Medical Malpractice Lawyers
According to one study, medical errors kill or injure approximately 98,000 Americans every year. Such errors can constitute malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical care provider acts negligently and in a manner which is inconsistent with or deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical field. This negligence can cause injury or death to a patient. Medical malpractice is not limited to just doctors. It can include osteopaths, nurses, technicians, hospitals, including VA hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Victims of medical negligence have rights and our lawyers at Pauley Curry, PLLC have a history of protecting those rights, in both West Virginia and Kentucky. We are dedicated to representing our clients and in doing so, helping to create a safer healthcare system.
Because of the legal reform the West Virginia Legislature has imposed in the past few years, and because of the legal climate that currently exists, medical malpractice cases have become very difficult to win. The nature of the medical malpractice litigation, the expense involved, as well as the requisite expert participation have made few law firms equipped or qualified to undertake such cases. While many firms claim that they can handle medical malpractice claims, Pauley Curry, PLLC is uniquely qualified to represent you. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have successfully prosecuted over 140 medical malpractice cases to verdict or settlement. Because of our experience handling and taking to trial complex medical negligence cases in both West Virginia and Kentucky, we are able to assist you in a wide variety of situations:
- Misdiagnosis or late/delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Instruments left after surgery
- Brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose heart attacks
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose strokes
- Medication errors
- Hospital mistakes
- Spinal Cord injuries
- Wrongful death
- Emergency room errors
When you are forced to live with the results of a medical mistake, you need a lawyer with experience in handling medical malpractice cases. Our lawyers understand the science and medicine involved in your case. We have access to a wide array of experts needed to win your case. We have the experience and compassion to know and understand how you personally are suffering – physically, financially, and emotionally. Your lost wages, both past and future, are an immediate threat to your family’s well being. Medical expenses, not covered by insurance, continue to mount. The psychological stress and pressure brought about by your inability to work and enjoy life as you did previously is devastating. We understand these problems. Because Pauley Curry, PLLC has not fallen into the traps of a large firm, all of our clients receive the individual attention they need and deserve, and benefit from the experience of our past.
Often times it seems that the care you or a family member receive in a hospital, or by other health care professionals just isn’t right. Something doesn’t add up, but you don’t know exactly what went wrong. Let us review your medical records and evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case. Not every bad result is because someone was negligent. Our years of experience with medical malpractice cases gives us the ability to analyze your case and determine if malpractice occurred.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Consultation
If you think you may be the victim of medical malpractice, medical negligence, or a medical mistake, call Pauley Curry, PLLC for a consultation as soon as possible. Our firm provides free consultations, by phone, in our office, or at any location convenient for you. If our lawyers agree to take your case, we work on a contingent fee basis, advancing all the costs and not recovering anything unless you do.
To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions about medical malpractice claims, please click here, and to see a list of recent case law and statutes governing malpractice claims in West Virginia and Kentucky, please click here.
Medicare has determined that there are certain medical events that should never occur during a hospital stay. These are called “Never Events.” Because Never Events are devastating and preventable, healthcare providers should eliminate them. Read this article to learn more and see the full list of Never Events. If you have suffered one of these Never Events, you should contact Pauley Curry, PLLC immediately.
Medical Malpractice Articles
Institute of Medicine - To Err Is Human: Building A Safer Health System
Medical Error - The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US
FDA - Medication Error Reports