Medical Malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to comply with an applicable standard of care, causing damage to an individual. According to researchers from Johns Hopkins and other notable medical centers, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. This statistic is shocking, given the advances in medicine that we have seen, and it underscores the necessity of retaining experienced legal counsel to evaluate and prosecute your medical malpractice claim.
The Law Office of James M. Urtis has been prosecuting medical malpractice claims for the past 25 years. That length of experience is what distinguishes us from a lot of other firms that claim to be experienced litigators in relation to medical negligence. An experienced practitioner can easily identify errors in medical care which the record attempts to disguise. The trust that patients put in hospitals and doctors and the enormous sums of money paid for the treatment mandate that healthcare providers be held to the applicable standard of care. We know the standard of care and we know when it has been breached. There are grave outcomes associated with medical errors. Death, disability, dismemberment and cognitive injuries are but a few of the devastating injuries resultant from medical errors.