Medical malpractice claims arise when patients are injured by below standard acts of a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, hospital or other health care provider. Injuries suffered as a result of medical malpractice can be severe, life altering and fatal. We understand the immediate anxiety and concern of the patient and family following such traumatic events.
As advocates and counselors our attorneys deal with claims involving the standard of care rendered by a physician, dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, or an employee of a hospital. An attorney practicing in this area must understand not only legal principles, but also must be knowledgeable as to the appropriate standard of care to be exercised in a variety of health care professions and settings. This is an extraordinarily focused area of practice, where few attorneys successfully litigate. Representative issues can include those such as: Did the medical professional fail to diagnose or misdiagnose the patient’s condition resulting in injuries? Did the surgeon perform a substandard procedure resulting in injury to the patient? Did the nursing staff follow orders issued by the physician? Was “routine” nursing home or rehab care appropriate, and were potentially debilitating concerns revealed and addressed? The attorney’s task is to simplify and focus on the issues, to secure analysis by expert witnesses, and to make judgments concerning complex medical facts, issues and analysis as simple and straightforward as possible.