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What Is a Never Event?

Published in Medical Malpractice on March 24, 2024

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In its simplest form, a never event is a medical malpractice error that should never occur under the care of a trusted medical professional. Originating from the healthcare sector, this term describes egregious errors such as wrong-site surgery or leaving an instrument inside a patient’s body. When you have been affected by one of the 29 reportable offenses, it is imperative to reach out to the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for help.

We understand the aftermath of a never event can be one of the most challenging periods in your life. When you partner with our team, you are giving yourself the opportunity to focus on yourself while we use our years of experience and knowledge to fight for the justice and financial compensation required to live a happy, healthy life. To start the process today, please do not hesitate to call our office at (617) 391-9001 or use our contact form.

How a Never Event Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

Understanding how a never event can dramatically impact your personal injury case is crucial. Such events not only underscore the severity of negligence involved but also significantly influence the legal strategy, potential compensation, and the emotional toll on the victim and their families. For example, unlike the typical case with a regular medical malpractice error, a never event provides stark proof of negligence. In personal injury claims, demonstrating the defendant’s failure to adhere to a standard of care is pivotal. A never event, by its nature, is a failure so fundamental that it often makes the establishment of negligence more straightforward, thereby strengthening the victim’s case.

A never event can also provide you with enhanced compensation. Given their severity, never events can lead to larger compensation awards. Courts recognize the profound impact of these errors, which can include not only physical harm but also deep psychological scars. Victims may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages aimed at deterring such egregious errors in the future.

Partnering With a Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney After Your Never Event Injury

A never event injury can be long-lasting, particularly costly, and require you to take valuable time to allow your body to heal. While this is occurring, the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is prepared to act as your guide through the tricky legal aspects of your claim, including:

  • The collection of relevant documents to be used as evidence
  • Filing your claim within the statute of limitations
  • Maintaining all scheduling
  • Handling all negotiations and settlement offers with the insurance company

Our firm is uniquely equipped to handle your never event injury. Our attorneys possess deep knowledge of the laws and standards surrounding these cases. We have a proven track record of successfully navigating the unique challenges that never event cases present, ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Don’t Hesitate and Schedule Your Free Consultation Now

Never events should theoretically not occur under the watch of a trusted medical professional, but unfortunately, they do. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the profound implications a medical malpractice error can have on your personal and professional life. Our seasoned team of compassionate lawyers, including co-founder J. Tucker Merrigan, named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2023, is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal representation to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you or a family member has been the victim of a never event, contact us today through our contact form or by calling (617) 391-9001 to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

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