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Were You Hurt By A Medical Professional?

You need an experienced attorney on your side

We all trust doctors, nurses and other medical professionals with our health, and they owe a high duty of care to the patients in their charge. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers fail to meet that duty of care.

The legal term medical malpractice describes the negligent actions of a medical professional that lead to a patient becoming injured or ill. Certainly, not all adverse outcomes from medical care are the result of malpractice - no one can guarantee that every patient will have a positive outcome. However, when medical professionals fail to follow protocols or exercise appropriate care and patients get hurt, a legitimate medical malpractice claim should follow.

Litigating medical malpractice cases is a complicated process, even more so than most personal injury cases. That's why you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Since 1952, we've been serving injured patients in Weirton, Steubenville and throughout the surrounding area, including communities in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Some of the medical malpractice cases Recht Law Offices handles include:

Because of the nature of medical malpractice, your costs may be very high - and you'll need significant compensation to pay for them. You may need additional medical procedures at great expense to correct the mistakes that were made previously. You may need to take significant time away from work. You or a loved one could even be permanently disabled or suffer chronic pain due to a doctor's error.

Many care providers and medical facilities may be involved in a single case, and they'll put their resources to work to fight your claim and reduce their own liability. Our family will stand by you from start to finish and help you get the compensation your family needs.

Reach out to Recht Law right away. Remember, a delay in seeking counsel could affect your legal rights. Call us toll-free at 1 (877) 321-7324 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be a moment of pure joy for your family. Unfortunately, it's not without risk, which is why we trust specialized care providers to handle the process. An error made by a doctor or nurse during childbirth can have lifelong consequences for the child.

Some birth injuries can heal over time, but the trauma to infant and parents alike can still be serious. These include such injuries as bone fractures and bruising of the face or scalp. Other birth injuries may result in more permanent damage, such as facial paralysis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy.

We know that dealing with a birth injury is an exceptionally painful experience for any family, and we're here to help. Our attorneys will be honored to meet with you for a free, confidential consultation.

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Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis

Properly diagnosing a medical condition early is a critical part of safe, effective treatment. Certainly, diagnosis is not always easy, and doctors make legitimate mistakes every day. However, in cases where the correct diagnosis was clear and a physician failed to act appropriately, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.

Some misdiagnosis errors concern observation or reporting. In many cases, a provider does take some action on the patient's behalf, but the right people do not properly attend to the action. For instance, a provider might incorrectly analyze test results or improperly diagnose a condition that is evident.

Other errors involve care providers who do not follow the right course of treatment. For instance, a provider may commit an act of negligence by not effectively monitoring a patient's condition, failing to order a necessary test such as a biopsy, or neglecting to refer the case to an appropriate specialist.

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LASIK Errors

Hundreds of thousands of people undergo eye surgery every year - and tens of thousands suffer some sort of complication or vision loss. Ironically, the treatment that people trust to eliminate their need for corrective lenses can actually make their vision worse, not better.

Losing your sight means you may be unable to work, drive or care for loved ones as you once did, making the financial cost of a LASIK error quite substantial. Other complications can include infection of the cornea and improper healing of the corneal flap. If you've suffered a complex injury such as vision loss due to an eye surgeon's error, contact us today. You need an experienced attorney to fight for the full compensation you need to move forward.

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Medication Errors

A patient who received an incorrect dose or incorrect medication can suffer serious complications as a result. In addition to the side effects of the incorrect medication, the patient is left to deal with an underlying medical condition that the correct medication would have treated. Even a single wrong dose can lead to serious injury or death in some cases.

People living in nursing homes or receiving in-home care are especially vulnerable to medication errors. That's because they're usually on multiple medications, which have to be carefully screened to avoid harmful drug interactions. Giving the wrong medication to someone who is on several other medications can lead to those serious interactions, with serious consequences.

Care providers are supposed to adhere to strict protocols to make sure that every patient gets the right dose of the right medication at the right time. When they fail to do so, you need an attorney from our firm to hold them accountable.

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Surgical Mistakes

Few medical errors are as potentially dangerous as mistakes made during surgery. While some complications are unavoidable, many medical malpractice cases focus on preventable "never events" that constitute egregious mistakes made by surgeons. In some cases, for instance, surgical tools are left inside the patient, or an operation is performed on the wrong limb or organ.

Surgical errors can lead to massive complications for patients. Often, additional surgery is needed - at great expense - to correct the mistakes made by the original surgeon. Victims may be left with chronic pain or be permanently disabled. You may have even lost a loved one on the operating table due to a surgeon's or surgical nurse's error.

If your family is suffering due to a surgical mistake, our family can help. Reach out to Recht Law today to schedule your free consultation.

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