All of us put our trust in doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals at some point in our lives. Often we rely on such professions to make very difficult decisions related to our health or the health of a loved one. Although most healthcare professions are qualified in what they do and guide us through the challenges of medical decisions quite well, everybody makes mistakes. If a caregiver is careless or negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient, it is the patient and the family that suffers. When mistakes (medical malpractice) affect the mental or physical wellness of our clients, we can help.
Gould Killian LLP has represented many individuals who have suffered injuries or complications as a result of medical malpractice. These cases span a wide variety of medical malpractice claims, from mistakes of surgeons and anesthesiologists in the operating room, to nurses, chiropractors and emergency medical technicians. Whether you are in a doctor’s office, hospital, walk-in clinic, or emergency room, seeing your primary care physician or a specialist, there is always the chance of a mistake.
Many patients assume that highly trained specialists like Cardiologists, OB-GYNs, Gastrointestinal doctors, Psychiatrists and Pediatricians always know the best course of treatment. However, some recommendations are just wrong, and sometimes even if the diagnosis or proposed course of treatment is correct something goes wrong along the way. Our attorneys take the time to listen and really hear you when you give us your medical history and the details of what happened. Even though you may be hurting, you will feel that you have a partner as well as an advocate working with you to find proper treatment, start healing, and compensate you for the wrongdoing.
Medical malpractice cases are very complicated and involve many phases and components. Your attorneys must be able to compile, review and evaluate medical records, locate and work with expert witnesses to support your claim and utilize the expert’s analysis of the pertinent evidence in the most beneficial manner to your case. Also important in this field is damages analysis: how much is your case worth?
It is essential that your attorney be ready to go to trial before a jury to present your case. Many law firms accept cases with no intention of going to trial, and therefore do not prepare the case properly in the event that the insurance company refuses to settle or does not offer an acceptable amount of money to compensate the client. Our attorneys are ready to go to trial in front of a jury and are prepared to present your case in a manner calculated to get you the compensation you deserve.