When you go to a health care professional for a medical procedure or even just a checkup, you expect that professional to treat you with the best care possible. However, too often many suffer from avoidable medical tragedies. If you or a loved one were a victim of medical malpractice, contact the lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for an evaluation of your case.
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional acts negligent or fails to action when an emergency arises. This act of negligence can result in a medical error, which can lead to an injury or even death.
Medical errors are responsible for approximately 98,000 wrongful deaths each year. According to a Harvard University study, more than one million people every year suffer injuries because of mistakes caused by health care professionals or by malfunctioning medical devices.
The type of injuries caused by medical malpractice can affect your life severely. Such hardships you may experience can include:
Expensive medical bills
Ongoing and possibly invasive treatment
Expensive rehabilitation costs
Inability to return to work, resulting in loss of income
Physical and emotional pain
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
If you were injured by medical error, you have the right to legal recourse to help put your life back together. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP we seek compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, funeral expenses, and more. Our lawyers were part of a consortium of the nation’s leading law firms that achieved a $4.85 billion settlement for those who were injured or died after taking Vioxx, a pain-relieving drug.
If you were a victim, don’t delay. Contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP today for an evaluation of your case. If you have potential legal claims, would like to have the opportunity to help you.
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