Tenacious Medical Malpractice Lawyers
- 40 Years of Experience
- Over $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
- Thousands of Lives Changed
We trust doctors, nurses, hospital staff, surgeons and other medical professionals to make our health and safety their top priority. When we seek medical care, we literally put our lives in the hands of medical professionals. Unfortunately, long hours, overworked staff, lack of attention to detail and other circumstances can cause hospital errors, misdiagnoses and other medical oversights that can leave patients injured, permanently disabled or even dead.
In fact, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in our country — leaving patients and their families to deal with the emotional and financial ramifications of negligence and wrongdoing.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs are dedicated to fighting for victims of medical malpractice, helping them get the justice and compensation they deserve. We have worked on medical malpractice cases across the country and have recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts for our clients. We are committed to helping medical malpractice victims and their families understand what they’re up against when it comes to their case, and to supporting them throughout the entire legal process.
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What to Know About Medical Malpractice Cases
Many patients may be unaware of what is considered medical malpractice and who is liable for it. The information below should help you understand the issue better, and our malpractice attorneys are always available to answer any other questions you may have.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient’s treatment falls below accepted standards of care. This means that a medical professional failed to act in a way that other similarly trained professionals would have in the same situation. This can include situations in which the professional acted negligently or took no action at all.
Which medical professionals can be held liable for medical malpractice?
Malpractice can be committed by any healthcare professional, including but not limited to:
- Physician assistants
- Medical technicians
Medical malpractice lawsuits can apply to any medical field, from general practice to surgery to specialty areas such as:
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Pediatric medicine
- Neonatal-perinatal medicine
- Infectious disease
How much compensation am I entitled to?
Medical malpractice compensation varies depending on a variety of factors, such as the nature and severity of the injury, the impact of the incident on the victim and/or their family and the cost of medical expenses related to the injury. A professional medical malpractice lawyer can help victims and their families determine the proper amount of compensation to help get their lives back on track.
Compensation typically includes amounts for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
What types of cases do medical malpractice lawyers handle?
Throughout our years of practice, our medical malpractice attorneys have handled a number of cases that resulted from a variety of circumstances, such as:
- Anesthesia errors and mistakes
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Delayed C-section
- Delayed delivery
- Failure to recognize signs of a stroke
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat infection
- Hospital negligence
- Medication errors and mismanagement
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Mismanaged labor and delivery
- Negligence in fetal monitoring
- Surgical errors
- Sexual abuse
These types of situations can cause a variety of injuries, including:
- Birth injuries
- Brain damage
- Cardiac arrest, strokes and heart attacks
- Cerebral palsy
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
In many situations involving medical malpractice, a healthcare professional or provider will do everything possible to hide or cover up any errors or potential negligence. They will also have a powerful team of experienced defense lawyers on their side fighting against any potential claims and attempting to get patients to agree to lowball offers.
For these reasons, it is vital that you have an accomplished attorney by your side who understands the complexities of these cases and has the resources to stand up to large healthcare facilities and their legal teams.
Locations We Serve
Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled cases throughout the country. Collectively, our attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 10 states, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. We have also been granted permission to practice in many more states with court approval.
Why Trust Janet, Janet & Suggs to Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case?
The medical malpractice attorneys at JJS have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims. Having represented hundreds of medical malpractice victims, we know that many of the resulting injuries are life threatening and life changing. They can require expensive surgeries and medical procedures and may require a lifetime of treatment. We have recovered millions in compensation for medical malpractice victims, including a $33.5 million verdict for a delayed C-section and a $24 million verdict for failure to diagnose, among others.
With medical board-certified staff, we have the knowledge and resources needed to investigate your claim, gather the necessary evidence, uncover medical errors, build a strong case and negotiate for your best interests. We are also prepared to take your case to court in order to get the best outcome for you, ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to pay ongoing medical bills and other expenses.
Our first priority is helping our clients get the compensation they need to care for themselves or their loved ones. If you or a loved one has experienced the damaging effects of medical malpractice, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you recover the damages you deserve.