Have you been injured due to medical malpractice or medical negligence? Have you suffered unexpected complications from a surgical or medical procedure where the risks were not properly explained to you?
Were you misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late to treat your illness or injury? Or have you lost a loved one to any of these circumstances? If so, Rob Kornfeld can help you.
Rob has been helping victims of medical malpractice for more than 30 years.
He understands what you’re going through, knows how devastating medical errors can be and the toll they can take on your life. If you’ve got medical bills piling up for the procedures that caused you the injury – from the doctor or hospital that provided you poor quality care – that can add insult to injury. Let us help.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice and medical negligence are terms that mean essentially the same thing. This occurs when a health care provider (doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, surgeon, radiologist, etc.) either offers treatment (or fails to offer treatment) resulting in care that falls below the reasonable standard.
Reasonable standard of care is what you should reasonably expect from a competent provider following standard diagnostic and treatment protocols. To pursue a claim for medical malpractice, the act or omission (lack of action) must have caused an injury to the patient or caused their death.
Types of medical malpractice cases Rob successfully handles:
- Failure to diagnose or failure to diagnose in a timely manner
- Stroke or aneurysm not timely diagnosed and treated
- HMO negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Nursing home negligence
- Surgical errors
- Child birthing injuries
- Failure to provide reasonable care or obtain informed consent
- Wrongful death
- Any other case where you suspect you or your loved one received substandard care
How common is medical malpractice?
Roughly 100,000 people are killed each year as a result of medical errors. Preventable medical errors are the sixth biggest killer in the US. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement estimates that 15 million people are harmed by improper medical treatment each year. Approximately 200,000 people each year suffer severe injuries as a result of medical negligence.
Research at Harvard School of Medicine found that 18% of people hospitalized are injured as a result of their medical care and many of the injuries are severe or life-threatening. Government research shows that every week, at least 40 surgeries are performed on the wrong area of the patient’s body, the wrong side of the patient’s body or the wrong patient entirely!
Unfortunately, it is all too common and if you suspect you have received improper care, there’s a good chance you’re right.
What are the warning signs of medical malpractice?
- If any of the following conditions arise after you received medical care, you may have been the victim of medical malpractice or negligence:
- If you or a loved one were sicker after a treatment or procedure
- If doctors, nurses or other health care providers refuse to answer questions about your treatment or side effects
- If your health care provider refused you a diagnostic test or treatment that is standard for your condition
- If your loved one perished after a treatment, surgery or hospital stay when their prognosis was otherwise positive
If you have any suspicions about the standard of care you or a loved one received, you should contact Everett Medical Malpractice Attorney Rob Kornfeld for a free consultation. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, HMOs and other providers will usually not admit to mistakes they have made, which can make your condition worse (or fatal). Rob can hold them accountable for the mistakes they made and the harm done to you for medical errors of any type. Don’t wait another day – medical malpractice cases are time sensitive.
Medical practitioners are known for closing ranks and trying to deny – at all costs – when they make a medical error. Don’t be a victim a second time. Call us!
Contact Rob for help today!
Rob is committed to helping people just like you who have been injured by medical malpractice or negligent care. Rob will aggressively pursue your claim to get you the best settlement possible and hold those who harmed you answerable for substandard treatment or mistakes made. Click here to review some of Rob’s recent significant settlements for other medical malpractice clients. Contact us today for a free consultation and immediate answers about your medical malpractice claim.