You don't plan for injury or death at the hands of people responsible for your healthcare and medical treatment. When medical professionals are careless, they can cause severe bodily harm and even death. As someone who has entrusted your wellbeing to a medical professional, you deserve care that at least meets accepted medical standards. If you or one of your family members has been the victim of medical negligence, please contact The Maurer Law Firm at (845) 896-5295 for a free case evaluation with our experienced Poughkeepsie and Fishkill medical malpractice lawyer.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice can involve many scenarios in which a medical professional is careless. Some of the most common types of claims are:
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attacks
- Medication errors
- Emergency room errors
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Hospital errors
At our law firm, attorney Ira Maurer works closely with medical experts to examine the circumstances related to your injury. He will document the ways the medical negligence has impacted your life physically, financially and in all other ways. In a medical malpractice case, compensation damages may be awarded for things including costs of past, current and future medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Health care professionals have a legal and ethical responsibility to perform their duties with the applicable "standard of care" in the community in which they practice medicine. Most of the time, they do so with skill and dedication. But when a doctor, nurse or dentist does make a mistake, the results can be catastrophic and life altering, such as:
- Brain injury, birth injury, and all other physical injuries
- Worsened medical condition
- Undiagnosed terminal disease
More often than not, a medical mistake is just that – a mistake that has arisen even though the medical professionals did everything they could to provide proper care. Not every negative medical outcome is reason to accuse a medical professional or hospital of negligence. Only through careful investigation by medical experts can it be determined if malpractice did indeed occur. At our law firm, Ira Maurer works to determine what in fact really took place and if the treatment provided failed in the legal sense to meet the standard of care. Mr. Maurer has the experience, resources and determination to fight aggressively for the best possible outcome to your case.
If you have been injured because of a medical mistake, or if a loved one was hurt or died as a result of medical negligence, please contact The Maurer Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with experienced Poughkeepsie and Fishkill medical malpractice lawyer Ira M. Maurer.