Medical malpractice refers to any injury occurring as a result of departure from accepted medical procedure, whether the departure was intentional or due to carelessness, error, or mistake. In order for a medical malpractice suit to move forward, a physician knowledgeable in the area in which the malpractice occurred must review the circumstances and determine that proper procedure was not followed.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling medical malpractice cases and will help you understand and act upon your legal rights. Medical malpractice can take any of the following forms:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
Injuries during the birth process may result in brain damage, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, Erb’s palsy or other serious consequences. If these injuries are due to errors or failure to notice fetal distress on the part of medical personnel, you may be entitled to compensation not only for pain and suffering, but also for past and future medical expenses and long-term care for your child.
- Neglect or abuse by health care providers
Whether the incident occurs in a hospital, nursing home, another health care facility, or in a patient’s home, the health care provider can be held responsible for injury or suffering caused by abuse or neglect
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors
Surgical errors can include improper anesthesia, wrong-site surgery, poor pre-operative planning, improper sterilization, and other surgeon errors.
- Failure to provide informed consent (including risks of surgery and other procedures)
- Brain injuries
- Treatment errors
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may have as little as 90 days to file your claim. It’s important to seek professional legal advice as soon as you suspect that malpractice has occurred so that immediate action can begin.
We work to gather extensive evidence for your case, including operating room video footage, medical records, communication with health care facility staff and other information that may indicate surgeon fatigue, errors in judgment, or departures from standard procedure and technique.
Your settlement may include compensation for pain and suffering, additional surgeries needed as a result of the error, financial losses, medical bills, emotional suffering, and disability.
Don’t be intimidated by hospitals or health care providers who tell you your injuries have resulted from inherent risks. We will help you defend your rights and ensure that negligent surgeons, doctors, nurses, and health care facilities are held accountable for any errors in medical practice that result in your pain and suffering.