Have you or a loved one been a victim of Medical
Not every bad result from medical treatment is malpractice,
but there are mistakes made every day by doctors, hospitals, nurses
and pharmacists which are malpractice. The law provides that if
you are a victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to compensation.
Because every case is different, it is not possible to explain
on this web page whether your situation is clearly malpractice.
The following are guidelines which will hopefully help. For further
guidance, call 1-800-943-4529 and ask for malpractice attorney
Ed Dougherty for a free consultation.
Definition of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other
health care provider fails to provide to a trusting patient that
degree of care that a reasonable and competent doctor (or other
health care provider) would provide under the same or similar
circumstances, and the failure to provide such care results in
a significant injury or permanent harmful condition to the patient.
Common Areas of Medical Malpractice
Failure to diagnose or treat a condition (e.g. heart
attack, cancer, infection, fractured bones, etc.)
Failure to inform a patient of the risks of a condition or treatment,
such as surgery.
Injuring a patient during a procedure or treatment such as your
baby during childbirth or cutting a nerve, blood vessel or other
organ during surgery.
Prescribing the wrong medicine or wrong quantity of medicine.
Failure to refer the patient to a specialist (orthopedic, neurologist,
Failure to the doctor to follow up on an abnormal test.
Discharge from a hospital or emergency room before the patient
should have been, and as a result, the patient's condition or
(Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive
list. Please consult medical malpractice attorney Ed Dougherty
at 1-800-943-4529 for a free consultation about your specific
An expert in a medical malpractice case is a doctor
who specializes in the same area of medicine as the doctor or
health care provider who committed malpractice. The law requires
that if a lawsuit is filed for medical malpractice, at least one
expert witness must testify on behalf of the one who brings the
lawsuit. We have contact with expert witnesses in most of the
specialty areas of medicine who are scattered across the country,
and these experts can help us review your case to determine whether
medical malpractice has occurred which injured you or a loved
There are very strict and relatively short time
limits (called statutes of limitations) for making medical malpractice
claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim
of medical malpractice, don't wait, call attorney Ed Dougherty
at 1-800-943-4529 for a free consultation today.
We will be fair and honest with you in confidentially
discussing with you the potential of a medical malpractice claim.
If indeed you are the victim of medical malpractice, we will work
to get you the money you deserve. Call us at 1-800-943-4529
We have successfully settled and tried to jury verdict
several malpractice cases. If you desire references from other
victims of medical malpractice, we will provide names and phone
numbers upon request.