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Medical Malpractice 

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 250,000 patients per year dying due to mistakes by doctors, nurses, midwives, physical therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, and other health care providers, according to a 2016 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Medical malpractice encompasses a wide range of errors, including:

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to detect a disease or condition
  • Surgery mistakes
  • Birth injuries to mothers and infants
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Medical transport errors
  • Improper use of medical equipment

Proving a medical malpractice case requires not only legal experience, but also medical knowledge and the ability to calculate complex financial losses, such as lost future earning capacity and future medical expenses. We have the financial resources to retain top medical and valuation experts, so we can ascertain how and why a medical error occurred, and what the financial harm will be over your lifetime. Because we have been working with these experts for decades, we understand the intricacies of medicine and finance.  Injuries and loss of life cause financial pain.

Our thorough, comprehensive approach to medical malpractice cases maximizes the financial compensation we get for our clients.

We’re Here to Help You

Insurance companies for health care professionals want to save money. They are not on your side. Contact us immediately.

We fight so you’ll receive justice and compensation for your injuries and other losses by holding the health care professionals who are at fault—and their insurers—accountable. Insurers and their adjusters work to minimize payouts and avoid lawsuits. They do not care about your best interests. Contact us to find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit before you speak to an insurer.

We thoroughly evaluate your case quickly.

We’re highly experienced at handling medical malpractice cases and can efficiently review your case, in conjunction with our medical experts, because we understand both the medical and legal issues. If your case is right for us, we’ll proceed with a full evaluation of the facts, medical records, and legal issues, and determine the likelihood of a fair settlement or need to file a lawsuit. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all developments and advise you on the range of possible outcomes so you can make educated decisions.

There may be more than one health care worker who made a mistake.

A mistake isn’t always caused by a single person. Sometimes there’s a breakdown in the system of delivering care, which involves multiple workers and more than one error. We’ll conduct a comprehensive investigation to uncover all causes of your injuries to ensure you receive maximum compensation, which can include compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, future medical care, and pain and suffering

Our personal bond is as important as our legal representation.

Medical malpractice can cause catastrophic injuries and death. We understand the loss and anguish that the victim and family experience. The medical issues and choices can be daunting. Paying for medical and rehabilitation costs, along with living expenses, can overwhelm the family when their breadwinner can no longer work. You are not just given one person to work with―you have an entire team of lawyers, paralegals, and personal injury secretaries. As a team, we coordinate with one another about your case and keep in constant contact with you and your family. Our team helps clients in these emotionally tough times by being accessible, supportive, and genuine. Our sensitivity and compassion make us better lawyers, too.

If a new legal matter arises during your case, we can help.

The firm’s medical malpractice practice is just one of many HRMM&L law practices. Because HRMM&L is a full-service law firm with substantial resources, we’re able to advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.

Other legal problems you may encounter during your medical malpractice case:

  • Wrongful death and catastrophic injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Civil rights abuse and injury
  • Employer discrimination and harassment
  • Slip & fall and dangerous property conditions
  • Product liability, harmful drugs, defective medical devices
$1.1M

Award in a medical malpractice trial.

$800K

Settlement during a medical malpractice trial in Monroe County for a client who was suffering from bone cancer, but misdiagnosed with bone contusion.