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Medical Malpractice

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Medical professionals have an important responsibility to uphold the highest levels of care. This includes physicians, nurses, and all hospital personnel.

When those standards are not met, injuries often times are the ultimate result. In these cases, someone must be held accountable. When an injury is caused by negligence or carelessness, this is known in the legal community as medical malpractice.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice anywhere in the tri-state area, we can vigorously fight for a fair and just compensation award on your behalf. This will include monies to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, legal bills, and many other expenses.

The attorneys at Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft have won more than $375 million in awards and settlements for medical malpractice victims and their families since 1998.

We know how to interact with the medical community and the insurance companies that represent them. There is nothing we will not to do achieve maximum compensation for our clients.

No Recovery, No Fee

Because of the expensive and complicated nature of medical malpractice lawsuits, we take these cases on a very limited basis and always on a contigency basis. This means that you will never have to lay out any money for our work.

We receive no compensation if you are not paid. Our staff will receive a small percentage of your final payout.

The expression "medical malpractice" refers to any situation in which a professional provider of care furnishes that set of services in a manner that does not meet an expected standard of care.

Another word of caution. Many people, perhaps excited by the prospect of a large payout, believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice when, in reality, they have not.

Our firm has vast experience in a wide range of medical malpractice areas. Included are:

  • Birth injuries and other issues regarding children;
  • Doctors negligence;
  • Nurses negligence;
  • Surgical errors;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • Hospital injuries.

No one rendering care can be expected to be perfect. The law stipulates solely that medical services cannot be provided in a way that falls short of those rendered by a reasonable person acting under the same set of facts.

An easy example would be that of an emergency room surgeon operating on the wrong extremity of a patient. That same physician would most likely not be held accountable of malpractice for misdiagnosing an ailment that results in the same symptoms as the correct illness.

What To Know

Some bits of information to remember if you feel you are the victim of medical malpractice. As with any personal injury matter, the two most important things to bear in mind are retaining counsel immediately and never disclosing to anyone involved in the incident that you are contemplating a lawsuit.

Medical professionals have been known to mask their negligence, destroy charts, and alter records if they suspect litigation is imminent.

Medical malpractice can have lifelong effects on a care provider and even cripple them financially. They therefore will do everything possible to make your pursuit of holding them accountable as difficult as possible. Naturally, this is unethical and illegal; but it is done every day.

Experience Matters

The law office of Simon Bennett Robbins Oppenheim & Taft knows all of the proper techniques for pursuing a claim against insurance companies.

We can quickly and effectively determine whether you have a case and move forward swiftly on your behalf.