Injury and death resulting from medical errors is a national epidemic. (Medical News Today (2004)). The annual toll associated with medical errors is reportedly in the range of 98,000 deaths per year. (Journal of American Medical Association (1999)). Medicine errors alone injure 1.5 million people annually. (National Academy of Science (2006)).
Medical negligence claims require the understanding of complex medical issues. Claims against health care providers are among the most difficult and expensive cases we undertake. The plaintiff has to prove, through medical experts, that there was a violation of the standard of care owed the patient by the provider. The plaintiff also has to prove that a cause of the harm to the patient was the provider’s deviation from the standard of care. Both propositions must be established by expert testimony from health care witnesses of the same or similar specialty as the provider. This of course means that success in this area of the law is dependent upon the lawyer’s ability to consult with the appropriate experts.
Over the years, we have developed relationships with many medical experts in a vast number of specialty fields. In other words, we know where to go to obtain the best team to prosecute your case.