Beasley Firm Case Study: Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Medical Malpractice and Spinal Cord Injuries

Beasley Firm attorneys Jim Beasley Jr. and Pete Johnsen represented a man who was paralyzed due to medical malpractice. Our client walked into his local hospital with complaints of lower extremity weakness, blood sugar abnormalities, and fever. Over the course of the following 24 hours, despite being in the intensive care unit, and with progressive lower extremity weakness, none of his health care providers appreciated that he was developing a permanent paralysis. By the time it was appreciated, it was too late, and he was permanently paralyzed. He will never walk again, is confined to a wheelchair, and is completely dependent on skilled nurses and physicians to ensure the best care and quality of life.

The Complexities of Medical Malpractice Cases

As usually occurs in medical malpractice cases, the only way to get full value for a complex medical malpractice case such as one involving paralysis is to take it to trial. At the beginning of trial, the defendants were refusing to pay our client the amount that was necessary to ensure his needs were met and to compensate for his losses. So, off to trial they went.

Jim and Pete, armed with their extensive experience in trial advocacy, and a strong case with powerful expert witnesses, tried the case until the defendants broke, and agreed to settle the case for a confidential, yet substantial, amount that will provide for all of our client’s needs for the rest of his life. This recovery was able to provide a new home, a handicapped-accessible vehicle, proper support equipment such as a custom, electric wheelchair, all the while maintaining full state and federal health benefits.

Case Results

The Beasley Firm also coordinated with a skilled Trust attorney to ensure that our client’s financial needs are secure and protected. After obtaining this substantial settlement, our client had this to say of the result:

“My medical malpractice injury drastically altered my life. Confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down, I initially felt helpless and overwhelmed. Those feelings changed after just one conversation with my attorneys at The Beasley Firm. Through every stage of my case, Jim and Pete fought tirelessly for me. They offered guidance and clarity to a difficult situation. At trial, they were relentless and aggressive advocates and drove my case to a substantial settlement. The Beasley Firm obtained an award that gave me the resources I needed to adjust to my new life.”

An Advocate for the Most Injured

For six decades, the attorneys and staff at The Beasley Firm have been honored and privileged to represent the most injured and needy individuals. If you or a loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury such as paralysis, please contact us and we will thoroughly and promptly investigate your claims. If we believe you have a lawsuit, we will be tireless advocates for you and your family.