Medical malpractice results in over 100,000 people dying in United States hospitals each year.
Hundreds of thousands more fail to recover properly from their illnesses, are misdiagnosed, get worse, or are actively injured by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
We have years of experience representing seriously injured victims and surviving family members following instances of medical malpractice. Contact us for a free consultation if you believe you or your loved one has suffered as a result of the negligence of a health care professional or facility. Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Errors involving endotracheal intubation, epidural anesthesia, and local anesthesia resulting in brain damage or other injuries including paralysis, stroke, nerve damage, persistent vegetative state, or death
- Surgical error including improper positioning of a patient on an operating table, failure to monitor, improper use of anesthetic agents, or wrong site surgery – leading to injury or death
Malpractice of doctors or certified registered nurse anesthetists during surgery
- Obstetrical malpractice such as failure to identify high-risk factors in expectant mothers during prenatal care; failure to diagnose late deceleration’s of a fetal heart rate or failure to diagnose a lack of beat to beat variability of the fetal heart rate during labor; or delivery errors – leading to shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, brain damage, or death of a fetus or baby during or after delivery
- Misdiagnosis, misidentification, or miscommunication of evidence of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and other cancers caused by such negligence as failure to diagnose early precancerous abnormalities of the cervix and endocervical canal as a result of misreading of PAP smears
- Failure to diagnose cardiovascular disease in a timely manner through EKG tests, stress testing, cardiac imaging studies, angiography, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or positive emission tomography scan (PET scan), combined with careful history taking and physical examination – leading to heart attack or cerebrovascular strokes
- Hospital negligence, such as understaffing, poor training, or policies that contribute to adverse outcomes for patients