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Medical Malpractice

Springfield Injury Victims Rely On Our Attorneys For Justice

When Springfield residents get sick, they rely on doctors and hospitals like Baystate Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center to get better. We trust medical professionals to follow well-established procedures to cure or fix whatever's wrong with us.

That's why injuries caused by surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare workers can be so frustrating. Instead of getting better, we end up even worse than when we first came there. And if your injury or illness was due to someone else's reckless or negligent behavior, the feelings of frustration and anger can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, you have rights as someone injured by a medical professional. That's why it's critical that you have an experienced Springfield medical malpractice lawyer on your side who understands how the legal system works and knows how to get results. That's why you need the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. Our firm has recovered more than $1 BILLION in settlements, awards, benefits, and verdicts for injury victims and their families statewide.

Springfield Office

175 State Street, Suite 200
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 737-7783

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a healthcare provider’s negligent or substandard care that results in harm or injury to patients. This can occur when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, makes a diagnostic error, provides improper treatment, or engages in other medical negligence.

Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Nursing negligence

Compensation for medical malpractice

Compensation for medical malpractice typically includes money for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability and disfigurement. In cases of severe injury or death, additional damages (legal term for financial compensation) may be available, such as money for loss of consortium for the patient’s family members, or punitive damages meant to punish the healthcare provider for gross negligence or egregious misconduct.

Your total compensation can range from tens of thousands of dollars to a multi-million dollar settlement or court award. A Springfield medical malpractice attorney at our law firm can place an accurate value on your claim and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

To be eligible for compensation, you must file your claim or lawsuit as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Massachusetts is three years. But the sooner you take legal action, the stronger your legal case in many instances.

Who is liable for medical malpractice?

In a medical malpractice case, the primary liable party (meaning who is legally responsible) is typically the healthcare provider who directly caused your injury or adverse condition through negligent actions or omissions. However, liability can extend beyond just the individual medical provider to the healthcare facility or organization where the malpractice occurred. Hospitals, clinics, and other medical centers can be held responsible if they failed to properly hire, train, or supervise their staff, or if they didn’t have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure patient safety.

Why You Need A Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Massachusetts medical malpractice laws can be extremely confusing. That’s why we want to meet with you about your Springfield medical malpractice case.

We know how the legal system works in Hampden County and throughout Massachusetts. That’s because we regularly fight for the rights of people injured while being treated by a doctor, surgeon, or another medical professional. We also handle cases involving dangerous drugs prescribed by physicians.

Our attorneys do whatever it takes to secure the money you need for medical bills, lost income, and other expenses associated with your injury. We regularly review medical records, consult with experts, and jury test cases in our in-house courtroom. We leave nothing to chance when pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. That’s what gives us an advantage – The Salomone Advantage. Find out how we can help you. Schedule your free case evaluation with a Springfield medical malpractice lawyer who puts your best interests first.