Skilled Legal Advocacy In Complex Medical Malpractice Cases
Not every attorney has the skills, resources and temperament to be successful in medical malpractice litigation. This subset of personal injury law is often very complex. It may require months of research, collection and organization of stacks of medical records, coordination with medical experts, and an ability to explain difficult concepts to jurors in a way that makes them understandable to those outside the medical community.
For lawyers who take medical malpractice cases, the subject is often a major focus of their practice. That is certainly true for me and my firm, Marshall Law, P.C. It can be especially devastating to be injured while in the care of a medical professional, and I am proud to help patients seek compensation after physicians and hospitals have violated their trust and jeopardized their health.
Taking On A Wide Range Of Injuries, Including Fatal Ones
There are seemingly endless ways that one can be injured in a medical setting. Here are some of the most common:
Surgery errors: Operating on the wrong body part, leaving sponges and equipment inside the body, perforating or otherwise causing damage to internal organs, etc.
Medication and dosing errors: Giving the wrong medication or dosage, failing to notice/prevent dangerous drug interactions, not accounting for patient allergies, failing to warn of side effects, etc.
Diagnostic errors: Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, failure to correctly detect and respond to a heart attack or stroke, etc.
Birth injuries: Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, fetal distress caused by delayed caesarian section, injuries caused by forceps and other medical devices, etc.
Emergency room errors: Failure to take accurate patient history, failure to diagnose, premature discharge, misdiagnosis of stroke or heart attack, failure to order appropriate tests
Any of the problems above can be fatal if severe enough. In such cases, my firm can help you pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one.
What It Takes To Prove Malpractice
Not every poor medical outcome is due to malpractice. Sometimes problems occur even when physicians do everything right. In order to prove malpractice, you must show that the medical professional or hospital was negligent and failed to provide the standard of care that other medical professionals would have provided under substantially similar circumstances. Then, you’ll need to show that your negative medical outcome was a result of that negligence or failure.
Medical malpractice cases often require testimony from expert witnesses, typically other medical professionals with the same specialty as the defendant. I have cultivated longstanding relationships with a broad range of medical experts that I can call upon to testify on behalf of my clients.
Contact Me To Discuss Your Legal Options For Free
Marshall Law, P.C., is based in Albuquerque and serves clients throughout the area. If you believe you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, contact my office to discuss your concerns and receive honest, straightforward feedback about the viability of your case. Initial consultations are free and you pay no legal fees unless I help you recover money. Call me at 505-357-0007 or send me an email.