Medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other medical provider deviates from accepted procedures or otherwise neglects to administer proper care to the patient, resulting in physical, emotional, or mental damages. This may include the failure to properly diagnose a disease or to administer proper treatments or medications.
Patients are customers and consumers, and not only have an expectation that they will receive proper services, but that their health and wellbeing will be a primary concern. Patients have the right to assume that the care and comfort they receive from medical providers will be proper and safe. In most cases, physicians and medical staff do uphold their end of this relationship. We Hold Medical Professionals Accountable when they fall short.
Our attorneys combine medical practice litigation experience and knowledge with a large network of doctors who help build strong claims of negligence. If your physician failed to adhere to the most basic standards of care, you need an attorney who can not only handle the complexities and overcome the challenges, but also uncover the coverage you need to move on with your life.
Medical malpractice can occur through procedural negligence, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, surgical negligence, hospital negligence, pharmacy errors, medication errors, and in other areas. We help area residents victimized by negligent care seek the justice they deserve. Contact us at 781-261-9977 for a free initial consultation.
South Shore Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Your Side
At McGowan & Lavin, our founder, Owen McGowan, has experience that goes beyond the handling of medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries, surgical errors or instruments left behind following surgery. He began his career on the defense side of negligent claims against doctors.
Owen understands the complexities of prenatal care and had handled matters of Obstetrical negligence. Today, he brings that insight into successful handling of claims, including one that resulted in a multi-million verdict for the wrongful death of a mother that led to the infant’s injuries. It ranked as the largest Massachusetts medical malpractice settlement in that calendar year. In addition, Owen has served as a lawyer, member and judge of Middlesex County medical malpractice tribunals. The job of the tribunal is to determine the merit of a medical malpractice case. Every plaintiff attorney must get approval from the board before proceeding with a claim against a doctor.
Bringing a legal claim against a doctor or hospital requires a good medical malpractice lawyer. Having represented many medical malpractice victims, we know that resulting injuries can be both life-threatening and life-changing, often requiring expensive surgeries and medical procedures, and may require a lifetime of treatment. We are compassionate counsel with an aggressive approach to malpractice cases. The representation we offer enhances your chances of a positive outcome in the courtroom and we fight for the maximum compensation our clients deserve. In a malpractice claim, you will need attorneys by your side who understand the complexities of such cases and have the resources to stand up to large healthcare facilities and their insurers.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced and qualified Massachusetts personal injury lawyer regarding a medical malpractice claim, please contact us.