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Medical Malpractice

Have you or a loved one been a victim of Medical Malpractice?

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, cardiologist, etc.)
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 injury worsened.

(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 case.)

Expert Witness

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 one..

Time Limits

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.

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