Over the past 25 years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has taken significant steps to improve patient safety in the world of health care. Still, preventable medical mistakes remain one of the top causes of death, both in the commonwealth and nationwide. Oftentimes, victims who survive these errors must face significant, even permanent, health concerns.
If you believe you or a family member has suffered medical malpractice in Massachusetts, our team of personal injury lawyers is standing by to review your case and determine if you are eligible to receive compensation. Contact our office today at (800) 577-5188 to schedule your free case review.
What is Malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims arise when doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals fail to meet an appropriate standard of care and their patients suffer as a result. Victims’ damages can be catastrophic or even fatal.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we help people who have been hurt by healthcare providers’ negligence get compensation for their injuries. Our Boston medical malpractice lawyers want to help you, too.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice encompasses a variety of actions, usually centering around a doctor or health care professional failing to offer the proper medical standard of care and causing injuries to a patient. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we are proud to provide competent and compassionate representation for individuals who have suffered from:
Misdiagnosis (i.e. a failure to diagnose an illness or injury that other doctors would have diagnosed) delays treatment and can cause other complications. Not all misdiagnoses by a medical professional rise to the level of malpractice; we can help you determine if you have a valid claim for compensation.
Negligence During Pregnancy and Childbirth
While pregnancy and childbirth may seem like relatively routine events in a hospital, several inherent dangers exist which can impact both a mother and her baby. When a doctor or health care provider fails to provide the proper standard of medical care, serious and lifelong injuries may occur.
While many people rely on medication to treat their ailments, medication mistakes can be deadly. Common forms of medical malpractice related to medication include:
- Prescribing a medication despite a known allergic reaction;
- Prescribing a medication that is known to interfere with your current medication; and
- Putting the wrong prescription in a pill bottle.
Surgical errors are all too common–according to a 2016 article in the Boston Globe, Massachusetts was home to at least 14 instances of surgeons performing surgery on the wrong person between 2011 and 2016. Injuries or illness derived from medical professionals skipping surgical safety protocols may be worthy of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The consequences of negligent medical care can be tragic. If you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice, you have legal rights. Let the attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers be your advocate.
Don’t Wait to File Your Medical Malpractice Case
We recommend contacting a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you recognize that you may have a claim. There is a three-year time limit called a “statute of limitations” for medical malpractice cases in Massachusetts. If you don’t take action within this period of time, the court will likely prohibit you from taking legal action against the doctor or hospital that caused your injury.
Better Phone Stone
If your doctor, hospital, or other medical professional failed to provide you with the level of care expected and required from a licensed health care provider, you may have a valid Massachusetts medical malpractice case. No matter what caused your medical malpractice injury, our attorneys are dedicated to helping you recover. We’ll research your claim, consult with medical experts, and answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation either in-person or via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout—whichever is easiest for you.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, we take the time to keep you informed every step of the way. You can rely on us to fight hard to get you as much money as possible, as quickly as possible. Getting you the money you need to recover is our primary goal. That’s the Stone Cold Guarantee®.