Health care professionals have a legal duty to treat patients with the highest standards of care. When those standards of care are violated serious injury or death to patients can occur. Medical errors take place all too frequently. It is devastating for patients and their families when they leave medical treatment worse off than before they even sought treatment. Often patients and their families are saddled with burdensome medical bills, along with an inability to go back to work. When this happens, we can help.
The lawyers at CVDL have decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice and their families. Whether in rural counties or large metropolitan areas, we have stood up for victims, sought justice, and demanded compensation for our clients.
We regularly represent patients and their families in cases such as the following:
Medical errors or pharmaceutical errors: Whether due to understaffing at the pharmacy, poor hand writing from the physician or otherwise, medication errors happen regularly. Getting the wrong medication may lead to terrible outcomes for patients.
Surgical Errors: A surgeon operating on the wrong body part is not something you just hear about or see on television. These errors, sometimes called “wrong site surgeries” actually happen more than you think – and our lawyers have handled many of those cases. Other mistakes can occur in the operating room such as fires, falls off operating room tables, or infections.
Hospital or Physician Negligence: In an effort to maximize profits, some hospitals and physicians pack as many patients into their schedule as possible. This often leads to patients being rushed through, in and out of their appointment, and can lead to poor health care and medical negligence. Hospitals often hire cheaper and less skilled labor to do most patient care tasks and these undertrained staff members simply are not as able to properly care for patients – leading to a host of bad patient outcomes.
Nursing Malpractice: We frequently have nursing malpractice in cases where a LPN or CNA performs services that are more properly left for RNs. Nurses often are the ones who actually provide most of the “hands on” medical care in our health care system. When they are not careful, patients are dropped, receive the wrong medicine or are otherwise neglected.
Birth Injuries: Newborn children are not able to help themselves and parents rely on the training and skill of the healthcare team to safely deliver their child. We have handled cases where, sadly, tests were not properly performed in utero, or medications were not properly given, or the birthing process was mismanaged, resulting in life long injuries to the child.
Attorneys at CVDL are experienced and skilled in handling medical malpractice cases. We will listen to you. We take the time to get to know our clients and fully understand the impact the medical negligence had on their lives – and their family. We will explain the entire process involved in medical malpractice cases. Put our trusted team of medical malpractice attorneys to work for you.