Quincy Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical negligence is a major problem in the U.S., and is estimated to cause over 250,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. As published in a May 3, 2016 story in the Washington Times, medical errors are now the third leading cause of the death in the U.S., just behind cancer and heart disease.
That number is both shocking and extremely frightening. Medical errors can happen in any case and may result from:
- Delays in diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Delays in providing treatment
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Medication overdoses
According to a separate report published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers discovered that just seven (7) procedures made up approximately 80 percent of all deaths, serious complications and inpatient costs related to emergency surgeries. These procedures included:
- Removing part of the colon
- Small bowel resection
- Removal of the gallbladder
- Surgeries related to peptic ulcers
- Removal of abdominal adhesions
- And other operations to open the abdomen
The MA medical malpractice lawyers at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. have helped numerous clients in the Quincy community and throughout the Boston area who have suffered harm as a result of medical negligence.
Contact a Quincy medical malpractice attorney today at 781-277-3262 to discuss your case in a confidential setting and 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 recovering a settlement, or an award on your behalf.Winning Your Medical Malpractice Case.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of law and typically requires the use of multiple medical experts from different medical fields in order to help establish a solid case that will withstand legal challenges from defense counsel. Although there are many different factors that may affect the outcome of a case, one of the first steps you can take to increase your chances of success is to hire a skilled medical malpractice attorney who will fight on your behalf to recover the compensation that you and your family deserve.
The Quincy medical negligence lawyers at Curran & Desharnais, P.C. will begin working on your case immediately to maximize the potential settlement value of your case and to position your case for the best possible outcome either through settlement, mediation, or at trial, if necessary.What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Injuries from a medical error can be severe and even life-altering. There are many ways in which medical negligence can lead to serious and life-changing injuries. For example, when an anesthesiologist fails to properly monitor a patient, or administers too much anesthesia, serious complications can occur including respiratory distress and even death. Failures to order certain testing may lead to harmful delays in treatment that may compromise a patient’s a chances of a successful recovery. 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 has its own unique set of facts and circumstances that may determine 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your claim or set up a convenient time to meet.