Medical malpractice occurs when patients suffer life-altering injury or death as a result of preventable medical negligence by doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Approximately 98,000 deaths per year in the United States are attributed to preventable medical errors. Many of these claims involve a physician’s failure to diagnose serious diseases or medical conditions such as the failure to diagnose cancer, the failure to diagnose a spine fracture or the failure to detect and control an infection. Other types of medical malpractice claim involve childbirth complications, anesthesia accidents, negligent emergency room care, prescription medication error or diagnostic testing errors. Claims can also involve dental malpractice such as the failure to detect mouth disease or cancer, oral surgery errors or the misplacement of dental implants that cause nerve damage or permanent tooth damage.
Medical malpractice cases require a sharp trial attorney well-versed in medical issues. It takes a dedicated, skilled trial attorney with access to experts and other resources to make sure that your case is handled properly.
Boston, Massachusetts and Rhode Island injury lawyer Jonathan D. Sweet works diligently to make sure that those who commit medical malpractice are not allowed to hide behind the cloak of their professional status to avoid responsibility. Attorney Sweet has obtained successful results in many such cases, despite their very challenging nature and complexity. For more information about your potential injury case, contact Attorney Sweet anytime, day or night, seven days a week. There is never a charge for an initial consultation.