Medical errors – sometimes referred to as medical malpractice – happen when a health care professional or hospital fails to provide proper medical treatment to their patients. Medical errors occur far more frequently than any of us realize and can occur in cases of a failure to diagnose a medical condition, a failure to treat a medical condition, a failure to provide proper and timely medical treatment, a failure to administer medications, the administration of an improper dosage of medication, and many other possible failures. At Silberblatt Mermelstein, we have handled a wide variety of medical negligence cases and we would be pleased to discuss any questions you might have about this area of the law.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When you use the services of a professional -- a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant, an architect -- you assume that the services you receive will be provided in accordance with professional standards. From time to time, however, mistakes happen. Even the finest and most careful professional will sometimes fall short of the standards of his or her profession. When a breach of professional standards occurs, sometimes recourse to the legal system is the only alternative.
Cases involving professional malpractice are subject to a specialized area of the law. The trial of such cases often pits one expert witness against another, each offering the jury a different perspective on the professional standards at issue and the relationship between the standards and the facts of the particular case.
Lawyers who handle professional malpractice cases must commit a substantial amount of time and resources to understand the details of the involved profession and the method by which the standards were breached. Malpractice lawyers must work closely with expert witnesses, preparing for a trial in which teaching the jury about the profession will be a crucial factor.
At Silberblatt Mermelstein, we have handled a wide variety of malpractice cases -- involving doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants and other professionals. We have engaged experts from across the country to assist our clients in enforcing their rights.
When you feel that you have suffered at the hands of a professional whose services have failed to measure up, contact Silberblatt Mermelstein to review your case.