We all put our trust in the medical profession when we are ill and at our most vulnerable - and usually, we are very grateful for the skilled treatment we receive. But sometimes things do go wrong - perhaps catastrophically wrong. If you or your loved one has suffered harm due to medical malpractice or negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation for the harm and distress you’ve experienced. In this very complex area of law, a medical malpractice lawyer will fight for your rights. This is bound to be a difficult time for you and your family, so it’s vital that you can trust your medical malpractice attorney. Here at the State Bar Attorneys Directory, powered by Best of the Web, all of the medical malpractice law firms we list have been screened and verified for your peace of mind. 

Power Rogers L.L.P.
70 W Madison St
Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602

After an injury, you need the right lawyer. Our team is here to fight for you with superior skill, experience, and results. We put our clients first and will work hard to protect your rights. Our Results Speak for Themselves. Our attorneys have recovered over $4 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. And, Power Rogers has achieved the #1 spot…

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Phone(312) 313-0202

Power Rogers L.L.P.
70 W Madison St
Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602

After an injury, you need the right lawyer. Our team is here to fight for you with superior skill, experience, and results. We put our clients first and will work hard to protect your rights. Our Results Speak for Themselves. Our attorneys have recovered over $4 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements. And, Power Rogers has achieved the #1 spot…

Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard

San Jose negligence and medical malpractice lawyers help people throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area.

3.5
8 Verified Reviews

Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard

San Jose negligence and medical malpractice lawyers help people throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area.

My Philly Lawyer

Lawyers provide medical malpractice legal counsel for birth injuries, emergency room mistakes, post surgical errors, failure to diagnose and wrongful death.

3.8
10 Verified Reviews

My Philly Lawyer

Lawyers provide medical malpractice legal counsel for birth injuries, emergency room mistakes, post surgical errors, failure to diagnose and wrongful death.

Baker & Baker
FL

Law firm on the Gulf Coast focused on general and medical malpractice suits.

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Baker & Baker
FL

Law firm on the Gulf Coast focused on general and medical malpractice suits.

Begam & Marks, P.A.
111 W Monroe St
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85003

The personal injury attorneys of Begam & Marks, P.A. handle legal cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice in Phoenix, AZ.

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Phone(602) 254-6071

Begam & Marks, P.A.
111 W Monroe St
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85003

The personal injury attorneys of Begam & Marks, P.A. handle legal cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice in Phoenix, AZ.

Bruce G. Clark & Associates, P.C.
NY

New York malpractice attorneys provide legal advice to those with cases involving doctor error, emergency room error and misdiagnosis.

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Bruce G. Clark & Associates, P.C.
NY

New York malpractice attorneys provide legal advice to those with cases involving doctor error, emergency room error and misdiagnosis.

Buxbaum Daue PLLC
3301 Great Northern Avenue
Suite 201
Missoula, MT 59808

At Buxbaum Daue, our team offers decades of experience and a real sense of compassion to every case. We only take cases we truly believe in and strive to bring justice to those who need it most. We believe in creating real change not only for our clients who have been harmed by medical negligence or personal injury but also… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(406) 327-8677

Buxbaum Daue PLLC
3301 Great Northern Avenue
Suite 201
Missoula, MT 59808

At Buxbaum Daue, our team offers decades of experience and a real sense of compassion to every case. We only take cases we truly believe in and strive to bring justice to those who need it most. We believe in creating real change not only for our clients who have been harmed by medical negligence or personal injury but also… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A.
1510 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201

The auto accident and workers compensation lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. proudly serve clients in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. At Chappell, Smith & Arden, we believe a team of experienced, focused, and passionate trial lawyers gives injured clients the best opportunities to receive all of the financial compensation and medical treatment they need to recover as quickly… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(803) 929-3600

Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A.
1510 Calhoun St
Columbia, SC 29201

The auto accident and workers compensation lawyers at Chappell, Smith & Arden, P.A. proudly serve clients in Columbia and throughout South Carolina. At Chappell, Smith & Arden, we believe a team of experienced, focused, and passionate trial lawyers gives injured clients the best opportunities to receive all of the financial compensation and medical treatment they need to recover as quickly… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell
951 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Our firm was founded to provide legal representation to individuals with personal injury, wrongful death and medical negligence claims. We regularly represent victims of motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, trucking accidents, premises liability, defective products, construction and workplace injuries, electrical accidents, fires and explosions, and other types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents, and we have more than 120…

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Phone(317) 488-5500

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell
951 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Our firm was founded to provide legal representation to individuals with personal injury, wrongful death and medical negligence claims. We regularly represent victims of motor vehicle collisions, medical negligence, trucking accidents, premises liability, defective products, construction and workplace injuries, electrical accidents, fires and explosions, and other types of personal injury and wrongful death accidents, and we have more than 120…

