Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Representing Injured Patients & their Families
The Indianapolis malpractice lawyers at Lee & Fairman, LLP are committed to representing patients injured as a result of the negligence of doctors, nurses, clinics, and hospitals throughout Indiana. It is a disturbing but unfortunate fact that the very individuals we entrust with our health and well-being often cause us harm. Medical mistakes are one of the nation’s leading causes of death and injury, causing more deaths than auto accidents, breast cancer and AIDs. According to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study, as many as 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals each year as the result of medical errors.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Indiana Holding Medical Providers Liable for their Mistakes
Health care professionals in Indiana, including doctors, surgeons, dentists and nurses, owe their patients a duty to perform with the same degree of care and skill as a similarly situated medical provider in comparable circumstances. Failure to act in accordance with industry standards may constitute medical malpractice. A medical malpractice lawsuit is intended to compensate injured patients and their families for their losses and hold responsible parties accountable for their mistakes.
Lee & Fairman, LLP has significant experience representing clients in medical malpractice cases, including cases involving:
Surgery Errors – Surgical mistakes may involve performing surgery on the wrong site or on the wrong patient, errors in administering anesthesia, the use of unsanitary surgical instruments, or damage to organs surrounding the surgery location. A doctor’s general failure to exercise reasonable care may also result in a surgery injury.
Birth Injuries – A birth injury includes any trauma or injury sustained during the course of delivering a child. Some birth injuries are unavoidable, resulting from natural circumstances such as the baby’s size or position; other injuries may be related to miscalculations or mistakes made by those responsible for the care of mothers and babies during the birth process.
Diagnostic Errors – A diagnostic error occurs when the diagnosis of a condition is incorrect, missed, or unintentionally delayed. In some cases, equipment failures, miscommunication, or other system-related problems may result in a diagnostic error. A wrong diagnosis may also occur if a doctor or clinician chooses an obvious diagnosis based on common symptoms, rather than exploring every potential cause of a condition.
Medication Errors – Medication errors include incidences in which the wrong medication is prescribed, the wrong medication is received, the wrong dosage is given of the correct medication, or when medication is given in the wrong form or at the wrong time.
Following a Thoughtful and Methodical Approach to Medical Malpractice Cases
At Lee & Fairman, LLP our Indiana injury attorneys approach medical malpractice cases by conducting a thorough investigation and working with experts to determine the correct standard of care in a given situation. We only work with experts who seek to make the practice of medicine safer, not those motivated by a retainer fee. Based on our expert’s insight, we then analyze the facts to find what the medical providers did wrong, and whether patients were seriously harmed or died as a result of an error. Over the course of nearly 30 years, we have found that many medical mistakes were preventable, but for the carelessness of a health care provider.
Talk to an Experienced Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our experience handling medical malpractice cases enables us to prove the mistakes made by medical providers, and to hold them accountable for all the harms and losses their negligence or error may have caused. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a patient, please contact Lee & Fairman, LLP for a free initial consultation to discuss bringing a claim for medical malpractice. Taking action can ensure safer medical care and treatment for all of us.