Nearly 100,000 American people die each year as a result of avoidable medical mistakes. If you have been injured as a result of a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider’s mistake, misdiagnosis or professional negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under your state’s medical malpractice and personal injury laws. Medical malpractice law governs the liability of doctors and other treatment providers when they harm a patient with negligent practice. Injuries suffered as a result of medical negligence can be severe and life altering. If the doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider is determined to be legally responsible for your injuries, they may be made to pay for the harms caused to you. Medical malpractice claims can arise from:
- surgical errors and injuries
- failure to diagnose a health condition
- misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- lack of Informed Consent
- healthcare provider errors
- misread X–ray, ultrasounds, RMI, or TAC
- medication-pharmaceutical errors
- negligent behavior
- mistake during childbirth causing birth defects
- medical malpractice in nursing homes
- psychiatric malpractice
- cosmetic surgery malpractice
- dental Malpractice
The Firm’s attorneys have broad experience in handling claims and litigation involving allegations of insurance bad faith, unfair claims handling practices, and violation of related consumer protection statutes. We have successfully represented insurers in litigation arising from such claims and are frequently called upon to provide advice calculated to avoid such claims and litigation in the first place. All States have their own laws and procedures to handle these specialized personal injury cases.
Self-representation in these cases is not feasible and due to the financial resources and litigation expertise required, most attorneys do not accept medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice attorneys may review your medical records and help determine whether your have grounds for a lawsuit. Your attorney may attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf or, on the contrary, represent you during trial. Several of our lawyers bring extensive experience to this practice area by virtue of their background at the Department of Justice defending Veterans Administration, military and other government doctors in all manner of malpractice cases. We pride ourselves on the depth and nature of our experience and expertise in this area.
Medical malpractice presents not only unique but complex factual and technical issues. Frequently raising product liability questions as well as the technical issues associated with medical and nursing issues, such litigation is a significant part of our practice. The Firm’s attorneys will work with insurance companies and other parties involved in the case.