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Settlement Value of Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

While all personal injury cases should be taken seriously, when a person has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, they may have sustained severe or life-threatening injuries as a result. Medical malpractice has been reported to be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. If you or a family member has suffered due to medical negligence, it is crucial that you get the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to pursue the compensation you deserve. 

Our medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have over 100 years of combined experience representing individuals and families who have been injured because of negligence and medical errors. Contact our law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, at (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation with a Boston personal injury attorney. 

What Determines the Settlement Value for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

After suffering losses as a result of medical negligence on behalf of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professionals, you may be wondering how much compensation you can expect from a medical malpractice lawsuit settlement. No two medical malpractice cases are alike. This means that you cannot compare your case to a past lawsuit and expect to receive the same amount in compensation. The amount you will receive for a settlement will vary depending on the specific details of your case. The details that may contribute to the amount you are compensated include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium

The more serious the injury is that you or a loved one has suffered, you are likely to receive more compensation for your pain and suffering. While no amount of money could ever make up for the immense losses you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you still deserve justice. If you are unsure of how much you should be compensated for your medical malpractice case, it is imperative you speak to one of our trusted medical malpractice lawyers. The insurance providers will try to give you the lowest possible amount in compensation. However, our experienced legal team will negotiate for the best possible settlement for your case. 

What Are the Most Common Causes of Medical Malpractice?

While medical professionals go through extensive training and licensing programs, mistakes may still occur if the proper care is not taken to prevent them. However, when a mistake leads to a patient becoming seriously injured or deceased in extreme cases, these medical professionals should be held liable for their negligent acts. Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Misdiagnosis of a disease, injury, or condition
  • Failure to diagnose the patient as a result of failure to run the proper tests, failure to recognize the symptoms, or failure to correctly interpret test results
  • Prescription drug errors that may include prescribing the wrong drug, the wrong dosage, or the wrong method of administering the drug
  • Surgical errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Failure to obtain a full patient history 
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Hospital negligence 
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Use of defective medical products
  • Failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent

Victims of medical malpractice are often unaware of what happened to them or how serious their injuries are. Our team of Massachusetts medical malpractice lawyers has the resources to investigate your case so that we can help you understand what led to your injury. 

Who Can Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice in Massachusetts?

Most people may assume that the person who is responsible for an injury that befell them as a result of medical negligence was caused by the doctor caring for them. However, while this is often the case, there are various parties who may be held liable for a medical malpractice claim in Massachusetts. The parties that may be at fault for a medical malpractice lawsuit include:

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

Medical professionals hold a duty of care to ensure that their patients are safe while in their care. When that duty of care is not upheld, and a patient is harmed as a result, they may be held responsible for the losses that their patient suffers as a result of their negligence. If you are unsure who may be liable for your injuries, our medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help by going over the details of your claim. 

Get Help From a Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Lawyer 

Get help from an experienced medical malpractice lawyer near you. The Massachusetts statute of limitations gives medical malpractice victims only three years to file their medical malpractice lawsuits. That is why it is important to call one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. 

Our medical malpractice team comprises experienced attorney Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols.. 
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney by filling out our contact form or calling (617) 391-9001.

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