If you or a loved one suffered a serious or fatal injury during surgery or as a result of overmedication, you should discuss the circumstances with a lawyer who handles medical malpractice cases. Did the doctor, nurses, hospital, or pharmacists fail to adhere to an acceptable standard of care? Did the hospital employ personnel who lacked credentials or made a medical mistake? Discuss your concerns with the experienced lawyers and an on-staff registered nurse at the law offices of Golitko & Daly. To schedule a free consultation regarding a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact our legal office in Indianapolis, IN.
A Registered Nurse Who Truly Understands
One of our medical malpractice lawyers, Judith Golitko, also acts as a registered nurse. She is well-qualified to evaluate a suspected medical malpractice case from the standpoint of both attorney and health care professional. Our attorneys are prepared to listen compassionately and make appropriate recommendations as to whether you have a viable case.
We can advise you about strategies for pursuing the compensation you and your family need and deserve after a medical mistake results in injury or wrongful death. It is critical that you seek the advice of a skilled medical malpractice attorney to help you determine the best way to proceed for your unique case.
Medical providers know when they mess up, so they will take actions to cover it up.
You need to seek this advice as soon as possible—before any health care provider attempts to cover up or alter your medical records. Medical providers know when they mess up, so they will take actions to cover it up. We are here to act on your side.
Most Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Injuries
If we take on your medical malpractice case, we are prepared to bring in the most qualified experts that we can find. These experts can help to verify or pinpoint the root cause of your injury, such as:
- Surgical errors
- Surgical instruments left inside patients after a procedure
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Anesthetic errors
- Lack of informed consent
- Nursing medication error in a hospital or nursing home
- Medication dosage mistakes
- Premature release of a patient at risk
- Birth injuries and other injuries to babies
- Accidental overdose
Our attorneys can handle complex medical malpractice cases that result in serious injury and even death. If your loved one was fatally injured due to medical malpractice, we can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
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.
Don’t Wait to Contact Us About Medical Malpractice
To schedule a free consultation regarding a medical malpractice claim, contact our law firm today. When you meet with our registered nurse/attorney, you can begin the process of holding negligent health care providers responsible for their carelessness.