Medical Practice Representation
At LoPiano Kenny & Stinson our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help if you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice. Medical mistakes can cause serious personal injury and wrongful death. Medical professionals and employees must be held accountable when their negligence causes injury, pain and suffering and death.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Generally, "malpractice" is defined as the failure to exercise adequately, the skill, knowledge and care ordinarily possessed and exercised by other members of the profession acting under similar conditions and circumstances. This does not mean that every time there is a bad or unfortunate outcome there has been malpractice. It does not mean that every time a professional gives bad or wrong advice that he/she is liable for malpractice. Generally, the action (or inaction) that creates liability is the professional's failure to render professional services in a manner consistent with that of an ordinary or reasonable professional in the same or similar circumstances.
How can I tell if my case is malpractice?
In most situations, it takes an experts opinion to assess malpractice. An expert in the particular field would assess the situation and give an opinion as to what the standard of care was and if that standard had been violated. Keep in mind that different expert's may have different opinions.
What should a victim of malpractice do?
Immediately consult with a law firm that handles malpractice cases. Keep in mind that there are specific time limits within which malpractice cases must be filed. Some of these time limits may be as short as six months. Failure to comply with these time limits will result in the complete loss of all rights to pursue a malpractice claim.
Trust the Professionals at LoPiano Kenny & Stinson to handle your medical malpractice claim.