When caring for patients, physicians and other healthcare provider must comply with the appropriate standard of care. Medical malpractice or medical negligence occurs when a medical provider deviates from the standard of care established by the medical community. If the appropriate level of care was not provided and a person suffers injury or death, the healthcare provider may be held responsible.
The third annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study, released April 3, 2006, found that among Medicare patients in hospitals, 250,246 patients were killed by potentially preventable medical errors over a three year period. HealthGrades previously estimated that within the entire population, not just Medicare patients, there were 575,000 preventable deaths caused by medical errors over three years.
Our firm repesents individuals and families who are victims of medical malpractice. We carefully investigate and research your claim to determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice case. We hire and consult with expert witnesses to determine the cause and physical impact of an injury.
Our attorneys have experience handing cases involving:
- Birth injuries and pregnancy difficulties
- Brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Emergency room treatment
- Medication errors, prescription errors, and pharmacy errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Nursing mistakes
- Spinal cord injuries
- Surgical errors
- Dialysis related injuries or death
- Hospital malpractice
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us online or call us at 256-536-0770 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.