Turnbull Holcomb has obtained excellent results for its medical malpractice clients, including recent verdicts of $9 million and $5 million. Our lawyers have handled and resolved medical malpractice cases all across the nation, including in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, and Maryland.
Society places tremendous trust in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. Unfortunately, medical professionals often break this trust, leading to catastrophic outcomes for their patients.
According to a study by John Hopkins University, approximately 250,000 people die every year due to medical negligence. This makes medical negligence the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer. More often than not, the negligence was entirely preventable but for the carelessness of the medical professional or institution.
Under the law in most states, the fact that a mistake was made does not necessarily mean malpractice occurred. To prove medical negligence, a person must prove that the medical professional or institution (for example, hospital or clinic) violated the standard of care when treating the patient, causing harm or death to the patient.
Generally, in order to prove that a medical professional violated the standard of care, a patient must prove that the professional violated a generally-accepted set of standards and principles used by the medical professional at-large when treating a specific illness or injury. The patient then must prove that this negligence was a proximate cause of the injury or death.
Because of the complex nature of medicine, it can be difficult to prove that medical negligence actually caused the specific injury or death - to prove this, it often requires collaboration with medical experts and extensive knowledge of medical malpractice law. This is where our firm excels.
There are many types of medical negligence. Our firm primarily handle medical negligence cases involving birth injuries, hospital negligence, emergency room doctor negligence, errors in prescribing and administering medications, anesthesia errors, septic shock, strokes, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and surgical errors.
There are many types of compensation that a victim of medical malpractice can recover. The types vary by state and the type of case, but generally, a victim of malpractice is entitled to recover damages for the following items:
- Pain and suffering;
- Past medical expenses;
- Future medical expenses;
- Mental and emotional anguish;
- Loss of quality of life;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning capacity;
- Wrongful death;
- Grief and sorrow; and,
Our firm has a vast amount of knowledge and experience with medical malpractice cases. If you a question about a potential medical malpractice case, anywhere in the United States, contact our attorneys today at (404) 793-2566.
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