When Medical Malpractice Causes Harm, Consult With A Lawyer
We trust doctors with our lives. When doctors, nurses and other medical professionals make mistakes, patients’ lives are at stake. If you or a loved one was injured during surgery or due to the negligence of a physician, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Located in Billings, the attorneys of Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP, have spent almost 50 years helping clients throughout eastern Montana recover compensation for the pain and suffering, increased medical costs and lost wages caused by medical malpractice.
Tap Into Our Experience With Complex Cases Of Medical Negligence
Every day, doctors and other medical professionals hold patients’ health and lives in their hands. When medical professionals are negligent, make surgical errors, fail to diagnose or misdiagnose, patients can experience serious, life-threatening injuries.
The laws regarding medical malpractice are complex. We help clients get the compensation they need to pay for pain and suffering, and the medical costs of subsequent surgeries and treating complications caused by medical malpractice.
Common Types Of Malpractice By Doctors
Any negligent act by a medical professional that resulted in injury can provide the basis for a medical malpractice claim. However, there are certain general categories of error that we commonly see. Types of medical malpractice we are experienced in handling include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis: When you know something is wrong with your health, you see a doctor to discover what is wrong and to begin doing what is necessary to get better. When a medical professional misdiagnoses your issue or causes a delay in you getting diagnosed, treatment is also delayed, allowing your medical condition to progress.
- Birth injuries: Parents rely on medical professionals to keep them informed about the health and welfare of their unborn child and to help bring their child safely into the world. Information that is inaccurate or withheld from parents — as well as negligence during delivery — can result in the tragedy of an unexpected birth injury. Medical negligence can result in birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and brain damage.
- Medication errors: We take for granted that the medication prescribed by our doctors or administered in a hospital is going to be safe and beneficial. However, professionals can make mistakes with serious consequences. If you were injured by a medication error, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
- Surgical errors: Surgeries often require a whole team of qualified professionals. From anesthesia to post-surgical care, there are numerous opportunities for errors to occur. Whether improper administration of anesthesia, a mistake during the surgical process or negligent post-operative care, you are entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries.
At Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP, our lawyers fight for our clients’ rights to compensation. Insurance companies know we won’t let our clients accept bad settlement offers that don’t adequately compensate them for their injuries.
Effective Negotiators Prepared To Litigate When Necessary
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators; we have taken cases all the way to the Montana Supreme Court. We use every tool available — including negotiation, arbitration and litigation — to get our clients the compensation they deserve. However, we always prepare every case as if trial were inevitable. Because insurance companies know we are ready to go to court, they often present larger compensation offers that make the time and costs of litigation unnecessary.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a surgical error, misdiagnosis or physician mistake, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our Billings medical malpractice attorneys at 406-534-0288 or toll-free at 800-838-3083 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation.