Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Are you a victim of medical malpractice in Massachusetts?
As patients, we put our trust in the doctors, nurses and other health care providers to give us this best medical treatment possible in order to make us better. We trust our doctors to live up to the standard of care we receive.
Unfortunately, these facilities are also extremely low staffed and have grueling schedules with an increased demand for employers. This does not favor you as the patient well and can cause those trusted to make mistakes that can last a lifelong.
If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice due to the negligent of others, call the experienced Boston medical malpractice lawyers at the Attorney Injury Group at 617-934-7000 for help. We will investigate your accident and injury claim, and work to seek the justice and the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight to make sure that you receive the best treatment and help get those injured the compensation they deserve following an accident. We will make sure to hold the negligent party accountable and will fight for you.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice not only includes a poor health outcome in the course of a medical procedure or treatment for illness. It is, however, any act by a physician that during the patient’s course of treatment deviates from the accepted norms of practice established by the medical community resulting in the patient to be injured.
Individuals who decide to seek medical treatment are entitled to expect quality care throughout their visit. When this standard of treatment is not met and acceptable care is not given to the patient by the trusted medical professionals one must take action.
The “acceptable standard of care,” this standard of care is understood to be generally accepted practices and procedures used by doctors and other medical professionals in the same region when treating patients suffering the same disease or disorder under the same or similar circumstances.
Your medical malpractice attorney will have many obstacles to hurdle through and will have to rely on testimony from expert medical witnesses in order to prove a breach of this standard of care established. The expert medical witnesses must have extensive experience in the same area of medicine at the same level of expertise and be in the same region as defendants.
In order to further attest to the extent of the damages additional medical experts are often required to testify.
Among the types of medical malpractice claims the Attorney Injury Group pursues:
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital errors
- Medication errors
- Nursing home abuse
- Surgical errors
- Wrongful death claims
Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Law
Massachusetts’s law has multiple other stipulations for when and how medical malpractice cases can be filed and at what level compensation is available, this is in addition to the strict “standard of care” proof burden held by plaintiffs.
One first must consider the statute of limitations. In the state of Massachusetts, the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case is three years, just as it is for any other type of injury cases.
Generally, this three-year period starts accruing at the date of the injury, with some exceptions.
- If the malpractice was not known or reasonable knowable, the action doesn’t begin to accrue until the plaintiff becomes aware of the injury or the malpractice.
- If a malpractice involves a child under the age of six, the statute of limitations may be extended to up to six years as long as the case is still brought by the child’s ninth birthday.
- The only time a case may be brought after seven years is if the case involves the victim retaining a foreign object (i.e. sponges, surgical instrument).
If the case meets those criteria it must be vetted.
The Attorney Injury Group will fight aggressively to protect your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice call the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Attorney Injury Group for help. Call us today at 617-934-7000 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Boston, we will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At the Attorney Injury Group, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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