If your loved one suffers an unexpected complication during a medical procedure, you will almost certainly end up with more questions than answers. The explanations that you get might be over your head, and they will likely be incomplete.
When something goes wrong, the medical professional or hospital probably won’t tell you if the harm could have been prevented or if someone was to blame. They may express sympathy for what happened, but until an investigation takes place, you will never know for sure.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or another health care professional is negligent and a patient is harmed as a result. The problem is, no one at the hospital is going to tell you if your loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice.
You need a lawyer — one who specializes in medical malpractice litigation — to demand full access to medical records and consult experts who can determine exactly how the harm occurred and whether negligence played a role.
What if negligence was involved?
If it is determined that negligence played a role in the complication or injury, then it may be possible to file a medical malpractice claim against the professional responsible, hospital or both. These cases can be very difficult to prove, so you must have a lawyer with extensive knowledge about this area of law.
People who have had family members harmed during medical procedures don’t want a paycheck, they want answers. We know that after serving people in this difficult position since 1975.
Our firm not only provides families with the answers that they need and deserve, but also holds the medical field financially accountable so that patient safety is made the No. 1 priority and future preventable harm can be avoided.