Medical malpractice happens in doctors’ offices, nursing homes, at the pharmacy, and on the operating table. Either willfully or because of their negligence these caregivers sometimes violate standards of care and cause injuries to a patient victim. This includes things like misdiagnosis, under- or over-treating a condition or injury, prescribing a known defective or dangerous medication, or staph infections that occur during an office visit or hospital stay.
Despite the fact that medical care is designed for healing, an estimated 100,000 Americans die every year as the result of preventable medical errors. Medical malpractice is a highly technical area of law, and defendants usually have ample resources to vigorously defend victims’ claims against them. Moreover, medical malpractice liability insurance companies rarely pay settlements for even obvious negligence unless they know the victim’s lawyers are prepared to go to trial.
The attorneys at Bowen Painter Manly Shipley Trial Lawyers have more than twenty years of experience in medical malpractice litigation, and we have secured multi-millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for our medical malpractice clients over the years.
Preparing for a medical malpractice case requires obtaining medical records and reviewing them extensively with relevant experts, which can take a lot of time. We suggest contacting us as soon as possible so we can begin exploring your case.