Errors made by healthcare providers can have a tremendous impact on a patient’s life, often causing substantial pain and suffering, permanent disabilities, and even death. Luckily, healthcare providers carrier significant insurance policies to pay for their mistakes and to compensate patients and their families. In order to obtain compensation for injuries sustained as a result of medical malpractice, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney to represent you in your fight against those powerful insurance companies. The lawyers at Elville & Associates, P.C. can help you through this complicated process and will fight for the compensation and justice that you deserve.
DEFINITION OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider “breaches the standard of care”, which is essentially negligence for doctors. The “standard of care” is what a reasonably competent healthcare provider, with similar training and experience, would do under the same or similar circumstances. When a healthcare care provider breaches the “standard of care,” and that negligence results in injury, a potential medical malpractice claim exists.
Injuries that result from medical malpractice can give rise to a variety of recoverable damages, including:
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past medical expenses
- Past lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Future lost wages
- Loss of ability to perform household duties
- Loss of consortium
WHAT TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES DO YOU HANDLE?
Elville and Associates, P.C., and the firms it works with, handle a variety of medical malpractice cases. We will investigate any case where a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care professional breached the standards of care and that negligence caused an injury.
While there are various scenarios in which a possible medical malpractice cases may arise, with our referral partners, we have handled these types of cases, among others:
- Wrongful death
- Birth injury [insert link to other tab]
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Nursing Home Abuse/Injuries
- Injuries to internal organs, such as kidney damage
- Gentamicin Toxicity
- Stroke/transient ischemic attack/tPA
- Misdiagnosis/incorrect diagnosis/failure to diagnose, including cancer
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Negligence by urgent care facilities