Every year, an estimated 98,000 patients die due to medical malpractice, with an untold number more injured through no fault of their own. Medical malpractice can include many different scenarios, such as:
- Birth trauma, cerebral palsy, brain injury or Erbs palsy;
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer;
- Failure to properly treat patients in the emergency room;
- Surgical errors;
- Failure to refer to the right specialists;
- Medication errors;
- Nursing errors; and
- Wrongful death.
People trust doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to use their expertise to provide reasonable care and effective treatment to their patients. However, despite their best intentions, even doctors unfortunately sometimes make mistakes. Some of these mistakes relate to something a provider has done improperly, like severing an artery or damaging an organ during surgery. Others relate to something a provider has failed to do such as failing to provide a needed test, or to properly diagnose an illness. Regardless of what the mistake is, if the mistake is the result of negligence and leads to injury, patients should seek an experienced lawyer to evaluate their case.
Our specialty areas within the medical malpractice field include brain and spinal cord injuries, misdiagnosis of serious illnesses, including cancer and diabetes, over-prescription, undertreatment, and numerous other instances of a medical professional’s failure to provide proper medical care until it was too late. GLG has also handled numerous cases involving a mental health professional’s failure to properly identify and diagnose a patient’s suicidal ideation or thought, and where the patient has gone on to kill him or herself. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in medical malpractice cases.
GLG’s lawyers have a proven track record for representing clients who have been seriously hurt by the negligence of health care providers: doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacists and others. If you think you have a claim based on negligent or improper medical care we would be happy to have one of our attorneys discuss the case with you at no charge.