The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest pledges in history stemming from the admonition by Hippocrates, father of Western medicine, to do no harm to patients. Many, but not all modern physicians adhere to the oath’s principles in treating their patients; there are others that don’t intend to do harm, but simply make mistakes. Unfortunately, when a doctor makes a mistake, is incompetent, or does not measure up to the accepted standards of medical practice, patients can suffer severe injuries.
The area of law known as medical malpractice governs such cases and provides a legal avenue for those who are wronged in such situations, and those who have lost loved ones because of a physician’s actions, to be compensated for their loss. This is a particularly complex area of law in which our experienced nationwide team of lawyers is well versed. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death as a result of wrongdoing by a doctor, we are offering free, confidential consultations to evaluate the particulars of your case.
There are many questions to be answered in a medical malpractice case. What were your injuries? What medical expenses have you incurred? Have you lost time at work as a result of your injuries? Have you been left unable to work? Have you suffered loss of consortium? Are you unable to participate in activities that were once part of your daily life? Was the doctor responsible? Was the doctor competent? Were the doctor’s skills up to the required standard of care? Was the doctor’s treatment appropriate under current medical practices? Are you still in pain? Are you permanently injured?
There is also a huge range of situations in which medical malpractice can take place:
Our nationwide network has a proven track record in dealing with medical defense lawyers and insurance carriers. We are not only familiar with the laws affecting medical malpractice, but also a working knowledge of the complexities involved with practicing medicine, proper investigation procedures, and the testimony of expert witnesses.
If you believe that you have suffered injuries as a result of your medical treatment, please contact us as soon as possible for a free, informed analysis about the legal options that may be available to you. There are legal time limits involving some medical malpractice cases, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin your free review.