer patients to physicians and surgeons who they know understand personal injury cases and what information is needed. Attorneys and medical professionals in these cases are paid for their services if patients receive a settlement.
Finding Help After a Wrongful Spinal Injury
Today, many responsible defendants try to avoid compensating victims or try to settle with them directly for small amounts that rarely cover the full cost of their injuries. The legal battles can be difficult, and the lengths defendants may go to try to discredit patients’ injuries are surprising. When seeking treatment for injuries sustained wrongfully by another person or entity, it is important to work with caring medical professionals who properly treat injuries and will go the extra mile to help victims obtain the compensation they deserve.
NJ Spine and Orthopedic specialize in helping patients find pain relief, regain strength and function and take control of their lives after spinal injuries. We create a safe environment for everyone and provide effective surgical solutions for patients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida to live pain-free lives. Our team of board-certified neurologists, orthopedic specialists, neurosurgeons, and physicians work together to help and protect our patients. To learn more or schedule an appointment at NJSO, please contact us.