We trust our medical professionals and hospitals with our lives, and most provide a high standard of care. However, mistakes are sometimes made and instances of negligence occur, often at severe physical, mental and financial costs to patients.
The Boston medical malpractice lawyers at the Kiley Law Group understand the challenges faced by medical malpractice victims and their family members. Our law firm has more than 40 years of experience helping victims of medical negligence recover the financial security they need to restore their lives. If you were harmed or a loved one died as a result of a medical facility’s negligence or a health care provider’s carelessness, please call us today at 888-979-9323 for a no-cost consultation.
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Medical Malpractice Overview
Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Cancer Cases
Other Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical Malpractice Basics
The concept of medical malpractice is relatively simple: If a patient suffered harm due to a medical professional failing to reasonably perform his or her duties, the patient has the right to file a lawsuit to recover resulting damages. But there are complex requirements that must be met pertaining to medical standards of care in order to prove a medical malpractice claim.
You must prove that a doctor-patient relationship was present, and that the doctor deviated from accepted standards of care (this can also apply to a relationship with another medical provider, such as a nurse or pharmacist, or even a hospital, depending on the circumstances of your case). It must be proved that the health care provider was negligent and caused you harm. It must be demonstrated that the act of negligence was the direct cause of the injury. And finally, it must be shown that the injury led to specific damages, such as additional medical bills, and pain and suffering. Back to Overview
- Medication errors, such as the administration of the incorrect medication or an incorrect dose of medication
- Failure to recognize or respond appropriately to patient distress
- Inadequate sterilization or lack of cleanliness that contributes to infection
- Anesthesia errors
It is important to note that hospitals are typically only liable for the actions of hospital employees, such as nurses, paramedics and medical technicians. Surgeons and other doctors who work in hospitals are generally contractors, and when their negligence results in harm the hospitals are usually not liable. Back to Overview
The effects of pediatric malpractice are not always immediately evident, as children may be unable to convey the symptoms or the details of a harmful experience. Medical malpractice cases are bound by statutes of limitations, or established time frames in which victims have to pursue compensation for damages. Back to Overview
The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group have an extensive record of success in medical malpractice cases, and we have helped injury victims from across Massachusetts recover the compensation they need to restore their lives. If you suffered harm or a loved one died due to a surgical error, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Back to Overview
Compensation in Medical Malpractice Cases
- Additional medical costs
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In the event of death caused by medical negligence, family members may be able to pursue compensation for funeral and burial expenses as well as other damages, such as loss of consortium and lost earnings. Over 40 years of service, the Kiley Law Group has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our experience includes multiple medical malpractice awards of more than $10 million. Please contact us today for your free consultation if you believe medical negligence contributed in harm to you or the death of a loved one. Back to Overview
Breast Cancer and Medical Malpractice
If you believe a late breast cancer diagnosis was the result of a medical professional’s error, please contact the Kiley Law Group today for a free consultation. Our attorneys understand how to thoroughly investigate claims related to cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, and we’re here to help you through this challenging time. Back To Failure To Diagnose
Cervical Cancer and Medical Malpractice
At the very least, the failure to diagnose cervical cancer, or the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer, can lead to extensive medical costs. The Kiley Law Group has four decades of experience successfully representing medical malpractice victims. If you suspect medical negligence led to a late diagnosis of cervical cancer, please contact us today for a free consultation.
Colon Cancer and Medical Malpractice
With proper screenings, colon cancer can be detected before physical symptoms are obvious. If you were diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer after previous screenings, or if a loved one died of colon cancer that may have been detected too late due to medical error, please contact the Kiley Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys are ready to hear your story and advise you on your legal options. Back To Failure To Diagnose
Lung Cancer and Medical Malpractice
If you believe you were diagnosed with lung cancer late due to medical negligence, please contact the Kiley Law Group today for a no-cost consultation. Our attorneys have decades of success helping medical malpractice victims recover the financial security they need to move forward with their lives. Back To Failure To Diagnose
Prostate Cancer and Medical Malpractice
Prostate cancer is detectable in its early stages, and physicians should recommend screening for those who are at-risk. If you or a loved one received a late prostate cancer diagnosis that may have been due to earlier medical negligence, the attorneys at the Kiley Law are here to help. Please contact us today for a free consultation. Back To Failure To Diagnose
Brain Injuries and Medical Malpractice
The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the extensive costs associated with brain injuries, especially traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that result in the need for long-term care or death. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury that may have been caused by medical negligence, please get in touch with us today for a free consultation. Back to Other Case Types
Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice
In addition to the physical challenges of CP, the condition is accompanied by extensive medical costs and long-term therapy. The Kiley Law Group has decades of success helping medical malpractice victims and their families recover the financial peace of mind they need to move ahead. Please contact us today for a no-cost consultation. Back to Other Case Types
Medication and Anesthesia Errors
When doctors, nurses, pharmacists or anesthesiologists are negligent in their duties, they can be held accountable for the damages that follow. The Kiley Law Group has more than 40 years of experience successfully representing medical malpractice victims and their families. Please contact us today to learn how we can help you. Back to Other Case Types
Missed X-Rays or Pap Smears
If you suspect negligence in the medical testing process led to late diagnosis for a health problem, it’s advisable to discuss your case with an attorney. The Kiley Law Group has a proven record of success in medical malpractice cases, and our lawyers know how to thoroughly investigate claims of careless testing practices. Back to Other Case Types
Neurological Damage and Medical Malpractice
Although no amount of money can make up for the effects of neurological damage, adequate compensation can provide victims and their families with the support they need to restore their lives. The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the long-term physical and financial challenges of neurological damage, and when medical negligence is responsible we can help you pursue fair compensation. Please contact us today for a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Back to Other Case Types
Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice
In these circumstances, it’s crucial to work with a law firm that is well versed in both medical malpractice law and wrongful death cases. The Kiley Law Group has decades of success in medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, and our compassionate, aggressive attorneys know how to recover the compensation you and your family need to move forward with your lives. Back to Other Case Types
Contact a Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Coping with the effects of medical malpractice is not something you have to go through alone, and you shouldn’t. Even when the insurance providers of doctors, hospitals or other health care providers offer settlements, the money may not be adequate for the long-term costs of the resulting harm.
If you believe you suffered harm or a loved one died due to medical negligence, please call the Kiley Law Group today at 888-979-9323 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain; our attorneys never charge unless we collect for you.