Most of the time, we receive wonderful health care. But occasionally, the medical professional breaches the duty of care ode to their patient, and that breach causes a tragedy. This is commonly referred to as medical malpractice.
For 33 years, I have represented victims and families of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice has two components. First and foremost, we must prove that the health care provider breached the duty of care ode to the patient. And secondly and of equal importance, we must prove that that breach was the sole and proximate cause of the patient’s injury.
Many times when we review a new case, we find that the health care provider breached the duty of care. But because the patient had one or several health problems that preexisted the act of medical negligence, it is difficult, if not impossible to show that the doctor or hospital’s negligence was the sole cause of the client’s problem.
Here’s what you need to keep in mind. If you suspect that you, a loved one, or a friend has become a victim of medical malpractice, you need to call me right away. Here’s why. There is a one year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. If you fail to take action within the one year period, you will be forever barred from making a claim.
There are a number of ways get around that one year statute of limitations. For example: the one year statute only begins to run when you reasonably know that medical malpractice has occurred and/or the patient/physician relationship has ended. Additionally, the statute may not run if the client did not have the mental capacity with which to bring a case forward.
In birth injury cases, the client has until one year after their 18th birthday in which to bring a claim.
Medical malpractice cases are very, very complicated. That is why you need to call me IMMEDIATELY if you suspect a problem.
Over the last three decades, clients have related to me that they were told by a health care professional that the tragedy that befell them could not have been avoided. And in many of those instances, that simply was not true.
As soon as I get involved, I immediately request all of the medical records. We then sit down with our medical experts and review the charts line by line. You would be shocked to learn that the amount of information contained within those charts was purposefully withheld from the patient.
The injuries resulting from the vast majority of medical malpractice claims are devastating. The financial damages can be astronomical.
My 33 years of experience and substantial financial resources oftentimes make all of the difference in the world in whether a client receives fair and just compensation or no compensation at all.
Getting my client fair compensation so that they may lead as normal of a life as possible is obviously a very important goal. But of equal import, we change policies and protocol so that the tragedy that befell my client will hopefully never happen to anyone ever again.
Medical malpractice is much more prevalent than you might think. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, an estimated 225,000 people died from medical errors. Let me tell you something, if a quarter million people died in the United States last year due to plane crashes, all of the airports would be closed. The ONLY way to effectuate positive change and reduce those obscene statistics is to hold the wrongdoers accountable. I do that by making them pay.