Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the Nation. Studies from Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that 10% of all US fatalities result from healthcare mistakes. Currently, medical errors are an under-recognized cause of death. The national statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not classify medical errors separately on death certificates.
Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., Boston medical malpractice attorneys have helped numerous families who have suffered harm from a healthcare professional’s careless act. If you or a loved one believes their injuries have been caused by medical negligence, call our esteemed personal injury lawyers today. We have the experience and expertise to handle complex malpractice claims so you and your family can receive the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice cases are one of the most challenging types of personal injury claims. Healthcare professionals are responsible for providing patients a “duty of care,” or an obligation to use care toward others that an ordinarily reasonable and prudent person would exercise to protect them from unnecessary risk of harm. However, proving that a physician acted against what is considered normal and standard practice can be difficult.
Four elements make up medical negligence;
The success of a medical malpractice claim relies heavily on an attorney’s medical knowledge and ability to litigate complex matters.
Physicians are afforded a certain amount of latitude in medical decisions due to their expertise. A significant “gray area” exists between what is considered normal and standard practice for a medical professional and what is inappropriate or negligent.
Suppose during a difficult labor and delivery an umbilical cord becomes wrapped around an infant’s neck, causing brain damage due to prolonged oxygen deprivation. The “gray area” exists in the steps in which a physician has the opportunity to avoid the damage.
For example, your Boston medical malpractice lawyer will need to show;
Medical malpractice can come in many forms. The most common types include;
Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. have extensive experience handling complex medical cases. Our Boston medical malpractice attorneys understand the challenges of medical negligence and are prepared with a team of medical experts and other industry resources to secure the compensation you deserve, including;