Braintree Medical Malpractice Attorney

When medical errors occur, the results can be devastating. According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), it is estimated that medical errors kill over 250,000 patients each year, making medical negligence the third leading cause of death in the U.S., after cancer and heart disease.

That number is not only astonishing but it is extremely frightening. Medical malpractice can occur in any case and may result from:

  • Delays in diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis of serious medical conditions
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication overdoses
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Delays in treatment
  • Preventable infections

The medical malpractice office of Curran & Desharnais, P.C. has helped numerous clients in the Braintree community and throughout the Greater Boston area who have suffered harm as a result of medical negligence.

Contact a Braintree medical malpractice attorney today at 781-277-3262 to discuss your case and to learn what options may be available to you and your family. Our consultation is always FREE and we do not receive any fee unless we are successful in reaching a settlement, or recovering an award on your behalf.

How to Win Your Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice is a complex area of law often requiring the use of multiple medical experts from different medical specialties in order to establish a solid case that will withstand legal challenges from the defense. While there are many factors that may affect the outcome of a case, one of the first steps you should take to increase your chances of success is to hire a skilled medical malpractice attorney who will work aggressively on your behalf to recover the compensation that you and your family deserve. The Braintree medical negligence lawyers at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. know what steps must be taken in order to maximize the potential settlement value of your case and to prepare for a successful outcome either through settlement, mediation, or at trial, if necessary.

Recovering Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Injuries from medical malpractice can be severe and even life-altering. For example, failure to properly treat a patient with a wound or injury may lead to a life-threatening infection requiring extensive medical care and rehabilitation and that is if the patient is lucky and does not develop deadly sepsis. A delay in diagnosis for cancer may drastically reduce a patient’s chances of achieving a favorable medical outcome, or a delay in diagnosing and treating a stroke may lead to a patient’s death. When a doctor or medical provider fails to follow the standards of care that are required for their medical specialty and a patient is harmed as a result, a claim for medical malpractice may be pursued.

While every case presents its own unique set of facts and circumstances that may impact the settlement value of a case, the following is a list of potential damages that may be recovered in any medical malpractice case:

  • Damages for pain & suffering
  • Recovery for past medical expenses
  • Recovery for future medical expenses or procedures
  • Damages for emotional distress
  • Damages for loss of companionship of a loved one
  • Recovery for loss of future earnings or income

The medical negligence office of Curran & Desharanis, P.C. will take immediate steps to begin investigating your case and uncovering potential causes of action for any preventable medical errors that occurred. We go to great lengths to keep our clients informed an involved in the progress of their case and will fight to make sure our clients receive the compensation that they deserve.

Call us today at 781-277-3262 or email Attorney Joseph Curran directly at jkcurran@verizon.net to discuss your claim or set up a convenient time to meet.