Have you been a victim of medical malpractice? How about a family member? If so, you are not the only one in this unenviable position. Every year, thousands of people in the United States are injured or die due to a medical error.
While it is easy to believe that medical malpractice lawsuits are very common, this is not the case. Entirely too many health care professionals and hospitals “get off the hook” despite making a serious mistake that has harmed the health of another. One reason for this is that it is difficult to identify a mistake has occurred if you are not knowledgeable of the medical industry.
Others may feel intimidated going up against the large legal teams that medical providers, and hospitals, often have.
Types of Medical Malpractice
As you will see on this page, there are five common forms of medical malpractice including:
- Failure to diagnose and/or treat a medical condition
- Medication errors made by a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist
- Surgical malpractice
- Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy
- Paramedic negligence
Any type of medical mistake can be troublesome. It can lead the patient to delay treatment, or an error during treatment or surgery can require ongoing medical care. Medical mistakes can be both physically and emotionally painful. Even if it is a family member who experienced the mistake, it can weigh heavily on the family.
Recoverable Costs in a Medical Malpractice Case
With medical mistakes leading to significant medical bills and lost wages, you might wonder what types of costs can be recovered through a malpractice lawsuit. The state allows for the recovery of the following expenses:
- Current and previous medical bills
- Future anticipated medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Physical therapy equipment and costs
- Home health care needs
- Mobility equipment
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
A single medical mistake can lead to a long list of economic and non-economic costs. Some medical malpractice lawsuits are handled with a settlement offer. It can be helpful to calculate the value of your case before receiving an offer. This can help you make an informed decision as to how appropriate the offer is and how much of your costs it will cover.
In addition to assisting you with navigating the legal process, we will also help you with calculating a value for your case. It is important to consider the many ways the medical mistake has not only affected you but also how it is likely to affect you in the future.
Why Work With Us?
We know that you have a lot of lawyers to choose from in the Boston area. For almost 55-years, we have been helping people in the Boston area who were a victim of medical malpractice. With so much experience, it is safe to say we have handled a case similar to yours in the past. There is no denying the fact that medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex and challenging to resolve.
However, this doesn’t mean you should forget about it and hope that your health improves in the future. We can help you better understand your situation, while also protecting your rights. We can help with legal communications, building your case, and even finding expert witnesses to help with your case. Contact us today to recover the costs and expenses related to your injury.