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Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorneys Support Medical Malpractice Claims

Springfield firm provides representation for victims of negligent healthcare providers

You have a right to expect the treatment you receive from a medical professional to meet a certain standard of care. When that treatment leads to injury or illness because of negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation. At Ross & Ross, P.C. in Springfield, our attorneys continue a long tradition of providing exceptional representation to personal injury victims in western Massachusetts. Our firm has experience handling medical malpractice claims and understands that in these cases, expert witness testimony is necessary to determine that required professional standards have been breached. We will assemble all evidence and consult expert witnesses to make your claim as strong as possible.

Experienced counselors offer skilled service in birth injury matters

The birth of a child should be an amazing and wonderful experience, but in the event that the child or mother is injured during labor or delivery, the medical practitioner may be held responsible for the harm suffered by the baby. Common causes of medical malpractice that affect infants during or after birth include:

  • Brachial palsy injuries — These types of injuries affect the bundle of nerves that control movement in the hands and arms. The most common cause is shoulder dystocia, which occurs when the baby’s shoulders become stuck during childbirth and the obstetrician must use more force than normal during the delivery.
  • Brain injuries — Oxygen deprivation during or after childbirth can occur when a physician fails to carefully monitor an infant. Even mild hypoxia can lead to cognitive deficits, but a severe loss of oxygen can cause serious health problems such as cerebral palsy and chronic seizures.
  • Cephalohematomas — The use of forceps or vacuum extractors during childbirth has been known to cause cephalohematomas, or clots between the skull and membrane covering it, in infants. This injury is typically identified by a raised bump on the baby’s head after birth. Cephalohematomas cause bleeding directly under one of the cranial bones and can raise other health risks such as jaundice and meningitis.

If you or your child has been injured in the birth process due to the carelessness of a medical professional, our experienced personal injury attorneys can act immediately to file for damages.

Reputable firm assists with claims of surgical error

While every surgery comes with some risks, surgical mistakes go beyond the known risks of surgery: they are serious errors that could have been prevented. There are several causes for surgical errors, including incompetence, poor communication, fatigue, or insufficient preoperative planning. While the range of surgical errors is wide, some of the most common include injuring a nerve during surgery, administering the incorrect amount of medication, operating on the wrong body part, or performing an incision at the wrong location. If you have become the victim of a surgical error, you should seek representation from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible, as you typically have three years from the incident to file a medical malpractice claim in Massachusetts.

Skilled personal injury firm handles malpractice claims involving diagnostic errors

It is typically more difficult to prove a claim of medical malpractice on the sole basis of a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. However, in the event that the error caused your injury or illness to worsen more than it would have with an accurate diagnosis, you could have a strong claim. We could also seek damages for anxiety, stress, medical problems, and expenses for unnecessary treatment in the event of a misdiagnosis. If there was a negligent error in your diagnosis, we can explore your options in filing a medical malpractice claim.

Contact a Springfield medical malpractice attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured through medical malpractice, you need experienced representation for your claim. At Ross & Ross, P.C. in Massachusetts, our attorneys have more than 90 combined years of experience supporting these claims for our clients. Please call 413-459-4875 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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