Medical Malpractice

Patients place their trust in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to take proper care of them in the event of an illness or injury. When a medical professional fails to administer a patient the highest standard of care, it can cause serious harm or even death. If you sustained an injury or an illness due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. However, medical malpractice claims are complicated and require the skill of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have over 30 years of experience providing clients with quality legal assistance as they navigate through difficult medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one has been the victim of malpractice, contact our firm today.

Our legal services

The attorneys at Friedman Schuman zealously represent clients who are faced with hardships and injuries related to the negligence of a healthcare professional. Our firm understands that this can be devastating for patients and their families. We are ready to assess cases and work hard to recover damages that can help mitigate some of the financial hardships associated with the injuries. Some of our focuses within medical malpractice include:

 

Birth Injuries

It is a terrible tragedy for a parent to lose a child or to see a child suffer serious illnesses or injuries in the birthing process. The tragic nature of birth injuries is even harder to take when they are a direct result of negligence. If you have a child who has suffered birth injuries, work with an experienced team of lawyers to protect your interests and obtain the full measure of compensation available to you.

Diagnosis Errors

Physicians go through years of education and training to make sure they are qualified to handle all relevant medical situations. When a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a patient, the patient’s life is put at risk. Regardless of whether there was a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose, a patient may lose out on crucial time that could have been used to treat the health issue sooner.

Nursing Home Negligence

It is never easy to put a loved one in a nursing home, but sometimes it is the best option for an aging or ailing family member. Sometimes, a loved one requires round-the-clock-care a nursing home can provide. Nursing facilities should provide excellent care to your loved one and ensure all of his or her needs are met. However, abuse and/or neglect is an unfortunate reality in nursing homes across the country. Sometimes, neglect may be so egregious that it can turn fatal.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is understandably devastating. If your loved one passed away due to a doctor’s negligence, you may consider talking with an attorney to explore your legal options. Of course, recovering compensation will never fill the void of losing your loved one in such a tragic way, but it can help ease some of the financial burdens associated with the death.

Brain Injury

Across the country, thousands of people are the unfortunate victims of brain injuries brought on by negligence. In some instances, brain injuries can occur as a result of a physician’s negligence. If you or a loved one fell victim to an avoidable brain injury, it is essential to retain strong legal representation.

Doctor Error & Misconduct

Doctors are some of the most highly-regarded professions. They are pillars of the community. When patients see a doctor, they trust that every one of them will provide the best quality of care. People put their full, unbridled trust in a physician. Unfortunately, not all doctors live up to this high standard. Sometimes, doctors stray from the strict code of ethics they are required to uphold.

Stroke Errors

Strokes are one of the most debilitating and devastating health emergencies. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. Though some strokes come on unexpectedly, others are often diagnosable. If signs are spotted, doctors can provide care to mitigate the potential impacts. However, if a doctor is negligent in the diagnosis or fails to take preventative actions related to the diagnosis, the results can be tragic and even fatal.

Medical Device Injuries

Years of advancements in technology allow the medical field to improve treatment options for patients. According to the Food and Drug Administration, there are hundreds of thousands of reported injuries and fatalities resulting from faulty medical device injuries. While we trust in the advice of medical professionals, it is also important that we trust in the design and manufacturing of medical devices.

Medication Errors

Medicine is a powerful tool used to assist individuals with ailments ranging from a simple headache to treating serious illnesses. Patients rely on doctors and nurses to properly prescribe and/or administer the medication they need in a proper manner. If you were the victim of a medication error due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse, you may want to consider speaking with an attorney to determine if you have a medical malpractice case.

Contact an experienced Montgomery County medical malpractice attorney

Medical malpractice claims are extremely complex, with extraordinary medical, scientific and legal complications. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman conduct in-depth research and case preparation to put our clients in the best position possible to win their cases. We have decades of experience in negotiation and litigation involving medical malpractice and other injury claims. If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, contact Friedman Schuman today.