According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind only heart disease and cancer. In 2012 alone, over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts – the equivalent of one payout every 43 minutes.
What is Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviate from the industry recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. In other words, the applicable standard looks at whether the medical provider was negligent in providing care to the patient.
A malpractice claim will exist if the provider’s negligence caused injury to the patient. This does not mean, however, that a bad outcome will always result in a claim of malpractice. Again, only if the provider’s care was outside of what are considered to be reasonable standards of care in the industry.
Due to the massive potential for liability, insurance companies typically want to settle with the injured patient directly, in order to prevent the patient from hiring an experienced personal injury attorney who could substantially increase the settlement value of the claim through their representation. This is where you should contact Bernard M. Tully Attorney at Law.
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Medical Malpractice Claims Are Common in the Following Specialty Areas:
- Infectious Disease
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Pediatric Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
These instances of malpractice have led to the following injuries:
- Birth injuries
- Brain damage
- Cardiac arrest and strokes
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
Why You Need an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
It is common for a healthcare provider to do everything possible to cover up any errors or potential malpractice. In addition, they will have high-powered defense lawyers on their side fighting against potential claims. It is essential that you have experienced attorney Bernard M. Tully working on your behalf to even up the playing field. We will properly investigate your claim, gather necessary evidence, build a strong case and pursue your case all the way to trial if necessary. We have recovered the following types of damages on behalf of our clients.
- Lost Wages
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Future Earning Capacity
- Pain and Suffering
If you have suffered any of the following as a result of medical malpractice contact Bernard M. Tully today to find out how we can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve.