MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

INTRODUCTION
Mistakes made by doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers can have a dramatic impact on a patient’s life, often leaving victims with significant pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent disabilities, and even death. Thankfully, healthcare providers carrier a significant amount of insurance to cover their mistakes and to compensate patients and their families for their injuries. In order to obtain compensation for the injuries that you sustained as a result of medical malpractice, you need an experienced and aggressive attorney would will fight to represent you against those powerful insurance companies. The lawyers at Matthew Farr Law would be honored to guide you through this complicated process and to fight for the compensation that you deserve.

WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider acts negligently, which is called “a breach in the standard of care.” The “standard of care” is what a reasonably competent healthcare provider, with similar training and experience, would do under the same or similar circumstances. When a healthcare care provider breaches the “standard of care,” and that negligence causes injury to a patient, the elements of a medical malpractice claim have been met.

WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER?
Damages in medical malpractice cases may include:

Past and future pain and suffering
Past medical expenses
Past lost wages
Future medical expenses
Future lost wages
Loss of ability to perform household duties

WHAT TYPES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES DO YOU HANDLE?
We handle all types of medical malpractice cases. Given the complexity of medicine, and the fact that the practice of medicine is always evolving, no two cases are exactly the same. We handle ANY case where a healthcare provider breached the standards of care and that negligence caused an injury to the patient.

While the scenarios in which a possible medical malpractice cases may arise are endless, here are a few examples of the more common cases that we see:

Wrongful death (a medical mistake, in any circumstance, leading to death)
Birth injury [insert link to other tab] Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
Nursing Home Abuse/Injuries
Amputation
Kidney injuries
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS, formerly referred to as RSD)
Gentamicin Toxicity
Stroke/failure to administer tPA (tissue plasminogen-activator, a clot-busting drug)
Cancer misdiagnosis
Medication errors
Surgical errors
Emergency room errors
Infection/Sepsis/SIRS

If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, regardless of what you believe to be the cause or nature of the negligence, call the lawyers at Matthew Farr Law today to discuss your case.

BIRTH INJURIES
INTRODUCTION
Birth injuries are some of the most emotionally and financially devastating injuries imaginable. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy or another significant injury as a result of an improperly managed pregnancy, labor and delivery, or in the newborn period, you are likely overwhelmed and need help. You and your child need an aggressive and competent advocate to fight for your child’s rights, and to help to secure their financial future. With the lawyers at Matthew Farr Law in your corner, you will be confident that you have a lawyer on your side who will fight as passionately for your child as you will.

WHAT DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER FOR MY CHILD?
The financial cost and amount of time and stress which goes along with caring for a child with disabilities can be overwhelming. Like any parent, you want the best possible care for your child, and you want to provide your injured child with all of the opportunities he or she deserves to get better and to live the happiest, healthiest life possible. Let the lawyers at Matthew Farr Law fight to try and recover enough money so that you can secure that future for your child.

Damages in birth injury cases may include:

Past and future pain and suffering
Past medical expenses
Future medical expenses
Future lost wages/loss of earning capacity

WHAT TYPES OF BIRTH INJURY CASES DO YOU HANDLE?
We handle all types of birth injury cases. Negligence during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or in the newborn period can result in many different injuries to mother and child. While the scenarios in which a possible birth injuries cases may arise are endless, here are a few examples of the more common cases that we see:

Cerebral palsy and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Intrauterine and fetal death
Death during the newborn period
Chorioamnionitis and maternal infection
Maternal death
Caput Succedaneum
Cephalohematoma
Erb’s Palsy and brachial plexus injuries
Birth Fractures
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

If your child suffered an injury at birth, regardless of what you believe to be the cause or nature of the injury, call the lawyers at Matthew Farr Law today to discuss your case.