We are blessed in the U.S. with probably the finest medical system in the world. Day in and day out, dedicated medical professionals carefully perform their duties on behalf of us all. But with any “system,” medical mistakes can happen. Many of these medical errors are entirely preventable, such as violations of patient safety rules and practices, medication errors, surgeries gone horribly wrong, or a misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition. Frequently, communication errors amongst medical providers can contribute to a medical error as well. And somtimes otherwise competent physicians become hurried and either fail to appreciate potential complications or cut corners in what they consider at the time to be a "routine" procedure.
When these mistakes occur, they can be devastating to a family. Many times they are left with asking what went wrong, and why they aren't given a satisfactory answer. And some are even denied access to crucial medical information as to how the mistake occurred. Many times a family is delayed access to medical records, and, sometimes, critical information has been omitted from the records--or worse yet--destroyed.
We have investigated and successfully litigated medical negligence cases for over twenty years. From reviewing records, to accessing medical research and medical experts, to trying cases to juries, we have the expertise to advise you as to whether there is a case worth pursuing that justifies the considerable time and expense necessary to prosecute these claims.
We also pride ourselves on the ability to screen out potential medical malpractice cases where we believe that no malpractice occurred, or may be difficult to prove. We believe that we owe this to both the client and the medical profession, and it is an obligation we do not take lightly. Many times we have told clients that there is not a case worthy of a time consuming and expensive lawsuit, and we have often been told that that decision has brought clients peace of mind, so they can close a very important chapter in the grieving process.