Medical malpractice is one of the most serious health risks facing our country today. In 1995, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee reported that medical malpractice injures 1.3 million hospitalized Americans annually and kills 100,000 people each year, making medical mistakes the third leading cause of preventable deaths, behind only cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse. Sadly, the response from the medical community and its insurers has been to launch a massive campaign complaining against malpractice lawsuits and seeking to impose limits on the amounts juries can award to the families of patients killed or catastrophically injured by medical error.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and hard-fought. It is important that injured patients secure legal representation by experienced trial attorneys with the know-how, will, and resources to investigate the case thoroughly, marshal the evidence needed to prove that the physician breached the standard of care, and see the fight through to the courtroom and verdict. Myers Lafferty is committed to prosecuting medical error that injures our clients and we fight hard to hold health care providers accountable for their mistakes.
If you believe you or a loved one may have been injured through medical malpractice, you can have the case reviewed by an independent physician hired by your attorney. Myers Lafferty has access to a large group of experienced and honest physicians who aren’t afraid to review another doctor or hospital’s medical care and to tell the truth in court if they find malpractice. Call one of our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.