Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Simply put, medical malpractice is when doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, or other healthcare professionals injure a patient by providing care that is below the acceptable standard.

As patients, we put our trust and our lives in the hands of medical professionals, under the assumption that they will act carefully and responsibly. Unfortunately, when medical professionals perform their jobs negligently, patients can be seriously injured or killed.

Not every case with a poor outcome is necessarily malpractice, however. Medicine is not an exact science, and even with the best quality of care, sometimes, treatments are unsuccessful.

Medical malpractice arises when a healthcare professional fails to deliver standard quality service, resulting in damages to the patient.

Common malpractice claims we represent include:

  • Birth trauma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack
  • Failure to Diagnose Stroke
  • Failed surgical procedures
  • Medication Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Wrong Site Surgery

An Expert Team Comprising Our Own Medical Staff

Medical malpractice cases are complex, expensive, and time consuming. Because the evidence in a medical malpractice case is often difficult to understand, you need both legal and medical experts on your side. That’s why we’ve assembled an expert team consisting of our own nursing staff, as well as outside medical experts, to review the facts of our medical malpractice cases. Visit our Medical Malpractice FAQ page for guidance as well as answers to the following questions:

Questions You Should Ask

  • Do I have a case?
  • How will I pay for your services?
  • How much will it cost to pursue a claim with your firm? How will you be paid? Can I afford to hire your firm?
  • How long will it take to resolve my case?
  • Will I have to go to trial?
  • What is my medical malpractice case worth?
  • Why do I need experts for my medical malpractice claim?
  • What kinds of experts will I need for my medical malpractice claim?
  • What is a subrogation interest and why should I care about that?
  • Do I have an obligation to tell my insurer that someone else caused my injuries?
  • How will my subrogation liens be handled?

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence, please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We’ll review your medical malpractice claim with you and help you determine how to best proceed.


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