Medical errors and accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. These errors are rampant but are well hidden from the media and the public.
About 85% of adults and 95% of children will have a visit with a doctor or other health care professional this year. Statistically, 1 in 20 of these patients will suffer preventable harm at the hands of their provider. Roughly 12% will die or be left permanently disabled as a result.
Taking on the healthcare industry is an uphill battle for clients injured by medical malpractice. As a result, when a patient decides to sue for malpractice, they need a law firm behind them with the strength, resources, and skills to hold negligent practitioners accountable.
Milberg’s Medical Malpractice Group
Milberg’s Medical Malpractice Group consists of highly skilled and experienced attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. We specialize in litigating high value complex medical malpractice cases.
Our experience includes a winning combination of transparent client communication, refined legal experience and medical experience.
Milberg’s Medical Malpractice Group provides:
- Compassion and Client-Centered Approach: Dealing with the aftermath of medical malpractice can be emotionally challenging for the affected individuals and their families. At Milberg we understand that these medical malpractice actions require compassion, empathy, and a client-centered approach. We pride ourselves on providing support and guidance throughout the legal process while being honest and transparent as the case progresses.
- Experience: Milberg attorneys have extensive knowledge and expertise in medical malpractice law, including a deep understanding of the legal standards, precedents, and regulations specific to medical negligence cases. Our experience and our proven track record of success allow us to navigate the complexities of medical malpractice litigation effectively. If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, out team is prepared to go to trial to secure a favorable verdict.
- Experts and Resources: Milberg has access to a network of highly reputable medical experts who can provide expert opinions and testimony regarding the standard of care, causation, and the damages suffered by a client. These experts play a critical role in establishing the negligence of the healthcare provider and supporting the client’s case.
- Case Investigation and Preparation: Milberg attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged medical malpractice. We will review medical records, consult with experts, interview witnesses, and gather all relevant evidence to build a strong case. Attention to detail and thorough preparation are essential for presenting a compelling argument and maximizing the chances of a successful outcome.
Focus Areas of Practice
Anesthesia is a crucial aspect of many medical procedures, as it involves the use of drugs to induce a temporary loss of sensation and consciousness, allowing surgeons to perform operations without causing pain or distress to the patient.
Anesthesia malpractice can occur due to various factors, including errors in judgment, inadequate monitoring, equipment failure, medication errors, and improper patient assessment.
A birth injury refers to any physical harm or trauma sustained by an infant during the process of labor and delivery. Birth injuries can occur due to various factors, including complications during pregnancy, problems during labor, improper use of medical instruments, or medical negligence. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on the child’s health and development.
Common types of birth injuries include:
- Brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Intrauterine Fetal Demise
- Improper Treatment of Jaundice
- Wrongful Birth
Delayed diagnosis refers to a situation where a healthcare provider fails to identify or properly diagnose a medical condition in a timely manner. It occurs when there is a significant delay between the presentation of symptoms or the patient’s initial visit and the eventual correct diagnosis. This delay can have serious consequences for the patient’s health and may result in a worsened prognosis or the need for more invasive treatments.
Failure To Prevent or Treat Infections
Failure to prevent or treat infection refers to situations where healthcare providers do not take appropriate measures to prevent the occurrence of infections or fail to effectively treat infections in a timely and proper manner. Infections can occur in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and surgical centers. When healthcare professionals neglect their duty to prevent or treat infections, it can lead to significant harm and complications for patients.
Misdiagnosis refers to a situation where a healthcare professional inaccurately identifies or labels a patient’s medical condition or illness. It occurs when the healthcare provider fails to correctly recognize the signs, symptoms, and underlying cause of the patient’s condition, leading to an incorrect diagnosis. Misdiagnosis can have significant consequences for patients, as it may result in delayed or inappropriate treatment, unnecessary procedures, or worsening of the actual underlying condition.
Prescription Drug Errors
Prescription drug errors occur when there are mistakes or deviations in the prescribing, dispensing, or administration of medications. These errors can happen in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and even during home care. Prescription drug errors can have serious consequences for patients, ranging from mild side effects to severe harm or even death.
Surgical errors refer to mistakes or negligent actions that occur during a surgical procedure. These errors can happen at any stage of the surgical process, including preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases. Surgical errors can have serious consequences for patients, leading to complications, prolonged recovery periods, permanent injuries, or even fatalities
Common types of Surgical Errors include:
- Performance of Non-Indicated Operations
- Improperly Performed Operations
- Organ Puncture and Laceration