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. 

Mercaldo Law Firm
1853 N Kolb Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715

The Mercaldo Law Firm vigorously represents seriously injured victims of health care providers in cases of medical negligence. The firm has a medical staff that includes a master's degreed registered nurse and former full-time nurse practitioner. The medical staff's function is to gather and analyze all medical records and interpret them, using exhaustive medical research.

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Phone(520) 624-1400

Mercaldo Law Firm
1853 N Kolb Rd
Tucson, AZ 85715

The Mercaldo Law Firm vigorously represents seriously injured victims of health care providers in cases of medical negligence. The firm has a medical staff that includes a master's degreed registered nurse and former full-time nurse practitioner. The medical staff's function is to gather and analyze all medical records and interpret them, using exhaustive medical research.

Peltz & Walker
222 Broadway
# 25
New York, NY 10038

New York City lawyer specializing in litigation defending physicians in medical malpractice law suits and license revocation proceedings brought by The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC).

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Phone(212) 349-6775

Peltz & Walker
222 Broadway
# 25
New York, NY 10038

New York City lawyer specializing in litigation defending physicians in medical malpractice law suits and license revocation proceedings brought by The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC).

Polewski and Associates
1911 Main St
Little Rock, AR 72206

At Polewski & Associates, our medical malpractice attorneys in Little Rock have over twenty years of experience helping people who have been hurt by medical negligence. Our malpractice lawyers know how to find out if there has been medical negligence, and we know how to win your case when we find it.

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Phone(866) 228-1716

Polewski and Associates
1911 Main St
Little Rock, AR 72206

At Polewski & Associates, our medical malpractice attorneys in Little Rock have over twenty years of experience helping people who have been hurt by medical negligence. Our malpractice lawyers know how to find out if there has been medical negligence, and we know how to win your case when we find it.

Powers & Santola, LLP
NY

Attorneys with offices in Albany & Syracuse, NY received top ranking for medical malpractice representation from "U.S. News" and "Best Lawyers in America."

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Powers & Santola, LLP
NY

Attorneys with offices in Albany & Syracuse, NY received top ranking for medical malpractice representation from "U.S. News" and "Best Lawyers in America."

Ripplinger & Zimmer, LLC
2215 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62226

This firm was founded in 1973. We are trial lawyers. We represent primarily claimants in serious injury and death cases and in legal, medical and other professional malpractice cases. We also represent clients in business litigation. We cover the entire states of Illinois & Missouri. George Ripplinger has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in Illinois: ATLA…

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Phone(618) 234-2440

Ripplinger & Zimmer, LLC
2215 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62226

This firm was founded in 1973. We are trial lawyers. We represent primarily claimants in serious injury and death cases and in legal, medical and other professional malpractice cases. We also represent clients in business litigation. We cover the entire states of Illinois & Missouri. George Ripplinger has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers in Illinois: ATLA…

Schochor Federico & Staton PA
1050 Connecticut Ave Nw
# 1000
Washington, DC 20036

At Schochor, Federico and Staton our goal is to offer exemplary representation to individuals in, Maryland and D.C. For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton have been leaders in the field of medical malpractice law. During this time, our clients have recovered more than $500 million in damages. With offices in Maryland and Washington D.C.,…

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Phone(202) 408-3300

Schochor Federico & Staton PA
1050 Connecticut Ave Nw
# 1000
Washington, DC 20036

At Schochor, Federico and Staton our goal is to offer exemplary representation to individuals in, Maryland and D.C. For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton have been leaders in the field of medical malpractice law. During this time, our clients have recovered more than $500 million in damages. With offices in Maryland and Washington D.C.,…

Schochor Federico & Staton PA
1211 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, MD 21202

At Schochor, Federico and Staton our goal is to offer exemplary representation to individuals who are the victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and negligence. For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton have been leaders in the field of medical malpractice law. During this time, our clients have recovered more than $500 million in damages.

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Phone(410) 228-1140

Schochor Federico & Staton PA
1211 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, MD 21202

At Schochor, Federico and Staton our goal is to offer exemplary representation to individuals who are the victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and negligence. For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton have been leaders in the field of medical malpractice law. During this time, our clients have recovered more than $500 million in damages.

Snyder & Wenner
2200 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you have been seriously injured because of medical errors or if a loved one died because of medical malpractice, ask for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Over the past 25 years, our law firm has helped people who have suffered from most every kind of medical malpractice. Unclaimed: Claim this business

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Phone(602) 714-1701

Snyder & Wenner
2200 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

If you have been seriously injured because of medical errors or if a loved one died because of medical malpractice, ask for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Over the past 25 years, our law firm has helped people who have suffered from most every kind of medical malpractice. Unclaimed: Claim this business

The Law Offices of Carl A. McMahan
11355 W Olympic Blvd
#100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Law Offices of Carl A. McMahan are focused on personal injury cases involving product liability, birth injuries, elder abuse and wrongful death.

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Phone(310) 479-8827

The Law Offices of Carl A. McMahan
11355 W Olympic Blvd
#100
Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Law Offices of Carl A. McMahan are focused on personal injury cases involving product liability, birth injuries, elder abuse and wrongful death.

The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr
47 Raritan Ave
2nd Floor
Highland Park, NJ 08904

If you or a loved one has been injured because of the wrongful act of another person, you may be uncertain where to start to get the compensation you need to cover all your losses. You may be unable to work and meet your financial obligations. You may need extensive medical treatment, including long-term physical therapy or rehabilitation. You may…

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Phone(732) 756-1298

The Law Offices of Harold J. Gerr
47 Raritan Ave
2nd Floor
Highland Park, NJ 08904

If you or a loved one has been injured because of the wrongful act of another person, you may be uncertain where to start to get the compensation you need to cover all your losses. You may be unable to work and meet your financial obligations. You may need extensive medical treatment, including long-term physical therapy or rehabilitation. You may…

The Law Offices Of Phillips P. 0'Shaughnessy, P.A.
FL

Lawyers in Miami, FL, provide legal malpractice representation in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Broward Country.

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The Law Offices Of Phillips P. 0'Shaughnessy, P.A.
FL

Lawyers in Miami, FL, provide legal malpractice representation in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Broward Country.

Trief & Olk
9 Kansas St
Hackensack, NJ 7601

The New Jersey and New York litigation attorneys at the law firm of Trief and Olk are known for their success in handling medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability cases.

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Phone(201) 343-5770

Trief & Olk
9 Kansas St
Hackensack, NJ 7601

The New Jersey and New York litigation attorneys at the law firm of Trief and Olk are known for their success in handling medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability cases.

Warren R. Hinds, P.C.
1303 Macy Dr
Roswell, GA 30076

We are a general civil law firm with an emphasis on legal malpractice, State Bar of Georgia proceedings, and other attorney liability matters. With more than 20 years of experience representing both lawyers and clients in legal malpractice cases and attorney grievances.

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Phone(770) 993-1414

Warren R. Hinds, P.C.
1303 Macy Dr
Roswell, GA 30076

We are a general civil law firm with an emphasis on legal malpractice, State Bar of Georgia proceedings, and other attorney liability matters. With more than 20 years of experience representing both lawyers and clients in legal malpractice cases and attorney grievances.

Bair Hugger Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical and medical device injury lawyers helping injured victims heal their lives.

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Bair Hugger Lawsuit

Pharmaceutical and medical device injury lawyers helping injured victims heal their lives.

Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler

Full-service law firm in PA with a special emphasis on injuries caused by exposure to asbestos and medical malpractice.

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Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler

Full-service law firm in PA with a special emphasis on injuries caused by exposure to asbestos and medical malpractice.

Burke & Eisner

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Burke & Eisner

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Dattilo & Associates

Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney offering information and representation in court.

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Dattilo & Associates

Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney offering information and representation in court.

Eugene K. Hollander

Attorneys proving legal advice for those who have been injured because of negligence.

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Eugene K. Hollander

Attorneys proving legal advice for those who have been injured because of negligence.

Feldman Shepherd

Medical malpractice lawyers with experience in successful litigation for medical negligence, personal injury, auto defect cases, and more.

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Feldman Shepherd

Medical malpractice lawyers with experience in successful litigation for medical negligence, personal injury, auto defect cases, and more.

Fuller & Fuller

Washington medical malpractice attorneys assist families from the emotional, physical and financial devastation that a medical mistake can cause.

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Fuller & Fuller

Washington medical malpractice attorneys assist families from the emotional, physical and financial devastation that a medical mistake can cause.

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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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