Medical Malpractice and Hospital Negligence

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Through decades of experience and proven results, our attorneys understand the complexities of medical malpractice and hospital negligence.

Medical malpractice is a term in the law to describe negligent conduct by a healthcare provider which falls below the standard which is expected when medical services are provided. This is a very specialized area of the law, and Parsons Behle & Latimer is widely recognized as one of the premier law firms practicing in this area.

Many times, the fault of healthcare providers occurs because of a failure to observe and respond to a patient's worsening medical condition, such as in a birth injury or paralysis case. Sometimes there is a lack of communication between nurses and physicians regarding the true status of a patient's condition. Generally, catastrophic injury or death in a medical or hospital setting occurs not as a result of a single error, but as a result of multiple mistakes made by physicians and nurses who had undertaken the responsibility of caring for a family's loved one.

It is not unusual for the individual or family to remain unaware of what went wrong, because of a pervasive "conspiracy of silence" among healthcare providers. Attorneys at Parsons Behle & Latimer have specialized for decades in this often challenging area of the law, and pride themselves on intensive investigative work and the retention of nationally-qualified expert witnesses, combined with an aggressive effort to get to the truth and obtain fair compensation in all of the medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases which we have been asked to undertake.

Medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases are also handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that there is no charge for an initial consultation and review of the case, and no charge for the prosecution of the case unless and until there is a financial recovery on behalf of our clients.