Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Medical Malpractice LawsuitsInjuries caused by medical malpractice are among the most demoralizing personal injury claims. You trust the doctor, surgeon, nurse or general hospital staff to make the right diagnoses and take the best courses of action for treatment to prevent further injury and help you get well.

But doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are often hurried and stressed, and may render diagnoses or choose treatments that are not appropriate for your illness or condition. Regardless of the choices they make, they cannot disregard your care or your best interests. When they betray your trust and the result is injury or disability, you may be at a loss as to how to deal with it.

The best course of action is to call an attorney experienced in medical malpractice. Working with an experienced advocate against medical negligence can mean the difference between a successful lawsuit and failure. As a highly-experienced medical malpractice attorney, I know that all medical professionals are held to high standards of care. When those standards are neglected or ignored altogether, I will be your advocate in pursuing maximum compensation.

In recent years, Massachusetts health care laws have outlined very specific requirements, called “presentment requirements,” that individuals must follow if they wish to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against a treating physician or health care facility. I stay current with all relevant medical malpractice laws that could affect my clients’ cases, and I take quick, informed action to ensure my clients are not pushed aside because they have failed to meet these requirements.

I immediately start by investigating the facts, reviewing medical records, and taking a close look at the care history of the physician, health care worker, or hospital in question.

My medical malpractice experience includes:

  • Medical mistakes
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose heart attack
  • Surgical errors
  • Test follow-up errors
  • Inadequate staffing
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injury
  • Skin cancer/melanoma
  • Lung cancer/mesothelioma
  • Pharmaceutical/medication mistakes
  • Medication overdose
  • Mental retardation
  • Labor and delivery problems
  • Pitocin issues
  • Premature birth
  • Cancer diagnosis issues
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer/Ovarian cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Misuse of Coumadin
  • Nursing home negligence and abuse
  • Nursing home falls

If you or a loved one appear to have been wrongfully diagnosed and/or treated, you or they may be a good candidate for a medical malpractice lawsuit. To find out, contact me at 508-843-7678 for a FREE initial consultation. I’m happy to make home or hospital visits if necessary. I take calls at any time of the day or night, and all communications — whether by phone, letter, or e-mail — will be returned within 24 hours. That’s a promise.