Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a health care professional or provider in which treatment provided was substandard, and caused harm, injury or death to a patient. In the majority of cases, the medical malpractice or negligence involved a medical error, possibly in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment or aftercare. The error may have been because nothing was done (an act of omission), or a negligent act.
Medical malpractice law provides a way for patients to recover compensation from any harms resulting from sub-standard treatment. The standards and regulations for medical malpractice differ slightly from country-to-country; even within some countries, jurisdictions may have varying medical malpractice laws.
If you have been harmed or injured or are grieving the loss of a family member due to the negligence of a health care provider, the experienced and aggressive lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP can help you fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
Some examples of medical malpractice cases are:
Giving the patient the wrong dosage
Giving the patient the wrong medication
Leaving things inside the patient’s body after surgery
Operating on the wrong part of the body
Persistent back pain after surgery
Potentially fatal staph infections
Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
The caring, compassionate attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP can fight for you or your loved one.
The birth of your child is supposed to be a time of joy, and a time when you can trust the people around you. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes just like everyone else, including leading up to and during childbirth. If you or your newborn has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, let the experienced and compassionate attorneys at Scherr & Scherr, LLP put their expertise to work for you.
During pregnancy and childbirth, your doctors and other medical professionals must consistently maintain a strict duty of care to make sure that you and your baby are able to return home in good health. If they fail to do so, and if their failure causes harm to you or your child, you are entitled to just compensation. Doctors and hospitals carry substantial liability and malpractice insurance policies to cover patients’ medical expenses, lost income, and non-economic damages resulting from medical negligence – though they rarely pay without a fight. Our lawyers in Milwaukee have experience helping clients obtain insurance settlements and trial verdicts for many types of birth injuries.
Common medical errors resulting in birth injuries include the following:
Improper interpretation of ultrasounds
Failure to diagnose mother’s medical conditions
Failure to timely diagnose fetal distress
Failure to expedite delivery or perform a cesarean section (c-section) delivery
Improper prescription or administration of medication
Errors during delivery
Inadequate post-natal care
Our Wisconsin birth injury attorneys help families obtain substantial compensation for birth injuries such as:
Brain damage from oxygen deprivation or reduced blood flow
Bleeding in the brain
Permanent nerve damage
Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
Other brain injuries
Many people are hesitant to hold doctors accountable for their mistakes. Oftentimes this is because they are unsure whether a perceived mistake rises to the level of actionable malpractice. Our lawyers can help you understand your doctor’s obligations and make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue a claim for compensation. This information is completely free. We work on contingency, so you pay nothing unless we win a recovery.
At Scherr & Scherr, LLP, we are dedicated attorneys who are equal parts compassionate counselor and aggressive advocate. We put your interests first, and we are not afraid to go to trial to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us now to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.