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Newton Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Whenever you require medical care, you put your health and well-being into your doctor’s hands. While we expect doctors and other medical professionals to act with the highest standard of care, mistakes occur all too often. If a doctor behaves negligently while treating a patient, they may inflict significant harm with long-term consequences. Fortunately, medical malpractice victims in Newton, Massachusetts have a legal right to pursue compensation from the party responsible for their injuries. 

The skilled team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to helping medical malpractice victims hold negligent healthcare providers accountable for their negligence. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success and have helped our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation for their claims. When you partner with one of our Newton personal injury attorneys, we will work diligently to investigate your case and build a strong claim on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form today.

How Is Medical Malpractice Defined in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, medical malpractice is defined as negligence during a patient’s treatment and care at the hands of a medical professional. Unfortunately, medical malpractice victims often suffer severe physical, emotional, and financial harm due to healthcare provider negligence. 

However, it is essential to note that being dissatisfied with your medical care is not necessarily medical malpractice. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the doctor must have deviated from their duty to provide you with a standard of care and caused harm due to their negligence. Proving negligence in a medical malpractice case can be incredibly complex, which is why it is critical to have an experienced attorney on your side. 

Types of Newton Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our skilled attorneys are familiar with all areas of medical malpractice law and can help you achieve justice for your losses. A few of the many cases our firm handles include the following:

  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Cosmetic surgery errors
  • Emergency room errors

When you partner with one of our skilled attorneys, they will thoroughly investigate your case to determine liability and the total value of your claim. We are committed to taking a personalized approach to every case to address each of our client’s unique needs. 

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Claim in Massachusetts?

In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, you must file within the legal time limit known as the statute of limitations. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is three years. In other words, you must file your claim within three years of the date of the incident. However, Massachusetts law acknowledges that not all medical malpractice injuries are immediately apparent. If you discover your injury after the initial incident, the statute of limitations will start upon your discovery. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, one of our highly-qualified attorneys will review your case and determine how the Massachusetts statute of limitations applies to your claim. They will consider your needs as well as the facts of your case to advise you on the best path forward. 

Possible Damages You May Able to Recover Through a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical negligence and malpractice often disrupts victims’ lives, causing economic and non-economic losses. If you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you should not be forced to finance your own recovery. When you work with an experienced attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, they will fight aggressively on your behalf to help you collect damages for the losses you have endured. Some of the damages they may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Medical equipment and prescriptions
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

One of our skilled attorneys will work with you to consider every detail of your claim and determine which damages you may be able to recover. 

Speak With an Experienced Newton Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping our clients in Newton and the surrounding areas recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for their losses. Our attorneys are dedicated to putting our clients’ needs first as we fight for their rights and interests. The highly qualified medical malpractice team includes attorneys Jessica M. Gray and Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. These attorneys devote their practices entirely to litigation and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for their medical malpractice clients. 

To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you, call us at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form today.