Medical malpractice is the result of a healthcare provider’s failure to provide the expected standard of care. Unfortunately, some doctors cause harm through their mistakes, ignorance, negligence, lack of skill and misdiagnosis. By utilizing the best research and the finest medical professionals for evaluation, our law office can qualify the merit of your case.
Legally, healthcare professionals are only required to give a standard of care that is ordinary or normal. When a physician is determined to be negligent, it means that he or she has failed to use the same degree of skill and learning, under the same or similar circumstances, that are used by other members of the medical profession. Some of the most common ways that medical malpractice occurs is through failure or errors in timely diagnosis and ordering appropriate treatment, ordering necessary tests and proper medication, consulting with specialists, and surgical procedures. Although there are numerous types of malpractice claims, here are the most common:
If a medical doctor is found negligent, then you are entitled to recover “money damages.” Damages are intended to help you return to the condition you were in prior to the injury. There are several forms of damages that you may recover in a medical malpractice award – economic (for lost wages or medical expenses), non-economic (for pain and suffering), or punitive damages (to punish reckless behavior). You may also receive compensation for future medical expenses and loss of future earnings.
Medical malpractice cases are difficult, time-consuming and extremely costly. Not all lawyers have the experience and financial capabilities required in litigating against negligent doctors and hospitals. Our firm’s medical malpractice division is Chaired by our Senior Head of Litigation Scott Newmark (His name should be a direct link to his bio) who has successfully handled countless such cases and has established a reputation for excellence in the field.
Accordingly, if you feel you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, please contact us immediately for a free consultation with a Medical Malpractice Attorney.