When doctors, nurses or other health care providers act negligently, and those actions (or failures to act) result in harm to or even the death of a patient, it is called medical malpractice, and they could be liable for a personal injury claim. As with other personal injury cases, the expertise of a trusted attorney is invaluable in these instances as the standards and regulations related to medical malpractice are complex. As a medical malpractice lawyer, attorney Dwayne L. Brown has the knowledge needed to investigate your claim and fight the big insurance companies who work hard to keep from paying medical malpractice claims.
Two particularly devastating tragedies are often the result of medical malpractice:
- Brain Injury
- A serious brain injury can change the life of the victim and his or her family in terrible ways. Often, it takes only mere seconds for a brain injury to occur. When caused by the negligence or error of a health care professional, you may have a medical malpractice claim and be entitled to compensation.
- Birth Injury
- Medical complications occurring at birth can instantly turn a beautiful dream into a nightmare. If a doctor or other medical professional acts incorrectly or fails to act and puts the health and wellbeing of your baby at risk, the resulting birth injury could lead to permanent disabilities or even death. Common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, newborn jaundice, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, facial paralysis, fracture, brain injury, umbilical cord strangulation and more. In these cases, you may have a medical malpractice claim and should seek justice for your child.