When we are unwell we place our trust and respect in the hands of our health care professionals. Most of the time our trust is well placed, however sometimes health care professionals make errors which cause us serious personal injury.
Common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Surgical error
- Medication complications
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital negligence
Many personal injury law firms avoid medical malpractice cases because of the high legal and evidentiary burden required to establish negligence. At Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP, medical malpractice represents a large portion of our personal injury practice.
A medical negligence claim must be proven through testimony of expert witnesses who advise the court of the applicable standard of medical care and explain if and how the health care provider deviated from that standard. Therefore, experts play an important role in any medical malpractice claim from the outset. At Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP, we work with a large pool of physicians who regularly advise our lawyers on medical legal issues and ensure that our clients' treatment needs are met.