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Medical Malpractice

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 carry 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 attorney to vigorously represent you in your fight against those powerful insurance companies. The lawyers at Azrael Franz 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.

Recoverable Damages

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/loss to the marital relationship

What types of Medical Malpractice Cases Do We Handle?

Azrael Franz and our co-counsel, handle a variety of types 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, along with our co-counsel where appropriate, we have handle these types of cases, among others:

  • Wrongful death
  • Birth injury
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Injuries
  • Amputation
  • 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
  • Infection/Sepsis/SIRS
  • Emergency room errors
  • Negligence by urgent care facilities

 

If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact the lawyers at Azrael Franz to discuss your case.