CMG Law
115 Ne 100th St
Ste 220
Seattle, WA 98125

CMG Law Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seattle Washington Why Hire Us As Your Medical Malpractice Attorneys? If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic harm due to a medical error, your family is already suffering from the stress related to it. CMG Law has been helping people like you pursue medical malpractice claims for over 40 years. With our experienced… Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(206) 443-8600

CMG Law
115 Ne 100th St
Ste 220
Seattle, WA 98125

CMG Law Medical Malpractice Attorneys Seattle Washington Why Hire Us As Your Medical Malpractice Attorneys? If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic harm due to a medical error, your family is already suffering from the stress related to it. CMG Law has been helping people like you pursue medical malpractice claims for over 40 years. With our experienced… Unclaimed: Claim this business

Galfand Berger, LLP
1835 Market St
#2710
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Helping injured people since 1947. Specialties include Auto Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice. Call for free legal advice.

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Phone(215) 665-1600

Galfand Berger, LLP
1835 Market St
#2710
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Helping injured people since 1947. Specialties include Auto Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice. Call for free legal advice.

Ginsburg & Associates
2112 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ginsburg nursing home negligence & malpractice lawyer of Philadelphia will help your loved ones get the respect that they deserve. If its nursing home abuse or an accident Ginsburg Law is who to call.

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Phone(215) 892-1455

Ginsburg & Associates
2112 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ginsburg nursing home negligence & malpractice lawyer of Philadelphia will help your loved ones get the respect that they deserve. If its nursing home abuse or an accident Ginsburg Law is who to call.

Hopkins Law Firm Injury Attorneys
12019 Ocean Highway
Suite 160
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

We opened Hopkins Law Firm in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in 2013 based on a couple of important principles: Principled, Practical & Personal! We believe the law is here to guard your rights; and you deserve to know that your lawyer isn’t someone to be afraid of. We now have an offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach serving the entire…

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Phone(843) 314-4202

Hopkins Law Firm Injury Attorneys
12019 Ocean Highway
Suite 160
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

We opened Hopkins Law Firm in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in 2013 based on a couple of important principles: Principled, Practical & Personal! We believe the law is here to guard your rights; and you deserve to know that your lawyer isn’t someone to be afraid of. We now have an offices in Charleston and Myrtle Beach serving the entire…

J&Y Law Firm
500 Capitol Mall
Suite 2350-123
Sacramento, CA 95814

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? We can help. Our experienced car accident lawyers have recovered millions for injury victims. Call our office today to speak to an attorney and receive a free evaluation of your case. 888-806-6722.

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Phone(916) 850-2697

J&Y Law Firm
500 Capitol Mall
Suite 2350-123
Sacramento, CA 95814

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? We can help. Our experienced car accident lawyers have recovered millions for injury victims. Call our office today to speak to an attorney and receive a free evaluation of your case. 888-806-6722.

Janet, Jenner & Suggs
366 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, finding justice for those harmed by hospital negligence. Specialists in birth injury, cerebral palsey, and dangerous medical devices.

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Phone(828) 771-0500

Janet, Jenner & Suggs
366 Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

Law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, finding justice for those harmed by hospital negligence. Specialists in birth injury, cerebral palsey, and dangerous medical devices.

Kirby & Holt, LLP
3201 Glenwood Ave
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

Focus on catastrophic personal injuries due to accidents and medical malpractice

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Phone(919) 881-2111

Kirby & Holt, LLP
3201 Glenwood Ave
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

Focus on catastrophic personal injuries due to accidents and medical malpractice

Law Office of Deborah G. Casey
1321 E Morehead St
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28204

For more than 14 years, North Carolina medical malpractice claim attorney Deborah G. Casey has stood strong as a champion for those who have been injured by negligence. If you or a family member have been injured because of medical malpractice or negligence, contact us today for a free initial consultation with our registered nurse. After obtaining a full description…

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Phone(704) 372-1262

Law Office of Deborah G. Casey
1321 E Morehead St
Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28204

For more than 14 years, North Carolina medical malpractice claim attorney Deborah G. Casey has stood strong as a champion for those who have been injured by negligence. If you or a family member have been injured because of medical malpractice or negligence, contact us today for a free initial consultation with our registered nurse. After obtaining a full description…

Law Office of Sherwood Allen Salvan
575  Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

We specialize in attorney malpractice actions.

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Phone(917) 699-8416

Law Office of Sherwood Allen Salvan
575  Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

We specialize in attorney malpractice actions.

Law Office of Todd J. Krouner
140 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570

New York Lasik Malpractice Lawyer - Chappaqua Personal Injury Attorney With extensive experience and diversity in the practice of Lasik injuries and Medical Malpractice issues, the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner provides clients with the care, accuracy and dedication expected of a seasoned litigator.

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Phone(914) 769-8700

Law Office of Todd J. Krouner
140 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570

New York Lasik Malpractice Lawyer - Chappaqua Personal Injury Attorney With extensive experience and diversity in the practice of Lasik injuries and Medical Malpractice issues, the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner provides clients with the care, accuracy and dedication expected of a seasoned litigator.

Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
1800 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The attorneys at the Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm of Lowenthal and Abrams are more than just legal advocates, we are pillars of support for our neighborhood and community. We have been in business for over thirty years and have many experienced lawyers that have won awards over the years. We also have an attorney on staff that is also…

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Phone(215) 238-1130

Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
1800 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The attorneys at the Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm of Lowenthal and Abrams are more than just legal advocates, we are pillars of support for our neighborhood and community. We have been in business for over thirty years and have many experienced lawyers that have won awards over the years. We also have an attorney on staff that is also…

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What is Medical Malpractice Law?

Legally speaking, medical malpractice is the tort committed when a medical professional fails to execute their duty to their patient. Doctors and other medical professionals must adhere to certain standards of care when treating patients. To prove medical negligence, you must prove that the professional breached those standards of care and that this breach caused harm. A skilled medical negligence attorney will be able to do this.

What Types of Harm Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help With?

 

Medical negligence and mistakes can cause many types of harm, from minor injury up to and including, sadly, death. Examples may include:

 
  • Wrongful amputation or amputation of the wrong limb
  • Birth injuries resulting in harm to the infant
  • Drugs administered at the wrong dosage causing harm, or the wrong drugs being used
  • Unnecessary treatment performed to increase billing
  • Failure to diagnose cancer or another disease, or diagnosis errors
  • Medical utensils being left inside a patient following surgery
  • Errors in anesthesia resulting in death or a patient waking during surgery
  • Treatment carried out without the patient’s informed consent
  • Defective medical devices
 

There are many other kinds of medical malpractice - your medical malpractice attorney will help you determine whether you can make a claim.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Medical Negligence Attorney?

 

Most medical malpractice law firms operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront to your medical malpractice attorney - but they will take a percentage of your eventual settlement as their fee. Typically, this percentage will be around 33%. If you don’t win your case, you will pay nothing.

 

Medical malpractice cases are typically very complex, however. There may be other costs involved - for example, court filing fees or expert witness fees - so ask your malpractice attorney for full details before you hire them.

 

Tips for Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

 

If you’re looking for a medical malpractice lawyer or medical negligence attorney, you are almost certainly in a stressful situation to begin with.

 

Trying to find the best malpractice attorney to handle your case is yet one more stress you could do without - but there are ways of choosing a malpractice law firm that can save you time and stress.

 

Ideally, you need to find a medical malpractice attorney with a great deal of experience in your particular type of injury or case; some malpractice law firms specialize, for example in birth injury, so it’s worth looking around to see who specializes in your area.

Most people won’t already have a medical negligence lawyer in mind when they start this process - for you, one of the best options is to use a specialist attorney directly, like our State Bar Attorneys Directory. We screen and verify all of our listings to give you peace of mind, so you can be sure that when you choose a medical malpractice attorney from our listings, you will be in good hands.

Here you can also narrow your search to malpractice attorneys in your state, and you can read reviews right here in the directory, making it easy to see who are the most trusted malpractice attorneys near you.

 

FAQ on Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

 

1 - Is there a time limit on making a medical negligence claim?

 

Yes. However, this varies from state to state, and in many states, there are up to four different kinds of medical negligence deadlines to consider. Typically, you will have between two to six years following the incident within which to file a lawsuit.

 

However, the Discovery Rule allows for exceptions to this, where the patient did not discover the harm until after the standard statute of limitations had expired - for example where a surgical error did not start to cause pain until years after the operation.

 

There are also separate rules in most states where the patient is or was at the time of the malpractice a minor child. 

 

To ensure that you don’t fall foul of the complex deadline rules, you should consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as you think you may have experienced medical negligence, even if the incident occurred many years ago.

 

2 - What kind of damages can I recover by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

 

Tactualact damages and compensation you might receive from a medical malpractice case will of course depend on the nature and severity of what you experienced. As a general rule, however, you may be able to claim compensatory damages for medical bills and equipment, home care, lost earnings, emotional duress, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

 

You may also be able to claim punitive damages, although these are rare in medical negligence cases and will usually only be awarded where it can be shown that the medical professional acted intentionally to cause harm or was particularly reckless in their behavior. 

 

A good medical malpractice attorney will ensure that you can recover the maximum medical negligence compensation available to you.

 

3 - Is nursing home abuse a medical malpractice issue?

 

Not usually - although elder abuse attorneys and nursing home lawyers specialize in handling those types of cases as a separate area of law.

 

In medical malpractice law, a case usually requires the existence of a doctor-patient type relationship, rather than just a residence in a nursing home. If your loved one was receiving medical treatment in the nursing home, and it is the medical treatment that has caused harm, then that may be a medical negligence case. However, if it was the care and treatment carried out by the care staff that caused the harm, this is unlikely to count as medical malpractice.

 

So if you or your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse or negligence, you should speak to a specialist nursing home abuse attorney rather than a medical malpractice lawyer.

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