The Becker Law Firm is proud to show our support for Medical Malpractice Month 2020, an awareness campaign organized by the National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA) –a patient advocacy group empowering communities through education and activism.
During the month of July, NMMAA works toward its goal of improving transparency in U.S. health care by raising awareness about the seriousness of medical malpractice and the difficult journey victims must face when seeking accountability in the civil justice system. As statistics show:
- Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for roughly 250,000 deaths each year, according to a 2016 study from Johns Hopkins.
- Medical malpractice laws across the country have been threatened by powerful lobbyists; in many states, victims face difficult legal challenges and statutory caps on non-economic damages.
At a time when the U.S. health care system continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Malpractice Month provides a reminder that patients still have the right to expect they’ll receive adequate care and treatment. For those who do not, and who suffer injuries as a result, justice and accountability can be sought in the civil justice system through the filing of medical malpractice lawsuits.
You can learn more about Medical Malpractice Month, and find ways to get involved and spread the word by visiting the NMMAA website.
A Winning Record in Medical Malpractice Cases
Over the years, our highly experienced and tenacious trial lawyers have cultivated a proven record of success in cases involving preventable medical mistakes and doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other providers who fail to meet acceptable standards of care.
Cases we handle include:
- Emergency Room Errors
- Medication Errors & Anesthesia Errors
- Failures to Diagnose / Misdiagnoses
- Lab Mistakes
- Postoperative Care Errors
- Nursing Errors
- Brain Damage, Paralysis & Spinal Cord Injuries
- Lack of Informed Consent
- Birth Injuries
Because medical malpractice cases are highly technical, they demand the attention of proven lawyers, as well as a multi-disciplinary team that has access to extensive resources and networks of medical experts to assist in investigations and gathering evidence needed to prove patients’ and families’ claims.
As these cases are also highly fact specific, victims are encouraged to reach out for help when determining whether they have a potential malpractice case. Our attorneys are standing by to review your case during a free and confidential consultation. Contact us today.