When you have put your trust in a medical professional to take care of you or a family member, it can be both emotionally and physically devastating when mistakes are made. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide care up to the accepted standard of care in the medical community and leads to the injury or death of a patient.
Generally speaking, if a healthcare provider fails to act up to the standard their level of training requires, they may be liable for any resulting damages. When an injury results from medical malpractice, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the medical professional or hospital whose negligence cause you or your loved ones harm. Such lawsuits can help compensate you for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills.
The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyful event. But when something goes wrong in the days leading up to delivery or once labor begins, it can cause serious, often life-threatening, complications for both the mother and child.
If you’re the parent of a child who was injured during childbirth, your son or daughter may be facing a lifetime of major medical bills. If your child was born with Cerebral Palsy, Brachial plexus injuries (including Erbs or Klumpke palsy), birth hypoxia and brain damage, shoulder dystocia or other conditions, you may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctors, nurses, hospital and other medical professionals who handled your care. Contact our personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice attorneys who have experience and a proven track record representing victims of birth injuries to learn more about your legal options.
Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist fails to follow the “standard of care,” or generally accepted practice for treating a patient. If your dentist caused nerve injuries, failed to diagnose oral cancer or periodontal disease, unnecessarily extracted teeth or extracted the wrong tooth, you may have grounds for a dental malpractice lawsuit and should consult with one of our qualified personal injury lawyer and medical malpractice attorney immediately.
Dental malpractice law firms can also help you collect compensation if you’ve suffered anesthesia complications, bridge or crown complications, root canal injuries or other complications as a result of a dentist’s reckless or negligent actions.
Who Should Help You?
It is vital to find an attorney who has experience in medical malpractice lawsuits to help with your case. This is because these complex cases differ from other personal injury cases in that they require knowledge of both the field of medicine and the field of law. For help with these complex cases, be sure to select an attorney who has a firm understanding of the medicine behind your case and can decipher medical documents.
They should also know which experts to consult and how to anticipate the tactics of the defendant; remember, healthcare professionals will likely have defended against malpractice claims before, and so it is important for potential claimants to choose an attorney who has previously litigated malpractice claims. Your lawsuit will be based not only on your evidence, testimony and witnesses, but also on the claims, evidence, and expert witnesses presented by the opposing side in support of their defense. Retaining a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can be a key factor in the outcome of your case.
The lawyers at The Law Office of Miguel Palmeiro, LLC are experienced in bringing these complex and delicate cases to court, and have an impressive track record in winning their clients the compensation they deserve. Call (301) 363-2191 today to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers and get the restitution you deserve.