Health care professionals, physicians and nurses, spend a great deal of time learning how to properly treat illness and disease. As a group, they are dedicated to easing the sicknesses and sufferings that persist in today’s society. While these professionals have access to tests and drugs that are more advanced than ever before, insurance companies continue to be motivated their own bottom line as opposed to the best interests of the sick and ailing. As a result of the ever increasing pressure placed on health care professionals by insurers to operate highly efficient offices, time spent with and caring for patients has declined and mistakes are made with devastating consequences.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 98,000 Americans die from “medical mistakes” each year. Statistics indicate that, that for every medical error reported, over 50 go unreported. The consumer rights group Public Citizen estimates that each year, 1.3 million medical injuries are caused by negligence, and that more than two-thirds of these injuries are preventable.
Our firm has handled numerous medical malpractice cases based on a large variety of medical issues including:
- Surgical Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Neurological injuries (Paraplegia and Quadriplegia)
- Cardiac Injuries
- Emergency Medicine Errors
- Failure to Diagnose (Improper Diagnosis)
- Hospital & Nursing Errors
- Prescription Drug Errors
If you have been the victim of a preventable, unjustifiable medical error, you may have legal rights to protect and need representation from a law firm with the experience to properly evaluate, manage, and litigate your case. Medical malpractice litigation is extremely complicated and controlled by stringent laws addressing who can be sued as well the amount of time an injured individual has to file a lawsuit after they have been injured. Contact us online or call us toll free at 1-866-252-3535.
- National Academy of Sciences
- National Institutes of Health
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- American Medical Association
- Journal of the American Med. Association
- Alabama Board of Medical Examiners/Licensure
- Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure
- Georgia Board of Medical Examiners
- Tennessee Department of Heath