The medical community has some of the best and brightest professionals in any field, but sadly some occasionally fall below the standard of reasonable care ― and when this happens, the results can be life-changing to patients. In fact, carelessness, fatigue or lack of attention can have catastrophic or even fatal outcomes.
In the most basic terms, medical malpractice is defined as professional negligence that causes serious injury or death in a medical setting or procedure. Examples may include unreasonable actions, like prescribing the wrong medicine, or conducting an operation on the wrong part of the body during surgery. In other circumstances, a doctor or other health care provider may fail to take a specific action like failing to investigate serious symptoms or scheduling the correct tests that would be required of a reasonable, prudent doctor under the same or similar circumstances.
If you or a loved one was injured during a medical procedure, it is important to understand if it is was due to negligence. If so, the civil justice system can help you obtain the compensation you deserve and bolster accountability in the medical community.
We Can Assist You Following Any Type Of Medical Negligence
At Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, we are prepared to use our experience that has formed the bedrock of our approach — one that has obtained tens of millions in compensation for our injured clients — to obtain compensation if you have been injured due to:
- Misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose
- Prescribing the wrong or conflicting medicine
- Surgical errors
- Delaying or failing to provide treatment
- da Vinci surgery negligence
- Nerve damage
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Child delivery mistakes and birth injuries
- Failure to gain consent
Help Is Just A Phone Call Away
If you have suffered serious personal injury or have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence or carelessness, our lawyers can help. We at Duffield, Lovejoy, Stemple & Boggs have more than 70 years of combined legal experience handling personal injury claims, so contact us today and learn how we can assist you.
We offer FREE initial consultations, so call us at 304-521-4572 or toll free at 877-262-3376. You can also email us online. While our office is in Huntington, we help malpractice victims throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio.