Each and every day medical malpractice will affect hundreds of thousands of people’s lives. Even worse, 10,000 of those cases are avoidable. These cases often involve complex science and medicine, misdiagnoses, and sometimes, blatant error. Operating on the wrong limb? That actually does happen. Leaving a surgical sponge in a patient’s abdomen? We have seen that, too. Sometimes hospitals are overworked and understaffed, and we understand that. But, we don’t think you should have to pay for their mistakes. You shouldn’t have to suffer from their lack of preparation.
The legal team at Freiwald law works tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have years of experience fighting for the victims of medical malpractice to make sure they get a settlement or jury verdict that adequately compensates for your needs and your losses. We know every law firm you talk to will tell you the same thing, but we’re different. We know that money isn’t always everything. Sometimes forcing the hospital or doctor to acknowledge the error and to apologize is important. Sometimes ensuring the caregivers responsible receive the proper training to ensure this never happens again is worth pressing for as part of a settlement. We are committed to doing well (getting you the best settlement or verdict possible) but also to doing good (making a difference whenever possible).
So many of our clients come to us out of concern for what they went through, but also very dedicated to doing something about it so that others are not harmed or subjected to the risk of a devastating outcome in a hospital or doctor’s office.
If medical malpractice has caused you serious harm and believe you have a case, contact us for a free consultation.
Malpractice is really another word for negligence, the legal term for carelessness. So, medical malpractice is the failure to follow accepted standards of care. For a surgeon, this might mean committing an error during an operation that causes a devastating complication. For a nurse, it might mean administering the wrong dose of a medication.
Any healthcare provider who takes responsibility for the care of a patient can be responsible for a medical error. This includes physicians, yes, but also nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and even administrators.