When we entrust our lives to healthcare professionals, our expectations are full of hope for positive outcomes. When the medical practitioners fail in their duty of care and cause further injury to our loved ones, or ourselves, we often do not know where to turn. Our medical malpractice attorneys know how upset and distracted our clients and their families are when injuries are caused or made worse by hospital, physician, clinic, or nursing home negligence. We have represented clients who have experienced these same feelings of anger and helplessness.
The effects of an injury caused by medical malpractice can be catastrophic, changing forever the lives of the injured individuals and the lives of their loved ones, their friends and neighbors, their business associates, and other colleagues and acquaintances as well. At our firm we understand the severity of these injuries. We represent injured people and their families in claims for injuries caused by medical malpractice. We work with clients to define their losses, and then we seek compensation for their injuries.
Medication Error • Failure to Diagnose • Misdiagnosis
Malpractice injuries can occur at any medical facility, from the local doctor’s clinic to the large hospital intensive care unit. For example, a patient goes to the clinic to ask questions about seemingly minor health problems and gets faulty information from an over-scheduled physician. Or a patient severely injured in an auto accident receives the wrong medication in the intensive care unit (ICU). In another instance, another patient has an adverse reaction to anesthesia during surgery, and the anesthesiologist fails to catch the mistake in time. An elderly resident of a nursing home falls and strikes her head against the nightstand. The nursing staff fails to realize that she has a concussion causing a traumatic brain injury (TBI). All of these examples may be causes of action for a claim.
Birth Injuries • Cerebral Palsy • Erbs Palsy
Doctor error can be the cause of birth injuries that leave a child disabled for their entire life. Birth injuries may require the future use of wheelchairs, attendant care, special education classes, and multiple surgeries to correct the damage. If your child is suffering debilitating injuries because of doctor errors during gestation or during birth, contact our office to see how we can help recover compensation to help with medical and education expenses.
Strokes • Heart Attacks • Cancer
Severe brain damage and other injuries that can be fatal may also occur from the failure to monitor stroke and heart attack victims adequately, especially in instances when the patient is taking several different kinds of medications that could have damaging adverse drug interactions. Often, we represent patients—and their families—whose doctor failed to diagnose a severe medical condition, such as cancer, while it is still treatable. In many of these cases, the patient had even notified the doctor of recognizable symptoms, but the doctor failed to get the right diagnosis.
Medical Malpractice Insurance
Because malpractice insurance companies are determined to keep costs down and profits high, malpractice claims can be very complicated, difficult to sort out, and time consuming. They seldom settle out of court. That’s why, if you have questions about whether your loved one’s injury was caused by medical malpractice, you need to consult with an attorney who has the experience, the legal skills, and the resources to thoroughly review the case, advise you regarding whether you have a valid cause of action for medical malpractice and pursue recovery for your losses all the way to trial when necessary.
Our firm has all the resources necessary to pursue your medical malpractice claim. Contact our highly qualified lawyers today.