Medical Malpractice

What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when there is a failure to meet the standards of care by a physician, nurse, physician's assistant, hospital or other medical provider which leads to injuries that could have been avoided.  The health and wellness of our loved ones or ourselves is one of primary concern.  When there is suffering or even death as a result of a lack of care, you need someone to help sort out the events and identify those responsible.  A medical malpractice legal action seeks compensation from those accountable for the injuries.  These types of cases are difficult to prove and require the expertise and investment of time that I devote to all my cases.

What is negligence?
General negligence is a legal term that describes a situation where there is a failure to use ordinary care and such failure results in injury or death.  It can be caused by an action or a failure to act and includes car accidents, work related injuries, slip and falls, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse.  Cases of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse are particularly devastating because they involve violations of the trust placed in professionals chosen to care for the sick and/or elderly. 

 

Examples of Medical Malpractice Include:

  • Failure to Timely and Accurately Diagnose Diseases Including Cancer;
  • Failure to Appropriately Administer or Interpret MedicalTests and Studies;
  • Improper Delivery of Newborns;
  • Improper or Unnecessary Surgical Procedures;
  • Blood Product Contamination;
  • Improper Prescription of Medication and/or Failure to
    Warn of Known Side Effects and/or Contraindications

How do I know if I have a case?
After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation we will discuss your options. In order to determine if it makes sense to go forward I will need to consult with medical professionals who work with my office to evaluate the medical procedures and treatments used in your care. These experts provide insight into the medical practice so that any departures from good and customary procedures can be identified.