A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University indicates that medical errors are actually the third-leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease. The team reports that what is really an epidemic of injuries created by the healthcare system and by individual doctors has been overlooked for decades because the Centers for Disease Control has based its statistics on billing codes – and, unsurprisingly, there are no billing codes for medical errors.
We believe most doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are tremendously hard-working, diligent, knowledgeable professionals, and we are grateful they are around when we need them. However, even hard-working professionals can make mistakes, and when a doctor or nurse makes a mistake – performing the wrong procedure or the right procedure the wrong way or in the wrong location, administering the wrong medicine or the right medicine at the wrong dose, forgetting or neglecting to provide certain care to a patient, or simply providing care of substandard quality or competence – the consequences can be devastating. Moreover, there are systemic problems in the healthcare system that can lead to patient injuries, and even death, despite the best efforts of the best doctors and nurses.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by medical malpractice, you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, resultant medical expenses, future medical care, any persistent injury, and your lost income. The attorneys at the Crosson Law Group, LLC are here to help you during this challenging time.
I Was Injured by Medical Malpractice: What Can I Do?
Medical negligence, or medical malpractice, occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional, or an institution like a hospital, fails to live up to the standard of care of his profession, causing injury to a patient. The term “standard of care” means that level of judgment, type of care, and degree of competence that a reasonably skilled and competent professional in the same field or specialty would provide under the same circumstances. Not every bad outcome in a healthcare context is medical malpractice. Indeed, most people who seek a doctor’s care do so because they already have some kind of a health problem or are facing a medical emergency, and the law does not hold a doctor responsible merely because the patient has a bad result.
However, when the bad result occurs because the doctor did something that should not have been done, or failed to do something that should have been done, or simply did a bad job on a procedure, that can be malpractice and can give rise to a claim for damages. If that has happened to you or to a loved one, call the Crosson Law Group so we can help evaluate your case and help you decide what to do about it.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be difficult and expensive. Statistically, few medical malpractice verdicts favor the plaintiff. As a result, we are very selective about the cases we accept. If we do accept your case, we will do everything we can to get you the maximum recovery. We will find and engage the doctors and nurses we need to prove your case and to explain the amount of damages you have suffered to a jury. We will prepare your case for a jury trial as early as possible, both so we will be prepared for trial well in advance and to maximize the chance of getting you a favorable settlement. If need be, we will involve economists, life-care planners, and other experts to establish the impact the malpractice will have on you and your family through the rest of your life.
Whether or not we are able to take on your case, though, we can always help you evaluate your options and plan your next steps, and will use our extensive network of lawyers and other professionals to help you get the help you need. We understand the trauma and difficulty you and your family are facing when you are dealing with the aftermath of a medical error, and we want to help. Call us and let us help you.
Looking for a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
When you have been seriously injured by medical negligence, the Crosson Law Group, LLC can assist you in getting you to the best outcome. Our firm of medical malpractice lawyers offers compassionate and caring counsel to injury victims and their families. It can be challenging to live with pain caused by a medical error. It can be even more difficult to try to heal alone. You may have lost wages due to time away from work or be facing more high medical expenses to deal with the injuries caused by prior treatment. The law affords you and your loved ones important protections if you’ve been injured by a healthcare provider’s negligence. If you’re looking for an attorney, the Crosson Law Group, LLC is here for you. Medical malpractice cases are time-limited and very difficult to handle on your own. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.