We place a great deal of trust for our wellbeing and often our lives to the surgeons, other doctors and nurses that are treating us. We assume they will do their best, keep their continuing education and use the current recommended treatments. In short, we expect what their medical license mandates. More times than not, healthcare providers do an excellent job, and are indebted to them for their service. Mistakes happen, but sometimes those mistake should have been avoided. In fact, this is exactly why the medical board reviews cases involving serious injury or death.
DeMent Askew handles the claims of those that have been severely injured, as well as claims of families who have lost of loved one as a result of the negligence or carelessness of healthcare providers. Medical malpractice claims are complex and expensive to pursue, which is why fewer and fewer law firm will accept them. We treat every malpractice claim with the time and attention it deserves.
Preparing a Medical Malpractice Claim
We will obtain all of the pertinent medical records and review them to determine if the treatment rendered was substandard, or fell below the standard of care. We will employ the services of legal-nurse consultants to perform record reviews and prepare case summaries. We also has an extensive base of doctors and nurses which we employ as expert witnesses. We often review cases with multiple expert consultants to determine the likelihood of success for your case if we take it to trial. You don’t want to endure a lengthy legal process only to find your case lacks merit. We will pay all the expense needed to win your case, so we don’t want to either. Attorney Johnson will provide you al the information possible and make recommendation based on experience in order for you to decide as to whether you want to pursue a medical malpractice claim.
Should you decide to pursue a malpractice law suit, Attorney Jim Johnson will prepare a detailed claim summary and demand letter to the liability insurance company detailing all aspects of our case and all elements of damages. If necessary, we will promptly file a lawsuit and proceed to trial.
Some of the medical malpractice claims we’ve handled include:
- Emergency room errors, EMT negligence
- Surgical errors
- Leaving medical instruments or sponges in the body after surgery
- Failure to timely diagnose illnesses, including cancer
- Failure to properly treat illnesses
- Birth injury
- Failure to detect or properly treat bedsores
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Performing the wrong medical procedure or the right procedure on the wrong part of the body
- Improper prescription medication
DeMent Askew has the experience, knowledge and resources necessary to handle your case and to maximize to the fullest extent the compensation you or your family receives. Call (919) 833-5555 now to speak with an attorney about your potential medical malpractice claim.