Professionals have certain standards. They must uphold in their work. Not only must physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals uphold a certain standard of care, attorneys, accountants, engineers, architects, brokers, and other professionals also have a responsibility under the law to do competent work.
If professionals failed to meet the standards, and their clients and patients are hurt as a result, professional malpractice lawsuits can result. Injuries can range from physical injury and wrongful death. It Is important to recognize that a bad result, in and of itself, is not the basis for a malpractice suit. A professional might have used reasonable judgment or rendered adequate care and still have a poor outcome for the patient or client.
The law does not require a professional to be held to a standard of perfection; rather, it must be a deviation from his standard of care that is generally defined as a reasonable standard among professionals practicing in the specific area. In addition, any malpractice must be the direct cause of the injury (i.e., a delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer may or may not cause additional complications).
Physician malpractice may include:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors
- Nursing home injuries
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose cancer
Trust Complex Medical Malpractice Cases to Ellis and Associates
Medical malpractice cases are complex and hotly contested. They are generally extremely expensive to pursue. At Ellis and Associates, we have extensive experience dealing with medical malpractice of all kinds. The firm has 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 win clients compensation. In certain cases, 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 maintain a client centered focus, giving their personal attention to each case and remaining fully available to our clients. Beginning at the initial consultation, we will carefully research the potential merit of your malpractice case.
Contact us at 1 800 Mr. Ellis or set up an appointment at our Worcester Massachusetts office located at 8 Norwich Street.