People place their health and their trust in medical professionals every day. Doctors, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals owe their patients the best possible treatment. Patients trust them to provide professional services in a careful and competent manner. When something goes wrong because a health care provider has been negligent, patients can seek recourse through a malpractice lawsuit.
Nearly one hundred thousand deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by preventable medical errors. Many times more people suffer severe and permanent injuries as a result of medical malpractice. Without medical malpractice lawyers, these numbers likely would be much higher.
Medical malpractice injuries and illnesses are usually caused by delay of treatment, incorrect diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, performing incorrect procedures or performing procedures without a patient’s consent. These errors in judgment or performance can lead to conditions much more serious than those that led the patient to seek medical help in the first place.
Some of the most common injuries that medical malpractice attorneys encounter in their work include brain injuries, paralysis, scarring, blindness, organ damage or organ failure, coma or severe infections that require amputation of one or more limbs.
Schulman Blitz, LLP focuses on helping the people who have suffered the most severe injuries due to medical malpractice. These cases are difficult and expensive, and require the experience and resources only a firm like ours can bring. To these cases, we commit all of our legal and intellectual skills and the full financial resources of our firm. We are known for our advanced, sophisticated trial techniques, including the use of the most knowledgeable and independent expert witnesses. SCHULMAN BLITZ, LLP’s experts are leading authorities in their fields.
Looking for the Cause
To prove that a doctor or hospital is liable for injuries, our trial attorneys devote many hours to investigating the claim, deposing witnesses, examining documents and constructing trial exhibits. We uncover the actions, mistakes, and misdiagnosis that lead to the injury. We focus our efforts first on finding out what went wrong, and then on developing the clearest manner of explaining to a judge and jury, as well as our clients, what went wrong. By this careful examination of medical records, examination of hundreds of pages of depositions, and consultation with the nation’s leading medical authorities, we seek to identify the mistakes and prevent them from occurring again.
Our medical malpractice lawyers focus on taking care of our clients, who usually need lifelong services as a result of their injuries. We seek to provide our clients with access to the best medical care and the best medical technology to live as full a life as possible. For families who have lost loved ones and breadwinners, we seek to provide the financial security that was lost as a result of the medical malpractice.