Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Each state establishes systems by which a medical board certifies medical practitioners to practice in an effort to prevent careless, negligent, and unskilled medical practitioners from harming the health and lives of their innocent patients. Medical malpractice must be proven by expert testimony. Accomplished professionals in the same medical field as the negligent doctor must be willing to testify that the performance of the defendant fell below acceptable standards. Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban can help you work through the difficult issues presented by a medical malpractice case.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that people grow ill, and not everyone recovers. The lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban believe that we owe it to our clients to have potential claims reviewed by experts who are both impartial and highly qualified. We ask the best experts from around the nation to tell us how a tragic outcome was related to medical negligence.
Many states have enacted tort reforms in recent years to limit the amount an injured party can recover for particular types of injuries. Most of these laws have set limits on noneconomic damages, monetary compensation for intangible losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium and emotional distress.
A few years ago, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reported that medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. They weren’t just talking about accidental deaths, either: they wanted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to list medical errors as the third cause overall, trailing only heart disease and cancer. The hard truth is that mistakes among healthcare providers occur all the time, injuring patients and causing unnecessary suffering and monetary losses.
The most common mistakes include:
If you have been the victim of a healthcare provider’s negligence, it’s time to assert your rights and seek the full compensation you deserve.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban will fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Call us today at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. For your convenience, we have offices throughout North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia and can come to you if your injuries prevent you from visiting us.
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