Medical negligence cases tend to be complex and difficult to successfully litigate, which is why you should always seek the counsel of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer if you think you have a case. At Burke & Eisner, we have effectively handled medical negligence cases for clients across the country, securing millions of dollars in damages for those harmed by negligent healthcare professionals.
Types of Medical Negligence Cases
Doctors, nurses, and similar medical professionals have an obligation to adhere to accepted standards of care, and failing to meet these standards is considered negligence. Medical negligence can occur in any number of ways and virtually any place that provides healthcare services — in hospitals, outpatient medical facilities, clinics, nursing homes, birthing centers, etc. However, some of the more common types of medical negligence cases involve:
- Misdiagnoses, including delayed diagnoses, failures to diagnose and wrong diagnoses. A misdiagnosis can result in unnecessary treatment, the wrong kind of treatment or no treatment at all. The consequences can be devastating and sometimes even fatal.
- Medication mistakes such as drug under- or overdose, dangerous drug interactions, or the administration of a wrong drug. Medication errors are responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries in the U.S. each year and they can have deadly consequences.
- Surgical errors, including instruments left in the body, amputation of the wrong limb or the wrong body part is removed. Mistakes made during surgery can lead to serious infections or worse.
- Delivery room errors, which often involve harm to an infant. For instance, failure to diagnose a condition in the mother or child, or unnecessary use of force during delivery can result in conditions like cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.
At Burke & Eisner, we handle the range of medical negligence cases and we’ll be glad to evaluate your claim free of charge.
Compensation in Medical Negligence Cases
If you have a medical negligence case, you may be entitled to compensation for the monetary damages you suffered as well as non-monetary damages such as pain and suffering. For example, recoverable damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship or support
If you think you have a medical negligence case, it’s in your best interest to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Medical negligence cases are subject to strict deadlines, meaning cases need to be filed within a certain amount of time after the negligence occurred. Failure to file in a timely manner could prevent you from obtaining compensation for your losses.
Contact an Attorney about Your Medical Negligence Case
Talk to an attorney at Burke & Eisner about your medical negligence case today. We’ll evaluate your claim at no charge and inform you of your legal rights and options.
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