Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient (American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys). Examples of medical malpractice are misreading or ignoring laboratory results, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, surgical errors, wrong site surgery, improper medication, improper dosage of medication, premature discharge, failure to order proper testing, and failure to recognize symptoms.
We are very selective in the cases we take. Even more so with medical malpractice cases. Patients can have a good doctor and still get a bad result. A bad result can occur without negligence. In evaluating a medical malpractice case we primarily are looking at three things. First, did the doctor run a medical red-light, i.e. was the doctor negligent and was the treatment he provided below the standard of care. Second, was there a serious injury. Third, is there going to be any permanent long-term harm and/or long-term economic damages. With medical malpractice cases we have a network of several lawyers who we occasionally work with, and/or refer cases to.