Medical Malpractice

Our firm is recognized as having one of the leading medical malpractice departments in the country. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other health-care professional fails to exercise the required degree of care and skill when providing medical care or treatment, and this results in a preventable injury or loss to the patient. We offer extensive experience in these types of claims and our lawyers are very knowledgeable about the complexities of the medical and scientific issues involved. Not every medical error will result in a malpractice claim, as some complications and bad outcomes are unavoidable – which is why it is important to have a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases to be able to review the circumstances of what occurred and provide you with advice on the possible merits of any claim. Our lawyers can assist with any variety of medical malpractice incident which often include the following situations: Birth Injury and Birth Trauma Each year there are children born with serious permanent physical or cognitive injuries that could have been prevented with appropriate monitoring, interventions, diagnosis or treatment. Typical birth injuries can include cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), kernicterus, periventricular leukomalacia, stroke, shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy and brachialplexus injuries. Diagnosis Errors A misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor, nurse or other health-care provider fails to properly identify or recognize a patient’s symptoms, often then resulting in delayed treatment or a lack of treatment altogether. Surgical Errors Surgical errors can occur during pre-operative care, surgery or post-operative care. This can include errors related to failing to identify risks associated with the surgery, poor technique, or failing to respond appropriately or in a timely way to events that arise during the course of the surgery. Medication Errors A medication error can occur when a wrong medication, or wrong dosage of a medication, is prescribed. This may be due to an error in diagnosis, a misinterpretation of orders, or another form of human error by a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.