According to a 1999 medical malpractice report issued by the Institute of Medicine, as many as 98,000 Americans die each year due to preventable medical errors; more deaths than from car accidents, breast cancer or AIDS combined.
Medical Malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to act reasonably based upon what would have been expected from similar health care providers under the same circumstances. Some examples of medical malpractice include failing to timely diagnose a serious condition, improperly performing surgery, failing to properly monitor a patient's condition, prescribing or giving the wrong or incorrect amount of medication, and either failing to or incorrectly interpreting the results of diagnostic tests. If you suspect that you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is critical that you consult an attorney with specialized experience in medical malpractice law.
Medical malpractice is a highly complex area of the law. Medical Malpractice attorneys must have legal expertise combined with a great deal of medical knowledge.
Unlike most firms, the attorneys at McCarthy | Kelly LLP offer our clients the services of highly qualified, experienced medical malpractice attorneys that are very familiar with critical medical issues. This is the most important distinction that you can make in selecting an attorney or law firm to represent you in a medical malpractice case.
A unique aspect of medical malpractice is that the victim often has no idea that it has occurred. As an example, when our attorneys review past medical records of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer, we frequently find that there were signs and symptoms and sometimes even x-ray findings or other diagnostic studies, that should have lead to the diagnosis of cancer at a much earlier date when it could have been more successfully treated. If you or a loved one suffers an unexpected, serious complication or an unexpected diagnosis is made while under medical care, please call us. Our attorneys would be more than happy to provide you with an opinion as to whether or not an investigation of medical malpractice should be conducted.
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