Everyone makes mistakes, right? When people are harmed due to medical negligence, there are difficult decisions to make.
- Is someone to blame, or was the surgery risky by nature?
- I like my doctor. Do I really want to sue?
- Was it the fault of the pharmacist, nurse, or doctor?
- Would a jury even consider making a hospital pay me compensation?
Although not every bad outcome is a matter of medical malpractice, medical professionals are held to a certain standard. What would other doctors have done under these circumstances?
A wide variety of parties may be subject to liability for carelessness or negligence: doctors, nurses, pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, medical testing facilities, nursing homes, and other medical professionals. Tell us about your case and we can help determine who may have "dropped the ball."
e think of surgical errors such as leaving a foreign object like a sponge or tool in the body after a surgical procedure. But other errors include:
- Improper medication
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Prescription drug error
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- A hospital's staffing error
- Failure to order necessary tests
The hospital or doctor or their attorney will almost certainly deny that any negligence took place, and some will even try to hide the facts. The basic fact is: you expected to be healed and you ended up worse off, or with additional problems.
Contact us for a confidential, no-cost consultation. The Gartner Law Firm is highly qualified to handle medical malpractice cases. Attorney Richard A. Gartner has been honored with:
- Being AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system
- Serving as president of the St. Charles County Bar Association
- Being selected for inclusion in Who's Who of American Lawyers
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