Competent, Compassionate Advocacy for Medical Malpractice Cases
Liro Willer Law represents clients in a wide variety of medical malpractice claims. The firm’s medical malpractice includes both one of the nation’s very few specialized birth injury practices and more general medical malpractice litigation.
Whatever the nature of your injury, you can rely on Liro Willer Law to provide compassion for you personally and the highest competence in pursuing justice for your case.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is an area of practice that holds doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare professionals accountable for when they fail to meet the minimum standards set for the profession.
Medical malpractice cases can result from injuries sustained at any time in the process of treatment, from diagnosis to treatment to aftercare.
To be considered malpractice, a claim against a healthcare practitioner requires the following elements:
- Duty – the healthcare provider owed the patient a legal duty to follow the proper standard of care.
- Breach – the healthcare provider fell below or violated the required standard of care which his or her profession is measured thereby breaching the legal duty owed to the patient.
- Causation – the healthcare provider’s breach or violation of the standard of care resulted in an injury to the patient.
- Damages – Significant damages resulted from the injury. The injury must have resulted in significant financial loss, physical pain, and/or emotional distress.
What Are Some Injuries That Result from Medical Malpractice?
As stated above, a medical malpractice claim can come out of any area or stage of medical treatment, from preliminary diagnostic testing to care after discharge.
Injuries that may result from medical malpractice include:
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to order necessary tests
- Ignoring or misreading test results
- Unnecessary surgery
- Wrong-site surgery
- Foreign objects left after surgery
- Premature discharge
- Improper or inadequate aftercare
How long do I have to file my Medical Malpractice Claim?
Each state has a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim. In Massachusetts, any medical malpractice claim must be brought within three years of the incident. In most cases, failing to file within the three-year deadline means that you lose the right to sue the medical provider. There are some exceptions to this rule; therefore, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet the deadline.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you were injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s action or inaction, you may be curious if you have a valid medical malpractice claim. You may be inclined to believe the best about your healthcare provider, to accept your injury as an unavoidable consequence of medical treatment. Or, you may be so overwhelmed by the physical, emotional, or financial consequences of your injury that you cannot imagine taking on the task of researching your rights and legal options.
Liro Willer is here to help. By carefully investigating the particulars of your treatment and subsequent injury, we can determine the best way to make your case in a court of law. Along the way, we will support you personally as well as legally.
Call our office to discuss your particular situation at no obligation.