Every year, countless people are injured or die from preventable medical errors. Whether a contributing factor of the harmful error is reduced staffing, hectic schedules, or an increase in demands from employers, it can nonetheless be traumatizing to suffer from a medical professional’s negligence. It is equally traumatizing if the harm is caused by a medical professional’s simple careless or reckless conduct.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP has experience in the field of medical malpractice and take pride in advocating for the best interest of our clients. We understand that choosing a lawyer to represent you in a medical malpractice claim is a task which requires the utmost care and consideration. Medical malpractice cases require a significant time commitment from your legal team due to the complexity of the discovery and litigation processes. Therefore, it is important to speak to a sophisticated team of legal professionals for help in discovering, proving, and recovering for personal injuries.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP pursues many types of medical malpractice claims including:
- Brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Harmful pharmaceuticals
- Hospital negligence
- Infection acquired at a hospital
- Surgical error
- Surgical negligence
- Wrong diagnosis
- Wrongful death
It is important to understand that medical malpractice is not merely having a poor health outcome after a medical treatment. Medical malpractice applies to a person who receives medical treatment that is below the acceptable “standard of care” for medical professionals. This “standard of care” refers to the generally accepted practices and procedures used by other medical professionals in the same geographic area when treating patients suffering from the same disease under similar circumstances.
Massachusetts law has a number of strict requirements that must be followed if you are moving forward with a medical malpractice suit. In addition to the burden of proof being on the plaintiff, the statute of limitations requires the plaintiff to bring suit within three years of the injury. However, there are few exceptions to the statute of limitations which may apply, including if the victim is a child under the age of six. In this event, the statute may be extended to six years.
Mitcheson & Lee LLP is dedicated to representing its clients who have suffered an injury due to a medical professional’s negligence. Our team’s goal is obtain justice for our clients and their loved ones. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP at (617) 939-4388 or (781) 223-3635.