Medical malpractice cases arise when a medical professional, including nurse, physician, surgeon, or healthcare manager, breaches a duty owed to a patient. This can include the duty to use reasonable care, or the duty to follow basic minimum standards.
Damages and Insurance
Nearly every medical malpractice case is one that is covered under a medical malpractice insurance policy. Typically, we expect that the policy limits will exceed the measure of damages sustained by our client. This means that our clients can expect a quicker recovery after we obtain a judgment or settlement. One of our first responsibilities as your attorney is to seek all medical records and present those records to a medical expert. That expert will tell us whether you have a good case, which will allow us to estimate the value of your case.
Types of Malpractice
Every medical professional owes a duty of reasonable care to his or her patients. When reckless or harmful conduct arises, suits have been filed against audiologists, allergists, andrologists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dentists, dermatologists, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, family practicians, gastroenterologists, gynecologists, hematologists, hepatologists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, internal medicine specialists, internists, medical geneticists, microbiologists, neonatologists, nephrologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, obstetricians, oncologists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, ENT specialists, perinatologists, paleopathologists, parasitologists, pathologists, pediatricians, physiologists, physiatrists, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, psychiatrists, pulmonologists, radiologists, rheumatologsists, surgeons, urologists, emergency doctors, and even veterinarians.
If you have a question relating to a possible or pending medical malpractice case, please send a direct message or call our office at (314) 725-4400. For more information on some of our recent cases, please visit our news page. We also have an FAQ relating to personal injury, class action, and other issues.