Medical negligence accounts for a staggering number of injuries and deaths in the United States each year. Medical negligence can be seen in a variety of forms, such as brain damage resulting from a failure to administer anesthesia properly, to surgical mishaps, to a failure to timely and properly diagnosis a condition (for information, click on one of these links). Regardless of the negligence involved, the results can be devastating and life-changing for the person involved and their loved ones.
When medical negligence occurs, doctors may blame the cause of the injury on some factor other than the medical negligence. Doctors have huge financial incentives to avoid paying for the damages they’ve caused; they also have professional reasons to try to keep their record clean. When medical negligence occurs, we seek to hold those accountable for the injuries sustained.
In the case of medical negligence claims, we have the experience through working with medical experts to be able to determine whether substandard medical practices likely caused injury. Our founding attorney John Flemming has represented those injured by medical negligence for more than 30 years, and has dedicated his legal career toward helping those injured and their families obtain the recovery that they deserve.
Representative cases that our firm handles include wrongful death and disabling injury due to the following:
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress in obstetrical cases resulting in brain damage, death or other birth trauma;
- Mismanagement of labor and delivery with resulting birth trauma to baby and/or mother;
- Failure to diagnose conditions such as heart disease, pulmonary emboli and infectious processes resulting in stroke, brain damage or death;
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, colon cancer, and stomach cancer;
- Negligent administration and monitoring of patients under anesthesia in obstetrical, day surgery and neurosurgery cases;
- Surgical negligence in performance of procedures such as laparoscopies, cardiac catheritizations, hernia operations, gall bladder operations, gastric bypass surgery, microendoscopic disk surgery and sinus surgery;
- Orthopedic malpractice, including failures to diagnose or properly repair arm and leg fractures; and
- Negligent prescription in administering of medications, including psychiatric medications.
For more information about your matter, please give us a call. The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation to use our services. There is also no fee unless we recover for you.