Medical and Hospital Mistakes

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Suffering from a severe injury due to a medical mistake?

Patients rely on doctors and healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat them properly; however, when doctors and healthcare professionals make mistakes, serious injuries and even death are a likely scenario. The attorneys at Graves McLain will fight to help turn your life back around with effective and affordable medical malpractice law.

If your healthcare provider did not follow the standard of care when diagnosing or treating you or a loved one, and the care resulted in injury or death, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The attorneys at Graves McLain will find the best medical expert to review your case. We will carefully and thoroughly prepare your case and work diligently so that you receive the maximum compensation for your loss.

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Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Annually, over one million patient safety incidents are reported from hospitals across the United States. Unfortunately, this means that this staggering number of medical mistakes could likely have been prevented. Graves McLain has qualified lawyers ready to review your medical malpractice case, compile evidence that medical mistakes were made and prove the extent of the injuries or suffering that occurred as a result. Our knowledgeable attorneys know how devastating these mistakes can be to victims and their families.

While most babies delivered in the United States can be safely born with few or no physical injuries because of the process, around 29 out of every 1,000 babies suffer some kind of birth injury in the United States. Unfortunately, this can hinder the advancement of the child or cause other issues within the family over time. If your child was injured during the delivery process due to medical malpractice or negligence, the attorneys at Graves McLain can help you through a birth injury claim.

Although most of us trust surgeons and the modern medical industry, surgical errors are increasingly more common throughout the United States. Surgical mistakes can often have devastating effects leading to an even more prominent decline in health following a procedure that was supposed to help. Graves McLain can fight for you or your loved ones if a serious injury was related to surgical mistakes was sustained.

Thousands of deaths occur annually because of a missed or wrong diagnosis. Unfortunately, when this occurs, and a doctor fails to follow fundamental steps to obtain a diagnosis, death or serious injury may occur. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a wrong diagnosis from a medical professional that resulted in harm by no fault of your own, the experienced Graves McLain can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

The term “failure to diagnose” indicates that a patient has exhibited a set of symptoms that have gone undiagnosed by their medical care providers. As a form of misdiagnosis, failure to correctly address these issues can often cause harm to a patient and create legal ramifications. As a leading team of attorneys for medical malpractice cases, Graves McLain has the knowledge and experience to help clients that did not receive an accurate diagnosis obtain the compensation they are owed.

Suffering from a severe injury due to a medical mistake?

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help.

Annually, medication errors account for 1.3 million patient injuries and nearly on patient death each day in the United States. And, while we may rely on medical professionals to administer the proper dosage of the right medications, patients still can suffer when mistakes are made. If you or a family member has suffered because of a medication error, Graves McLain can help take action against the responsible parties.

While vaccines are designed to help enhance the body’s immune system and fight off disease, some side-effects may occur in around 1% of people. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides compensation to people who have been injured or died because of vaccinations. If you or your child received a vaccine that resulted in injury or more severe problems, Graves McLain can help get the compensation and justice you deserve.

Patients have a right to fully understand the condition they are suffering from and need to know what treatments and the risks associated with that condition will require. If a doctor fails to educate the patient on these risks and performs a treatment for which you are not properly advised on, you are generally unable to give informed consent, unless it is an emergency. If you or a loved one have suffered from an injury due to a lack of informed consent, Graves McLain can help ensure you get the claim you are entitled to.

All nurses have a moral and ethical obligation to report accidents or errors that occur to their superiors, regardless of what disciplinary actions they may face. While we often trust nurses to care for our loved one or ourselves, errors can have severe or fatal consequences. If you or a loved one has experienced issues stemming from nursing errors, our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in representing victims and can help fight for your claims.

Graves McLain Gets Results

Graves McLain Gets Results

When you are involved in medical malpractice as a patient, it can be difficult to determine who has your best interests in mind. Since there is so much at stake including your physical health, medical bills or lost wages and suffering, you need to ensure that you have a knowledgeable team working to help meet your best interests and thoroughly research the case to determine what is possible. Our experienced attorneys are ready to fight for your claim to get the compensation you are owed following medical malpractice.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Graves McLain have a proven track record of securing the maximum recovery for our clients. Our team will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve for your claim. Some of our medical negligence, medical malpractice and wrongful death settlements include:

Doctors did not uphold the standard of care for our client, and both she and her baby sustained injuries during the birthing process.

