Rawls McNelis + Mitchell, renowned nationally for their work pursuing justice on behalf of Veterans who have suffered medical malpractice, furiously fought for justice on behalf of the mother and widow of 40 year old Veteran, being treated for depression in a VA medical center in Atlanta.
The decedent reached out for treatment for depression and was subsequently treated with ECT therapy (Electro-convulsive therapy). Immediately following treatment, the decedent experienced respiratory distress, which continued 16 hours before the resident physician in charge, made the decision to intubate. With no one on site qualified to intubate, the Veteran lay waiting another hour and fifteen minutes for the on call provider to arrive, suffering significant oxygen deprivation resulting in brain damage. The Veteran died three days later.
The government, continuously denied any wrong doing and made no effort to provide any relief whatsoever to the mother and wife of the Veteran. When it became apparent that no reasonable government offer for this life taken needlessly and way too soon was forthcoming, Rawls McNelis + Mitchell rolled up their sleeves and fought for five (5) long years to ensure this Veteran, through his family would finally see justice.
After five (5) long years of litigation and a "…furious campaign of complex pretrial tactics which commanded even the attention of senior government lawyers, we were able to bring the government to the settlement table and achieve one million dollar settlement for our clients."
Without the determination, commitment and expertise of Rawls McNelis + Mitchell, the family of this Veteran would never have been compensated for needless and preventable death of their loved one. Click here to read more on this story in the Rawls McNelis + Mitchell Blog.
Join us in saluting Rawls McNelis + Mitchell for taking up the fight for this Veteran – our Veteran!
Senior Vice President, Client Services