Medical providers have a legal responsibility to practice within accepted standards of care within the particular field of specialty of medicine that encompasses the treatment being rendered to the patient. If a medical practitioner departs from the accepted standards of care, and the departure results in injury or death, it is considered medical malpractice and the victim of the malpractice has the right to pursue legal action.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as the result of medical malpractice, we can provide you with quality legal guidance. Medical malpractice is a challenging area of law and the prosecution of medical malpractice cases, in general, should be handled by law firms such as ours, that have the skill, experience, and resources to properly investigate and, if the case is appropriately supported by qualified medical experts, to pursue the case.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits with Merit
At the law firm of Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., we are very selective regarding the legal cases we accept and prosecute. Our lawyers carefully screen potential cases before deciding to file a lawsuit against a professional such as a physician, nurse, lawyer, pharmacist or other medical professional. The screening process includes:
- Detailed interviews with the firm’s prospective clients
- Obtaining all medical records and diagnostic films
- Consulting with the appropriate medical experts within the involved medical specialty
Our firm takes great pride in only prosecuting medical and other types of malpractice cases that we feel confident are supported by credible and objective medical evidence. We also make certain that the firm’s reviewing medical experts are board certified and that these physicians are giving honest and ethical reviews of the potential case.
We only accept cases in which the harm to the patient resulted in serious personal injury, disability, or untimely death. Our lawyers understand and place a priority on finding out why the medical event occurred and in helping to prevent other potential future acts of medical negligence.
We believe that our cases can change the way hospitals and doctors practice medicine. We want to make patient safety an important topic and priority. We also know how important it is for the injured person or the family of the decedent to be compensated for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.