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Cape Cod Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you entrust a medical professional with treatment, diagnosis, or medication management, you expect an adequate standard of care. If a medical professional violated your trust by causing you injury or a significant decline in health due to their medical mistakes, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages you sustained under their care. You may be able to hold them directly accountable for economic and non-economic losses, such as medical care, lost wages, and emotional suffering. 

If you have been seriously injured by the negligence of a medical professional on Cape Cod, the medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are determined to help you obtain the justice you deserve for the harm you have sustained. We have over 100 years of experience and are well-versed in the complexities of medical malpractice law to build a strategic case on your behalf. Request a complimentary consultation today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form.

What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice on Cape Cod? 

Medical malpractice may occur at any phase of treatment, including diagnosis, follow-up care, medication management, surgery, or chronic illness management. On Cape Cod, medical professionals are held to a high standard and are expected to provide the same level of care seen throughout the medical industry for similar circumstances and conditions. 

Medical malpractice is not having a poor outcome to a procedure, but specifically a breach in the standard of care that was lawfully required to be provided. 

If you were left with significant injuries due to negligence or an omission of care, speak with an experienced Cape Cod personal injury attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for an evaluation of your case. We will work with field experts to assess whether a violation of care caused your injuries and to testify as to the standard of care that should have been provided to you during treatment. 

How to Prove Negligence in a Cape Cod Medical Malpractice Case

Although the vast majority of medical professionals try to uphold an adequate standard of care, medical errors occur frequently and cause significant injuries and fatalities to patients every day due to negligence. More than 250,000 patients suffer preventable fatality annually due to medical error. 

For the substantial losses sustained due to medical negligence, you may be able to pursue fair compensation in the form of a medical malpractice claim. To achieve a successful outcome, you must work with an experienced Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers in order to prove several elements of negligence to establish liability. 

The necessary elements you must prove include the following: 

  1. Duty of Care in a Doctor-Patient Relationship 

If a doctor-patient relationship existed during the course of treatment, then the medical professional owed you a duty of care. In the medical field, this may entail treating a patient with the same standards that another medical professional would have for a similar condition or illness. 

  1. Violation of Lawful Duty of Care 

Not every adverse medical outcome is caused by a violation of a duty of care. However, if you reasonably believe that another medical professional would have acted differently when treating a similar condition or illness, then a violation of a lawful duty of care has occurred. 

Examples of violations of duty a of care include:

  • Surgical mistakes 
  • Improper medication dosages 
  • Misdiagnoses 
  • Delayed diagnoses 
  • Birth injury 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we work to investigate every detail of your case to establish liability. This may include obtaining persuasive evidence and speaking with medical experts to determine what negligence actions and mistakes caused your injuries. 

  1. Direct Cause of Damages 

To simply find that negligence was present is not enough to prove medical malpractice. The final step includes proving that the medical mistakes or negligence directly caused the damages you have sustained. With the help of an experienced Cape Cod medical malpractice lawyer, we will aggressively advocate on your behalf to help prove that the medical professional’s actions were the cause of your suffering. 

  1. Damages Were Significant 

In a successful Cape Cod medical malpractice case, you must prove the significance and severity of your injuries or condition that were worsened or caused by the negligence of your medical provider. This may include lengthy hospital stays, medical bills, disability, lost wages, emotional suffering, and other losses. 

Speak With an Experienced Cape Cod Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been severely injured due to a medical mistake or negligence by a trusted medical professional, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take to obtain the justice you deserve. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the complexities of medical malpractice law and have recovered tens of millions for victims who have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional. 

Our experienced attorneys like  Kyle A. Camilleri, and medical records reviewer Amy Nichols, tirelessly advocate for victims and have dedicated their careers to obtaining justice for the wrongdoings of medical professionals. 

Request a complimentary consultation today at (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form