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Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When we are ill or injured, we trust doctors and other healthcare professionals with our safety and well-being. Since doctors spend years training and preparing to treat various injuries and illnesses, we expect them to provide the best possible treatment and care. Unfortunately, doctors may disregard a patient’s health and cause significant harm.

If you suspect that a healthcare professional acted negligently during your care, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your corner. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Attorneys, our medical malpractice team is dedicated to putting your needs first as we fight for justice on your behalf. We have a proven track record of successfully recovering the maximum amount of compensation for our clients and are ready to apply our knowledge and skills to your case. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us today at 617-391-9001 or complete our online contact form.  

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle in Springfield

Medical malpractice is the reckless or careless actions by a healthcare professional that result in their patient suffering injuries and other losses. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can take many forms and cause patients to suffer significant harm. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Attorneys, we have over 45 years of experience handling various medical malpractice claims in Springfield, Massachusetts. A few of the many cases we handle include the following:

  • Birth injuries
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Heart attack misdiagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Wrongful death

When you partner with us, your attorney will thoroughly investigate every detail of your case and build a strong claim on your behalf. 

Establishing Liability in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice cases are often complex and must meet specific requirements to establish liability. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we know the ins and outs of Massachusetts medical malpractice law and can help you build a case to establish liability. A successful claim includes the following elements:

  • The healthcare professional owed you a professional standard of care
  • The healthcare professional violated this duty by acting negligently
  • Your injuries were directly caused by this breach of the standard of care
  • Your injuries caused you to suffer economic and non-economic losses

Our attorneys have extensive experience establishing liability in medical malpractice claims using decisive evidence and expert testimonies. We fight aggressively for our clients so they can recover the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. 

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice in Springfield?

While doctors and nurses are often the first people many think of regarding medical malpractice, many different parties may be held liable. If their negligent acts resulted in an accident that left a patient severely injured, they might be held accountable through a medical malpractice claim. A few parties that may be held liable for their negligence in Massachusetts include the following:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Specialists, including cardiologists and neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Medical facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, more than one party may bear responsibility for your injuries and other losses. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we will work tirelessly to ensure each liable party is held fully accountable for their negligence.

Possible Damages Available Through a Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice can impact all areas of a victim’s life and cause significant economic and non-economic damages. The skilled attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients to help ease their pain and suffering. Some damages our highly-qualified attorneys 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
  • Emotional trauma
  • Significant disability or disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Wrongful death

Our skilled legal team will work with you to understand every detail of your case and the impact your injuries have on your daily life. We will consider your current and future needs to determine the total value of your claim.

Retain the Services of a Highly-Qualified Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our medical malpractice attorneys pride ourselves on providing our clients with outstanding legal representation. With over 45 years of experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and skills to handle various medical malpractice cases successfully. Our medical malpractice team includes attorneys Tucker J. Merrigan, Victoria M. Santoro Mair, Jennifer M. Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri. Our talented medical malpractice team members devote 100% of their practices to litigation and have been recognized by outlets such as BestLawyers and Super Lawyers for several consecutive years for their continued excellence. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our talented legal team, call us today at 617-391-9001 or complete our online contact form