When her doctor failed to diagnose her breast cancer, our client suffered extensive damages before passing away.

We secured a lifetime of care for our client, who was provided with improper medication during an unidentified stroke and suffered permanent brain damage as a result.

Wrong medication issued to our client after major surgery resulted in permanent brain damage.

Our client received improper doses of medication for her medical condition and passed away.

Failure to diagnose a medical emergency. Recovery was secured on behalf of his family.

Improperly discharged from the hospital, after a missed diagnosis. The recovery was secured on behalf of the family.

Negligent care and incorrect administration of medication led to a newborn child passing away.

Doctors failed to recognize a symptomatic underlying condition and therefore did not provide life-saving surgery.

These are just a few examples of the settlements Graves McLain has been able to recover on behalf of our clients.

After medical mistakes, you should be able to focus on getting better – not negotiating with medical providers or ensuring your best interests are being considered over profit. Contact us today to let our medical malpractice attorneys begin reviewing every detail of your accident at no cost to you so we can start fighting for your rights and fair claim.

Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself

Nearly 84.3% of adults have contact with a healthcare professional annually. And, while we expect things to go smoothly, there is always a chance that the unexpected can happen and alter the remainder of your life or cause lasting problems. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can happen to anyone and, when it does, you need to ensure that you have the support needed to fight for your claim. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.

Finding legal counsel and a team of attorneys that have experience in medical malpractice is critical for successfully navigating the complex legal system and getting a fair outcome for the pain and suffering that you have endured because of mistakes. The attorneys at Graves McLain know this can be a challenging process for many individuals that are already suffering. In an ideal situation, no one would need to hire a lawyer due to medical mistakes; however, having legal counsel can ensure you can ensure your claim is paid in full and on time.

What to Do After a Medical Mistake

What to Do After a Medical Mistake

When you are the victim of medical malpractice, it can be hard to trust the medical system to further take care of your medical needs and make it right. Even worse, you may still be struggling with medical bills for the surgery or care that resulted in the mistake being made; however, you still need to follow a few key steps before pursuing damages or holding the responsible party accountable for the negligence. The attorneys at Graves McLain can answer any questions you may have about your medical malpractice claim. Once a medical mistake occurs, there are 4 key steps you should take in the following months.

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    Determine the Extent of the Mistake

    While minor mistakes are more likely to occur during surgical procedures or routine medical care, they may still carry severe consequences that affect the patient for life. Before taking any action, it is important to ensure you understand the extent of the mistake that occurred.

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    Document the Malpractice that Occurred or Associated Injuries

    Before you can begin a legal claim, you need to fully document the malpractice that took place and take note of any injuries that occurred as a result of the care you were provided. This can help give a detailed picture of what occurred and how it impacted you as a patient.

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    Monitor the Issue

    In some cases, medical mistakes may not be readily apparent and can have consequences that affect the patient in waves as they gradually become worse. Even a simple mistake can become far worse over time if left unattended. Take care to closely monitor the issues it may be causing and address them as needed.

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    Request a Legal Review

    With the above information in mind, you should have a solid idea of whether you need an attorney to review your medical malpractice case. No matter how small the mistake may seem, the medical malpractice attorneys at Graves McLain are here to review your case and help provide legal guidance if needed.

In the months following a medical mistake, it is important to listen to your body and address any issues that may arise to maintain your health. Even mistakes that seem minor may continue to evolve and cause unforeseen complications for the patient that received them. When you feel ready to seek legal action, the experienced attorneys at Graves McLain are here to ensure you have the insight and experience needed to complete the process.

We Can Help

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been injured by a medical mistake or malpractice that was not your fault, call Graves McLain right away at 539-777-1870. When you call one of our attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.

We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we do not get paid until you do.

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