Routine Procedures Can Be Fatal
Surgical errors and complications resulting from them can be both debilitating and traumatic. Doctors who fail to take appropriate precautions to prevent infections, aneurysms, blood clots, or anesthesia complications can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result.
A staggering 98,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors each year and just as many from hospital-acquired infections. Hospitals are entrusted with the care of a patient while undergoing surgery or during recovery from an illness or injury. Licensed and regulated by federal law, hospitals must adhere to certain policies and procedures in order to ensure the health and well-being of their patients. When people are injured due to negligence or violations, healthcare providers are liable for the injuries they cause.
How This Works
A careful case review will be performed by your lawyer to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Then the conclusions of this review are presented to you in a thorough, understandable manner.
For more details: Litigation Process.
All doctors have a responsibility to provide care and treatment for their patients according to the standard that is recognized by the profession. Care below that standard, because of a failure on the part of the physician or because of the choice of improper treatment for a condition, is considered negligence.
Prepared with expert medical witnesses and authorities in the health care industry, we establish negligence, uncovering evidence and exposing facts for the jury and court to consider.
Medical mistakes are often traumatic, and made more so by the difficulty of understanding the facts surrounding the injury – finding out what happened is the first concern of most malpractice victims. Sadly, one of the only certain ways of discovering the truth is to file a lawsuit – hospitals, nurses and doctors are trained NOT to share compromising information with a patient. To learn the “what and why” typically requires litigation.
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