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Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

Before filing a lawsuit, you should be as informed as possible. With over five decades of experience in personal injury matters such as medical malpractice, the law firm of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman is an established fixture in the Boston area. Our medical malpractice lawyers, based in Malden, Massachusetts, understand your concerns. We will work to help you understand the important aspects of your case so you can make the right decisions.

What is medical malpractice?

When a health care provider gives care that fails to meet accepted standards of safety and quality, resulting in an injury or death, that provider has committed medical malpractice. Potential defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit include doctors, nurses, administrators, and the hospitals that employ them. Any or all of these parties may contribute either directly through their own negligent actions or indirectly by creating an environment that allows malpractice to occur. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact our lawyers today to discuss your legal rights.

Why is medical malpractice dangerous?

Simply put, medical malpractice can leave you permanently disabled or even cost you your life. A careless attitude in surgery or diagnosis can cause the patient serious injury that may compromise his or her employability and personal independence. We all trust our doctors and others to keep this in mind and act with due caution, but some fail to do so. When they do fail in this duty, innocent people sometimes get hurt.

What are some common types of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice takes many forms. Some of the most common are:

  • Misdiagnosis: Occurs when a doctor incorrectly identifies a medical condition, resulting in an unnecessary delay in treatment.
  • Birth injury: Affects infants immediately before, during, and immediately after childbirth as a result of poor decision-making and careless handling by medical professionals.
  • Surgical error: Takes place when a surgical procedure is performed incorrectly or on the wrong patient, potentially requiring additional corrective surgery.
  • Medication error: Affects patients who are given the wrong dosage or wrong medication, causing an adverse reaction.
  • Nursing home injury: Injuries due to negligence or abuse affecting individuals placed in the care of an assisted living facility.

How do I know whether I am a malpractice victim?

The single best way to determine whether you have been affected by medical malpractice is to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. You should keep track of your interactions with your doctor, taking notes if possible and recording adverse effects of treatment. If your doctor or another medical professional has admitted to making a mistake, this is a good indication that medical malpractice may have occurred.

How much is my case worth?

It is difficult to predict how much a personal injury lawsuit might be worth. You are entitled to compensation for all damages suffered due to medical malpractice, including the financial costs of additional treatment, pain and suffering due to permanent disability, lost earning potential, and more. For decades, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped residents of Boston, Malden, Everett, and the state of Massachusetts recover full compensation from their negligent medical practitioners. We may be able to help you too.

Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Case with Our Attorneys

With a long record of large verdicts and settlements in Boston, in Malden, and nationwide, the medical malpractice attorneys of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman are ideally suited to help you protect your rights in the courtroom. Contact our law firm to begin preparing your case.