About Medical Malpractice
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Our attorneys recognize that not all negative medical outcomes are the fault of medical professionals. We conduct extensive research in the medical literature as well as discuss the cases with well-qualified expert physicians in order to discover the cause of the unexpected outcome. We only take the cases that have merit and then pursue them vigorously and diligently for our clients. Our firm works with the top medical experts across the county and has medically trained support staff.
Victims of medical malpractice typically incur extraordinary expenses for medical care and treatment, especially in cases involving birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. Fortunately, all doctors and hospitals are required to carry medical liability insurance to protect their patients and compensate them when medical malpractice has occurred. Negligent medical care is a fact of life. It is a fact that preventable medical errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. We are committed to providing honest answers for our clients and to hold those medical providers who caused the harm accountable. Taking action to hold negligent medical providers accountable results in improvement in overall patient care for everyone. It will prevent what happened to you or your loved one from happening to some other innocent patient.
If you or a member of your family was injured due to a medial error, delay in diagnosis, a failure to manage or treat your problem, or as a result of care that was below professionally accepted medical standards, you are entitled to compensation. The time to pursue such claims is limited. As a general rule, medical malpractice claims must be filed within one year of the time when the error was discovered or should have been discovered, or one year from the termination of the doctor/patient relationship, whichever occurs later. Thus, it is imperative that if you have a question about medical care that you or a family member received, that you contact us at your earliest possible convenience so that we can provide you with an opinion as to whether or not you have a potential medical negligence claim.
Medical malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate medical care to patients which has resulted in wrongful death or personal injury. Instances of medical malpractice include surgical errors, medication errors, delayed diagnosis of cancer, cerebral palsy, paralysis, pulmonary embolus, spinal cord injury, strokes, heart attacks, brain injury, breast cancer, and birth injury.
Medical professionals and their staff are required to exercise a certain degree of skill and care when treating patients. If medical professionals fail to exercise caution, and a patient is injured, the professional is responsible. It is only by holding doctors, hospitals, and nurses accountable for their conduct that patients can improve the overall safety of patient care.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States.” It is estimated that 225,000 people die each year due to negligent medical treatment. Fortunately, personal injury laws protect victims and their families by allowing them to seek monetary recovery to pay for their medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and emotional pain and suffering. By filing a medical malpractice claim, victims and their families protect their financial wellbeing and security. They also help insure that the mistake that happened to them will not occur again.
Before a medical malpractice victim can file a claim they must obtain an Affidavit from an physician and/or other medical provider which indicates that the relevant medical records have been reviewed, that they are familiar with the standard of care for the type of care and treatment the injured person received, and that the medical care was below the standard of care and caused injury to the patient.