Medical malpractice is the term that is used to describe the failure of a healthcare worker to provide adequate care to a patient, as a result of not following recognized standards of medical safety.
Despite most patients expecting to receive adequate care whenever they visit a medical practitioner, unfortunately mistakes can be made and consequently, innocent people become the victims of medical malpractice.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the negligence of medical staff, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any damage that was caused by the at-fault party.
To find out how we can help, please fill out the "Free Case Review" form to the right.
Who Is Responsible For Medical Malpractice?
Contrary to popular belief, doctors are not the only people that can be the source of medical malpractice. While it can be difficult to prove who is responsible, there are a variety of other medical practitioners and areas of the medical profession that can contribute to a patient injury.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- ER staff
- first aid medics
- nursing home staff
- health clinics
- hospital technicians
- general practitioners
.... just to name a few.
In the event of a serious personal injury, it is important to contact a reputable lawyer who can help to advise you on your options - should you decide to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Common Types Of Medical Malpractice
Despite most medical professionals not intentionally trying to hurt their patients, simply due to the large volume of people that an average care giver attends to in a day, mistakes can happen.
Some common areas in the medical field where these mistakes occur can include:
- general negligence
- prescription errors
- medication miscalculations
- anaesthesia errors
- birthing room mistakes
- failure of patient monitoring
- dental malpractice
- surgical errors
- delay of diagnosis
- psychiatric assessment mistakes
- radiology errors
- optical surgery oversight
Unfortunately, the after-effects of any mistakes in this industry can create life-changing circumstances for those involved.
Injuries That Can Be Sustained After A Medical Error
As there are specialsits for almost every part of the human anatomy, there are many types of injuries that can manifest after a medical error.
Some of the most common include:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal damage
- interal bleeding
- cerebral palsy
- vision defects
- hair loss
- nerve damage
.... just to name a few.
The resulting costs from a medical error can be crippling for most injury victims and their families - additional medical costs needed to correct any problems, medication costs, loss of wages and other factors can simply be unsustainable for many people.
Here at the Edwards Law Firm, we strongly believe that negligent individuals and companies need to be held responsible and accountable for their actions. We have a hard won reputation of fighting for the people - not large firms and corporations - and have the knowledge, resources and experience to take on large organizations to pursue the MAXIMUM compensation benefits for our clients.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire Our Attorneys?
As responsible and caring members of our local communities, at our firm we believe that everyone should be entitled to comprehensive legal counsel. With that in mind, we work on a contingency-only basis. This means that we do not charge you for our fees and services unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you.
For those that are unsure if they have a case or not, we also offer a 100% FREE initial case review, which allows our potential customers the opportunity to send our team the details of their case, which our attorneys will then review to determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit.
If so, we will then advise on the best path to take.
How To Contact Our Lawyers Today
Our medical malpractice lawyers are backed by the finest team of medical experts available in the United States. This means that your lawsuit will be argued in court by skilled lawyers and explained to a jury by top medical professionals – doctors who know what the level of care is supposed to be.
Our team will often ask:
- Did the actions of a doctor, nurse, hospital staff or other medical professional meet those standards?
- Did someone disregard medical standards?
- Were they reckless?
- Did they delay, which would also not meet accepted standards?
... amongst many other questions.
We believe that if a medical professional made a “mistake” that resulted in injury, it may have been the result of negligence which can be proved. You are entitled to recover damages for lost income and medical bills, money for pain and suffering, and compensation for any permanent harm.
With over $50 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, we have the knowledge, experience and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits.
To find out more, please contact us on 1-800-304-9246 and a member of our intake staff will quickly collect some details about your case and then refer you on to our attorneys - it's that easy,
Alternatively, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form at the top of this page.