A person seeking medical care deserves treatment that meets or exceeds the standard of care for the medical profession. Unfortunately, in many cases, just the opposite occurs.
According to the National Academies of Sciences, between 44,000 and 98,000 people are killed each year by medical errors in hospitals due to human error and systemic problems. That is more than the number of people who die each year from car accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. Additionally, more than 7,000 deaths from medication errors, which take place both in and outside of hospitals, occur annually — exceeding those from workplace injuries.
Despite this prevalence, medical malpractice cases can be complex and difficult to prove. It is important to have a law firm with sophisticated medical knowledge that understands the value of medical experts and has the financial wherewithal to litigate such cases.
Examples of medical errors include:
- Improper diagnosis
- Surgical injuries
- Objects left in the body
- Bad reaction to drugs
- Improper transfusions
- Mistaken patient identities
At McHugh Fuller, we have decades of experience representing patients and their family members in cases arising from medical malpractice. Because of our relentless representation, we have obtained substantial recoveries on behalf of those who have been catastrophically injured or killed due to medical negligence.