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Hospital and ER Errors

Medical Error Attorneys – Unnecessary Amputation

Medical malpractice, especially instances of surgical malpractice, can leave patients without one of their arms or legs. Delays or errors in treatment can result in the loss of a limb that could have been treated properly and saved.

Amputation of the wrong limb or amputation that was not medically necessary can also leave victims with a lifetime of pain, medical bills, and lifestyle changes as a result of their disability...

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Physician Malpractice, Doctor Negligence Attorneys

We rely on our doctors to provide a certain standard of care, and when that standard is not met then the doctor may be guilty of negligence or malpractice. A patient who has been injured by a doctor’s negligence has rights to compensation and proper treatment – even if treatment lasts a lifetime.

Medical negligence occurs when a health care professional acts in a negligent manner when treating a patient’s condition. Medical malpractice can be the result of incorrect actions taken by a doctor or a doctor’s failure to take medically appropriate action....

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Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorneys

The standard of medical care in this country is very high, and if that standard was not met and resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one you may be entitled to damages.

If a parent was lost, the child may recover damages for mental anguish, loss of companionship, and money that would have been required to raise the child. Damages for a lost spouse include loss of companionship, potential financial contributions, and mental anguish....

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ER Negligence Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Hospital and emergency room (ER) negligence occurs when hospital or ER medical staff fails to do what they were supposed to do. But emergency rooms are crammed full of injured and ill patients in need of medical treatment, and this constant demand for care can lead to mistakes and failures of medical care... Read the rest of this entry »

Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Hospital staff owes a duty of care to their patients and, when we go to the hospital for treatment, we expect to be cured or relieved of our symptoms. When a member of the hospital staff does something they are not supposed to do given the patients’ circumstances or does not do something they must do in a situation, then that amounts to hospital negligence... Read the rest of this entry »

Representative Cases – Medical Malpractice

Representative medical malpractice and medical negligence cases we have successfully handled for clients including loss of limb, wrongful death, dangerous medications, cerebral palsy caused by doctor negligence, more...

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Establishing Standards of Care without Experts

A physician, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare organization must provide its patients with the appropriate standard of care under the circumstances. In a medical malpractice action, an injured party must establish the standard of care and also must show evidence that the healthcare provider breached that standard. Generally, the standard of care is defined as how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient's care under the same or similar circumstances.

In determining the appropriate standard of care, juries may take into consideration a respected minority rule, which allows a healthcare provider to show that although the course of treatment followed was not the same as the majority of practitioners would have used, it is one that is accepted by a respectable minority of practitioners.

In most medical malpractice cases, this standard of care is established by the testimony of expert witnesses. However, there are situations when the injured plaintiff may be able to prove the standard of care without the use of experts.

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Emotional Distress Damages

Whether a medical malpractice victim or his or her family can recover for emotional distress caused by the malpractice is a matter of great debate. Historically, courts were reluctant to award damages for emotional distress because the damages are difficult to prove and difficult to assess. Currently, courts are split as to under what circumstances, if any, emotional distress damages are recoverable.

In general, there are two theories under which a person can recover emotional distress damages in medical malpractice cases...

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Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

One of the most serious types of emergency room malpractice is the failure to diagnose meningitis. Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is most often caused by bacteria or viruses. Bacterial meningitis is usually much more serious than viral meningitis. Over two-thirds of all meningitis cases occur in children under the age of five.

The failure to timely diagnose bacterial meningitis can have catastrophic consequences. It is estimated that one of every ten meningitis patients dies. Those who survive can suffer from brain damage, deafness, and seizure disorders if the condition is not diagnosed timely or treated properly. Nearly 500 people die each year from bacterial meningitis.

Whether the failure to diagnose a case of bacterial meningitis is malpractice depends on the circumstances of the case. Expert testimony is required to demonstrate that the physician's failure to make a timely diagnosis of bacterial meningitis was a breach of the standard of care and that the breach caused the plaintiff's injuries. The damages in a failure to diagnose meningitis case can be very high because of the likelihood of significant brain damage or death from the failure to make a timely diagnosis.

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