Despite Advanced Education and Training, Professionals Aren’t Always Right
At some point in our lives, we need the help of a professional—someone that possesses skills beyond our own because of advanced education, training, and experience. We rely upon these professionals for medical care, legal advice, and financial services, among other things. We trust these professionals to act in our best interests as fiduciaries because they know more about the subject matter than we do. Unfortunately, these professionals sometimes make errors or commit wrongdoing that falls below their profession’s standards. When this results in injury or financial loss to a patient or client, they can trust our firm to prosecute the negligent professional to recover for their losses.
Recent studies estimate that more than 250,000 patients die from medical errors every year. This statistic fails to account for the countless number of patients that suffer non-fatal injuries caused by these errors. These mistakes take place in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, and dental offices. While there are many reasons these errors occur, they are frequently caused by:
- Inadequately trained or skilled staff
- Inadequately staffed facilities
- Errors in judgment or care
- Failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Preventable adverse effects
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors, and
- Medical complications as a result of improper or inadequate care
Recent studies document that attorney errors led to more than $11 billion dollars in annual payments to compensate harmed clients. These errors come in many forms across many areas of practice, but the most common examples are:
- Mistakes of law (“dabblers”)
- Inadequate investigation/discovery of facts
- Administrative errors
- Intentional actions
- Poor communication, and
- Conflicts of interest
In the medical and legal fields, there is a growing trend of practice mergers creating massive firms. However, bigger is not always better. One must question whether better service comes from a large, faceless corporation or from a small, local business. Further, as economic conditions change, professionals often dabble in matters outside of their usual practice area in the interest of making a profit. These trends open the door for the commission of errors.
How We Can Help
The medical and legal professions are two most common areas of professional malpractice. Malpractice claims are complex, expensive, have strict deadlines, and require highly specific information before a claim may be prosecuted in court. For nearly four decades, our firm has successfully represented clients harmed by professional malpractice. We are experts in malpractice law and maintain a network of professionals from which to obtain expert testimony in the litigation and trial of these claims. Most attorneys can identify when a client is injured, but few are capable of identifying the reasons why it occurred from a professional perspective while also possessing the ability to prosecute the responsible professionals within the bounds of the law. Our firm specializes in this practice area.
Contact skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers.
Call The Blaska Law Firm, LLC at 877.871.0750 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.