In our previous post we discussed an instance of medical malpractice that left a woman dead. While that was a truly sad event, Massachusetts residents may be even more heartbroken to hear that these instances are far from uncommon. And if you are injured by or lose a loved one to medical negligence, you are likely dealing with a complex set of emotions that include sadness and anger.
We at Colonna & Doyle understand how our clients in these situation feel, and we, just like them, want to resolve the matter in the most beneficial way for them. This may mean filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, and entering into settlement negotiations or taking the case to trial. In either event, we will be there every step of the way to protect our clients' best interests.
To recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit, a plaintiff must successfully show that a medical professional breached his or her duty of care to the plaintiff, resulting in injuries or death. Experienced attorneys, like those at Colonna & Doyle, will diligently work to establish the duty of care, define it accurately and demonstrate exactly how it was breached. This might require expert testimony and careful examination of medical records.
Additionally, a plaintiff's attorney will work to show the extent of their client's harm so that their client can seek the maximum compensation possible. A lawyer can assess every area of compensable harm and present them to the judge and jury, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, amongst others. However, succeeding on a claim often requires competent and passionate legal representation. Thus, if you or a loved one have been injured by medical malpractice, you should consider speaking with an attorney about your legal options.