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New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Patients trust medical professionals to accurately diagnose, treat, execute surgeries, and deliver careful care when they are ill or suffering from medical conditions. Unfortunately, some healthcare workers breach this trust, resulting in substantial harm and injury to the patient.

If another competent healthcare worker would not have performed the same way under the same circumstances, the medical professional in question may be liable for negligence. 

With the help of Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you may be able to hold your doctor, nurse, or hospital accountable for your losses if you suffered injuries due to their careless actions. We have represented New Hampshire medical malpractice victims for over a decade, so you can trust us to handle every aspect of your claim with the utmost care. Reach out to us at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form

What Types of Medical Malpractice Cases Do Lawyers Handle?

Our New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyers have worked on all types of medical malpractice claims, but our goal of holding the liable party accountable always remains the same. The following are prevalent types of medical malpractice cases represented at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers:

Misdiagnoses and Failure to Diagnose 

When a patient is ill, they may have a limited time to get diagnosed and treated. Illnesses can rapidly evolve and impact other body functions, becoming harder to treat over time. If your doctor failed to diagnose your condition, you could suffer further injuries and other damages that could have been prevented.

If a medical professional gives the wrong diagnosis to a patient, they may be liable for medical malpractice. This type of negligence can result in severe, lifelong harm to the patient. If the doctor correctly identified and treated your injuries, you could have been cured promptly instead of prolonging or worsening your condition. 

Surgical Mistakes 

Even the simplest surgeries can leave you susceptible to injuries. You rely on surgeons to provide highly detailed treatment and only perform a procedure if absolutely necessary. If a surgeon fails to perform your surgery with the required attention, expertise, and skill, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. Examples of common surgical errors include the following: 

  • Puncturing an organ
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Nerve damage
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Cosmetic malpractice
  • Leaving surgical equipment inside the patient

If you have sustained injuries due to surgical negligence, our professional lawyers may conduct a thorough investigation to hold the at-fault party accountable and seek justice.

Anesthesiology Errors

An anesthesiology error can cause permanent injuries and lifelong psychological distress. The following are prevalent errors in this type of medical malpractice claim:

  • Neglecting to review a patient’s medical history
  • Errors in calculating the proper dosage
  • Triggering an allergic reaction 
  • Failing to prevent an adverse drug interaction
  • Administering too much or too little anesthesia
  • Failing to monitor a patient during surgery or operation
  • Making intubation errors or failing to administer oxygen properly

We understand the severity of injuries resulting from anesthesiological errors, so we are here to listen to your story and build a solid claim to achieve a fair settlement.

Birth Injuries 

Birth injuries can cause severe damage to expecting mothers and their newborn babies. These injuries often occur when a medical professional fails to respond to signs of distress, provide the proper treatment to expecting mothers, or identify serious prenatal conditions. In these cases, the healthcare worker may be liable for birth injuries, cerebral palsy, or wrongful death.

How to Prove Negligence in a New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claim

If you file a medical malpractice claim against your doctor or another medical professional, you must prove the liable party’s negligence. This may seem daunting, but we are here to help you understand what you need to prove and the evidence you need to achieve a successful outcome.

Burden of Proof

When proving fault in medical malpractice claims, you have to fulfill the burden of proof. This means you are responsible for presenting evidence that proves the following:

  • Duty of care: The at-fault party owed you the responsibility to care for your health and safety.
  • Negligence: They neglected to uphold this standard of care by acting carelessly.
  • Causation: This negligence directly caused your injuries and other damages.

You must also provide proof of an established doctor-patient relationship to confirm they owed you a duty of care. We can help you obtain and analyze the necessary evidence to prove these points and secure a positive outcome.

Gather Evidence

Having clear and ample evidence is crucial for proving negligence in medical malpractice claims. After discovering a medical professional has caused your injuries, you can take the following steps to protect your rights and strengthen your claim:

  • Take photos and videos of your injuries
  • Keep track of medical bills and expenses
  • Request medical records
  • Keep a journal of how your injuries affect you emotionally
  • Contact an experienced New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyer

These actions help you prove the existence of your injuries, their potential causes, and how they have impacted your life physically, psychologically, and financially. Our New Hampshire medical malpractice attorneys utilize other medical professionals who provide their assessment of your injuries. This testimony offers further insight into the negligent actions of the liable party and how they neglected their duty of care. 

How a New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help With Your Claim

The aftermath of sustained injuries due to medical malpractice can be overwhelming. You deserve time to focus on recovery instead of worrying about the legal processes. Our Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers allow you to do that by handling every aspect of your claim, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation 
  • Gathering and reviewing evidence
  • Answering your legal questions
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Identifying a liable party
  • Calculating your claim’s worth
  • Speaking on your behalf
  • Utilizing resources to strengthen your claim further
  • Filing your claim on time and properly

We understand that every medical malpractice claim is different, so we work with you to develop a customized plan tailored to your needs and goals. With our caring legal team by your side, you can have a stress-free legal experience.

Speak to Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers About Your New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claim

If a medical professional’s negligence caused your injuries, you deserve a top-tier New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyer who fiercely advocates for you. Our Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help you file a medical malpractice claim to hold the liable party responsible for their irresponsible behavior. We strive to pursue what is right and make the legal process easier for you.

We provide award-winning representation that has received recognition from outlets like Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers. Our medical malpractice team includes experienced attorneys J. Tucker Merrigan, Peter M. Merrigan, Jessica Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri, assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. With our record of satisfied clients and successful results, you can rest assured that your claim is in the best hands. To schedule a complimentary consultation, call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form.

Award-Winning Legal Team

Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

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Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.

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