At Buckley Law Offices we think that medical malpractice is inexcusable. Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies will try to convince you that you don’t have a claim, and we don’t want that to happen.
Before you decide you do not have grounds for a lawsuit, contact Buckley Law Offices today. We have over thirty years of experience defending the rights of medical malpractice victims in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Research has shown that, each year, as many as 440,000 people are killed because of preventable medical errors across the United States of America. And in a study done in 2005 of over thirty-five million patient records, over two-hundred forty-thousand deaths during Medicare hospitalizations could be attributed to a common and preventable medical error. But only one out of ten medical mistakes end up being brought as a malpractice case.
Ascertaining whether or not the mistake your healthcare provider made could have been prevented if they had done something differently requires careful consideration of all the facts surrounding your case. At Buckley Law Offices our medical malpractice team is dedicated to investigating all avenues to ensure you are treated fairly and that your medical rights are not violated.
When you trust your health and welfare to healthcare professionals such as nurses, doctors, and other caregivers, you expect them to treat you with the highest quality care and professionalism. If your healthcare provider makes an error and his or her misconduct or negligence causes you harm, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
When you trust a doctor with your health and welfare, they are obligated to treat you with care and professionalism. Actions that prove negligent may include:
If any of the above situations sound like something that happened to you or a loved one, contact Buckley Law Offices to schedule your free, no-risk, no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience.
Where healthcare professionals shirk their duties, trouble follows. Negligent healthcare professionals provide levels of care that prove to be below industry standards, and it is always innocent patients that suffer as a result. Common types of medical malpractice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts include but are not limited to:
Doctors utilize a process of elimination to reach accurate diagnoses. They base this on the patient’s symptoms and test results. Honest mistakes can happen, but misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can constitute malpractice if other elements are present.
Doctors are held to a standard of care, meaning they must adhere to the medical community’s standards for treatment. Doctors may only act outside of these boundaries after receiving clear permission from the patient, such as in experimental procedures.
Doctors are required to take into account a patient’s previous medical and drug histories before writing prescriptions. Failure to do so could result in malpractice.
Errors during surgery or procedures can also be honest mistakes, but regardless of the reason they occur they can constitute malpractice.
Childbirth is high risk already without adding malpractice and negligence into the mix. Unfortunately, malpractice is commonly seen in childbirth.
Doctors have an obligation to provide you with medical advice according to industry standards. When they don’t, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
If you suspect medical malpractice, you may be eligible for financial compensation. You can speak with an attorney at Buckley Law Offices at any time to review your eligibility, but in general medical malpractice attorneys are looking at the following four criteria:
This is typically the easiest to prove; we are looking for evidence the medical practitioner was, in fact, your doctor.
We will ask you questions to ascertain whether or not there was a breach in the standard of care, meaning your doctor did something most doctors would not, therefore violating the standard of care.
Buckley Law Offices employs medical professionals to help us ascertain whether or not the breach of care leads directly or indirectly to the injury.
We will interview you to ascertain how the injury has negatively impacted your life and how these impacts translate to financial damages.
We are so confident we are the right lawyers for you, we would like to advise you on how to pick a good lawyer, trusting that you’ll find we are the right fit. Since people suffer from medical malpractice every day, we hope these tips help you regardless of the law firm you contact:
Find an experienced medical malpractice trial attorney who handles cases like yours. There are a lot of personal injury lawyers in New Hampshire who will take medical malpractice cases but do not specialize in them. Malpractice cases are especially complex, time consuming, and expensive. They are infamous for requiring some of the greatest legal skills you could see inside or outside of a courtroom.
Ask any prospective lawyer you consider hiring as many questions as you can think of. Some questions we might ask include:
At Buckley Law Offices we believe in fighting for medical malpractice victims and survivors with everything we have. We hold negligent healthcare providers accountable, and that starts with providing free, no-risk, no-obligation consultations to medical malpractice victims and their families. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.