Medical professionals must uphold an adequate standard of care when agreeing to provide treatment for a Cambridge patient. If you have entrusted a medical professional that has harmed you due to medical negligence, error, or omission and have suffered substantial damages, you may be able to pursue compensation for the significant losses you have sustained due to their actions. Medical negligence can leave debilitating injuries that worsen over time; it is essential to contact a skilled Cambridge medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible for an assessment of your case.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud to offer award-winning representation you can trust. With 100 years of experience, we have earned a successful track record in Cambridge medical malpractice cases, helping victims recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for the suffering they have endured due to medical negligence. Request a complimentary consultation at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer today.
In Cambridge, medical negligence is not having an unsatisfactory outcome for a procedure or treatment. Proving medical malpractice occurred is much more complex. Medical malpractice or negligence refers to a medical professional failing to provide a standard of care through omission or action that deviates from the standard treatment given by other medical professionals for the same condition or illness. This type of negligence can lead to life-altering injuries and may occur in any phase of treatment.
In order to prove that a medical professional acted negligently or committed a medical error, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer will typically work with field experts to testify what the standard is and how your doctor breached the standard. Unfortunately, medical error is a common issue, causing over 250,000 Americans to suffer fatalities each year.
Medical malpractice can occur in various circumstances and affect numerous conditions and treatments. The following are common examples of the types of Cambridge medical malpractice cases we represent:
Birth injuries can occur right before, during, or after delivery. When a medical provider ignores signs of distress, does not provide the correct treatment, does not treat a prenatal condition, or causes an injury during the delivery of your infant, it may constitute medical malpractice, and you may be entitled to seek damages for the injuries or birth conditions resulting from their medical error.
Misdiagnosis can be a debilitating form of medical malpractice if a patient is told that nothing is wrong or they are diagnosed with the wrong condition. This can prove fatal if the conditions worsen beyond treatment or the wrong treatment is administered. In these types of medical malpractice cases, it is essential to prove that another medical professional would have acted differently when treating your condition or illness that may have prevented harm.
Surgical mistakes can cause significant injury to the patient, especially in instances where they must undergo additional treatments to remedy the medical professional’s error. Over 4,000 surgical errors occur each year in the US, with operating on the wrong body part being the most common surgical mistake.
Having the wrong drug or incorrect dosage prescribed to you may cause unwanted side effects and significant harm in certain circumstances, especially drug interactions. This often occurs when medical providers do not check a patient’s chart and may be held liable for any financial or emotional suffering that occurs as a result.
For a successful medical malpractice case in Cambridge, you must file within the statute of limitations, or your case may be dismissed for missing the deadline. In Massachusetts, a patient has three years from the date of discovery to file a claim. Specifically, the time doesn’t start until you become aware of the malpractice, as sometimes it takes a while for the medical mistake or negligence to become evident.
If you entrusted a Cambridge medical professional to provide adequate care and have been harmed due to a medical mistake or negligence, partner with one of our skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers so we can fiercely fight on your behalf while you solely focus on your recovery.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our Cambridge medical malpractice team includes skilled attorneys like Kyle A. Camilleri who are assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols, who is ready to fight for the justice you deserve for the suffering you have endured due to medical negligence. Attorneys Ridge and Novotny were consecutively named Super Lawyers Rising Stars, devoting the entirety of their practice to litigation. Attorney Novotny has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients and holds medical professionals fully accountable for the suffering they have caused.
Request a complimentary consultation today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form.