Fighting for the Rights Of Those Injured by Negligent or Careless Actions

Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Were You or a Loved One Injured By a Doctor's Mistake?

Every year, countless people are injured or die from preventable medical errors. These errors often occur as a result of reduced staffing, hectic schedules, or an increase in demands from employers in hospitals. Regardless of how it happened, it can 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.

The Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Mitcheson & Lee LLP have experience in the field of medical negligence 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 that 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.

It is important to speak to a sophisticated team of legal professionals for help in discovering, proving, and recovering from personal injuries. Call (617) 934-3207 to speak to an attorney.

Medical Malpractice & the "Standard of Care"

It is important to understand that medical malpractice is not merely having a poor health outcome after receiving 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.

We pursue 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

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 that 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.

Medical Malpractice Tribunals in Massachusetts

Assuming the filing deadline has not expired, all medical malpractice cases in Massachusetts are required to be thoroughly vetted by a three-person tribunal. Under Massachusetts G.L. c. 231 § 60B, after a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed, the plaintiff must submit an "offer of proof" to a tribunal consisting of a superior court judge, a licensed physician, and an attorney licensed to practice in the state within 15 days of the defense's response to the plaintiff's complaint. During this time, the tribunal may subpoena records or summon witnesses to accumulate more evidence.

If the tribunal finds that the evidence is sufficient, the case is allowed to proceed. If the tribunal rules against the plaintiff, plaintiffs are required to file a $6,000 cash bond payable to the defendant within 30 days for the case to proceed; otherwise, the case is dismissed.

Damages for Malpractice Victims

Victims of medical malpractice may recover compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and other earnings
  • Lost earning potential
  • Permanent disability
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Massachusetts caps non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases at $500,000, though this cap may sometimes be exceeded in situations where the victim suffers from permanent impairment. The type and value of damages will vary on a case-by-case basis, therefore it is important to consult with a skilled attorney to get a better understanding of your eligible compensation.

Contact Mitcheson & Lee LLP Today

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 to obtain justice for our clients and their loved ones.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with our medical malpractice attorneys in Boston, contact us online or give us a call at (617) 934-3207.

Real Results from Our Boston Personal Injury Attorneys

See How We Have Helped Our Clients Recover Fair Compensation
  • $2 Million Spinal Cord Injuries & Nerve Damage
  • $300 Thousand Hip Fracture
  • $250 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $250 Thousand Orthopedic Injuries
  • $210 Thousand Non-Displaced Hip Fracture
  • $165 Thousand Serious Injury
  • $150 Thousand Serious Orthopedic Injuries
  • $150 Thousand Severe Nerve Damage
  • $120 Thousand Broken Arm
  • $110 Thousand Back & Knees Injuries
  • $105 Thousand Permanent Scarring on Face
  • $100 Thousand Wrongful Death
  • $100 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $100 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $100 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $100 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $90 Thousand Bulging Disc in Neck
  • $50 Thousand Cut on Forehead
  • $50 Thousand Serious Injuries
  • $50 Thousand Severe Knee & Back Injuries

What Our Clients

Have to Say About Our Services
  • “Reach out to Luke Mitcheson and he will handle your situation in a professional and fair manner!”

    Former Client

  • “Fast, aggressive & very familiar with personal injury law”

    Sela M.

  • “Highly Recommended!”

    John K.

  • “Professional & easy to work with!”

    John B.

  • “Great Results, Fast.”

    Willys R.

  • “The settlement was large and helped bring a measure of closure to a very unfortunate situation.”

    Former Client

  • “Although Luke didn't realize it, of all those surrounding me at a time of severe injury, including all health professionals, relatives and friends, Luke was the most respectable and positive of them.”

    S.T.

  • “Luke handled a case for us and obtained a very favorable settlement. We were very happy with the service he provided. He communicated each step of the process effectively without overwhelming us.”

    Ian

  • “Luke is respectful, personable, and hard-working. He got me a very fair settlement. It was a pleasure working with him and I would recommend him to family and friends.”

    Wendy

  • “I wholeheartedly recommend Luke for any personal injury cases that may arise.”

    LaRoy

  • “He was very organized, responded to me in a timely manner, and expressed genuine concern that I receive the proper care and compensation for my injuries.”

    Former Client

  • “I contacted Attorney Lee about a complicated personal injury issue. He represented me and obtained a fantastic result which I was very happy with. I recommend him to anyone looking for an injury lawyer!”

    Former Client

  • “I felt that Attorney Mitcheson was open and honest with me of the process, he was upfront about the cost, the service he would provide and what I would need to do.”

    Zobeida

  • “I am more than satisfied with his attention to my case. I would use his services again and I will continue to refer anyone with similar cases to him.”

    Carmen A.

  • “Luke Mitcheson is great! He did a wonderful job with my case and got a great settlement that I was pleased with.”

    Former Client