Lowell, Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Most individuals seek medical care expecting to have positive outcomes and get better, not worse. However, a study published by John Hopkins revealed that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors, making medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the United States.
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of a hospital, doctor, nursing home, hospice, or other healthcare providers, as a Tewksbury and Lowell medical malpractice attorney I would look forward to helping you. I have nearly two decades of legal experience successfully representing clients in personal injury cases, and have recovered significant compensation for injured clients and families. If you were injured because of inadequate or deficient medical treatment, a misdiagnosis, or a prescription error, call me today to schedule a free consultation.
Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with Tewksbury and Lowell medical malpractice lawyer Paul King. He can discuss your circumstances and explain your legal options.
What Are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Massachusetts?
At the Law Office of Paul M. King, P.C., I am committed to helping victims of medical malpractice secure the full and fair compensation they rightfully deserve.
Medical malpractice involves the failure by a medical professional to meet the expected standards of professional care. Such failure can include:
- Misdiagnosis. If a doctor examines a patient but fails to diagnose the correct illness or specifies a patient has no discernible illness, this could be malpractice.
- Delayed Diagnosis. Similar to misdiagnosis, a physician makes an incorrect diagnosis at first but may eventually arrive at the correct diagnosis during a delayed diagnosis. Unfortunately, the delay could exacerbate a condition, leading to significant injuries and increased medical costs.
- Pharmaceutical Errors. Drug errors can occur at any stage of the drug administration process, from prescription to administration. Thus, doctors, medical professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists could all be held liable for pharmaceutical errors.
- Surgical Errors. Before undergoing surgery, a patient must sign a consent form, acknowledging the level of risk involved in a procedure; however, they cannot consent to surgical errors. As such, if mistakes, such as removing the wrong organ, operating on an incorrect patient, leaving medical instruments in a person’s body, or dispensing inadequate amounts of anesthesia occur, the physician and hospital may be liable for any injuries caused.
- Birth Injuries. Preventable birth injuries occur in 7 out of 1,000 births, often leading to lifelong, debilitating conditions. If your baby was injured due to a negligent provider, I can help you seek justice and fair compensation.
- Failure to Treat. At times, a physician may correctly diagnose a patient but fail to recommend adequate treatment. These types of situations constitute malpractice, known as failure to treat.
- Medical Products Liability. Patients often suffer egregious injuries as a result of faulty medical devices. If a manufacturer of the equipment knew (or should have known) of the defect, they may be liable.
- Wrongful Death. If you lost a loved one because of a medical error, you might be entitled to sue for monetary compensation on their behalf. It’s important to note that in Massachusetts, a claim, with some exceptions, must be filed within three years of the date of the death. Consequently, it is critical not to delay in reaching out to our firm for guidance.
How Much Does an Experienced Lowell Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cost?
At the Law Offices of Paul M. King, P.C., I understand the financial burden that a family may face after a medical malpractice injury or death. I represent medical malpractice clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee unless compensation is recovered on your behalf.
Call Our Office to Get Help with Your Medical Malpractice Claim!
I offer a free, no-obligation consultation for injured victims who would like to learn more about their legal options for recovering compensation for medical malpractice injuries. I can listen to the facts of your case, explain the types of compensation to which you might be entitled, and discuss with you your legal options. Call me today to get started!
 Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S., Hopkins Medicine, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/study_suggests_medical_errors_now_third_leading_cause_of_death_in_the_us.
 Data & Statistics on Birth Defects, CDC, https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/data.html.
 A claim may also be filed within three years of the date an executor or administrator first knew or should have known a wrongful death claim was available.