Holding Careless Medical Providers Accountable
Time and again, Golitko & Daly has seen how careless and unsafe hospitals and nursing homes have become. Physicians and hospitals are overworked and understaffed, leading to careless oversights. With the pressure to see and treat as many patients as possible looming over the shoulders of hospital workers, proper care is often hurried or overlooked completely.
Some hospitals have doctors and nurses that are not board certified or are otherwise under-qualified to handle a patient’s particular condition or illness. They may fail to call in qualified health care providers for assistance. Whether you were given too much or the wrong medication, or a surgical error led to injury, these actions can have catastrophic results, including:
- Loss of limbs
- Brian damage
- Lifelong injuries to an infant or child
Damages in Medical Malpractice Claims
Our attorneys use the most effective tactics to secure full compensation for all the expenses and losses you have suffered, including:
- Loss of love and affection
- Medical bills
- Lost wages due to an unpaid leave of absence or job termination due to an inability to perform
- Loss of earning capacity if your injury prevents you from returning to work permanently
In the event that medical malpractice led to the wrongful death of your loved one, our attorneys can also pursue compensation for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Prior medical expenses
- Loss of a source of income for your family
- Loss of companionship and nurturing
Take Action if You Suspect Medical Malpractice
It is important to keep in mind that not all injuries and deaths that occur in the care of a medical professional are considered medical malpractice. There is some level of risk associated with all medical procedures, but doctors have a duty to inform you of those risks in advance. If you do suspect medical malpractice, there are steps you should take.
- First, examine all the evidence available to you. If the injury seems extreme, determine if the doctor obtained informed consent from either the patient or his or her family prior to operating. If the doctor fails to furnish proof that informed consent was obtained, you may have a medical malpractice suit.
- Second, keep specific documentation regarding the treatment received. Retain written instructions from the doctor and any potential risks explained. Keep copies of all your medical bills and any other documentation relating to your procedure. This can provide necessary proof of negligence in your claim.
- As with other types of personal injury claims, statute of limitations apply to medical malpractice claims. If you believe your injuries or loved one’s death are the result of medical malpractice, contact Golitko & Daly right away. They will ensure the filing of your claim falls within these limitations.
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Medical malpractice is one of the more complex areas of personal injury law. Sometimes there is a sole negligent party, but more often than not, multiple parties are responsible for your injuries. At Golitko & Daly, we will conduct a full investigation to identify all potentially liable parties.
We work with a team of experts, along with our on-staff registered nurse, to provide expert testimony in these cases. They can determine the extent of damages suffered and assist in calculating appropriate amounts of compensation for your injury, lost wages, medical bills, and more. Because insurance companies do everything they can to minimize these claims, our attorneys will fight to ensure you receive full compensation. We are prepared and willing to take your claim to trial if needed to secure the settlement you deserve.