Professionals have certain standards. Not only must physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals uphold a certain standard of care, but also attorneys, accountants, engineers, architects, brokers, and other professionals have a responsibility under the law to perform their work competently. If professionals fail to meet these standards and their clients and/or patients are injured as a result, the victims may pursue professional malpractice lawsuits. At Ellis & Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience in the handling of medical malpractice claims. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Injuries in medical malpractice claims vary widely, ranging from physical injuries to wrongful death. In a medical malpractice claim, the malpractice must be the direct cause of the injury (i.e., a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer may or may not cause additional complications). In addition, it is important to recognize that a bad result, in and of itself, is not the basis for a malpractice suit. A professional that uses reasonable judgment or renders adequate care may still produce a poor outcome for the patient or client.
The law does not require professionals to be held to a standard of perfection. Rather, medical malpractice is based around a deviation from the standard of care, or what is generally defined as a reasonable standard among professionals practicing in the specific area.
Physician Malpractice May Include the Following:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors
- Nursing home injuries
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose cancer
Complex Medical Malpractice Case? You Can Rely on Ellis & Associates.
Medical malpractice cases are often intricate and hotly contested. At Ellis & Associates, we have extensive experience dealing with medical malpractice of all kinds. Our firm has the resources to take on even the most complex litigation against the most powerful opponents. We only represent plaintiffs – never insurance companies or corporate interests.
Our law firm does all malpractice work on contingency, meaning that we do not charge anything unless we secure compensation for our clients. In certain cases, however, we may request partial costs to support an initial expert review.
Consult with Our Malpractice Team Today
Life can change in a moment – don’t be a victim twice. Our malpractice team maintains a client-centered focus, giving personal attention to each case and ensuring we are fully available to our clients. Beginning at the initial consultation, we will carefully research the potential merit of your malpractice case and support you through every step of the legal process. To set up an appointment, please contact us at 800-MR-ELLIS. We look forward to hearing from you.