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Over 250,000 people will die every year due to medical mistakes. Medical malpractice is so common in the United States that Johns Hopkins patient safety experts list medical errors as the third leading cause of death nationwide. Approximately 10% of all deaths that take place in the United States can be attributed to medical mistakes. The prevalence of medical malpractice situations in the country is significant, yet it is often overlooked and under-recognized.

Medical errors happen so frequently that medical malpractice is considered a widespread public health problem in the U.S. In Alabama, individuals suffering physical bodily harm due to medical malpractice are encouraged to file a complaint with the Alabama Department of Public Health. But that is not all that a victim can do.

If you were injured due to a medical professional’s misconduct or error, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. The Mobile, Alabama, medical malpractice lawyers at Long & Long, Attorneys at Law, can help you with your claim so that you can obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.

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Experienced Legal Representation

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice. We understand the complexities of these cases and will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Compassionate and Personalized Service

We understand that medical malpractice cases are emotionally charged and can be difficult for our clients. That’s why we provide compassionate and personalized legal services, working closely with our clients to provide them with the support they need.

No Fees Unless You Win

Because we work strictly on a contingency basis, we will never charge you fees if you do not recover damages. We believe that everyone deserves access to justice, regardless of their financial situation.

Filing a medical malpractice claim in Mobile, Alabama.

You’ve Been Through Enough

Medical malpractice incidents can be devastating for victims. The injuries that a victim can suffer have the potential to inflict life-long impairment and limitations. In some situations, a victim of medical malpractice may never fully overcome their harm, or they could suffer fatal injuries and lose their life.

Most patients see their medical providers simply believing they will be better for their visit and that their provider is there to help them, not hurt them. This is understandable and should be true for every patient visit. In many situations though, it is not the case, and patients suffer harm.

The attorneys at Long & Long understand how devastating it can be to be victimized by a medical provider. While these claims are some of the most challenging to pursue, our legal team has extensive experience fighting for and helping secure damages for victims of medical malpractice in Alabama. Every medical malpractice victim should have and is entitled to sound and skilled legal representation.

Birth Injury: A Common and Devastating Form of Medical Malpractice

Expecting a new child is both one of the happiest and one of the most stressful times in our lives. There are preparations at home and constant communication with family members and friends who share in your anticipation.

In addition, it’s one of the times when we are most fully under the care of a doctor. During pregnancy, a woman is scheduled for appointments with her obstetrician every month at first, then every two weeks, and then weekly until the baby is born. This allows the mother and baby the opportunity for the best possible health care, but it also exposes them to a greater risk of medical malpractice.

During the birth process, the obstetrician and nurses will seek to control every variable to make sure your baby is born healthy. Modern technology allows a high degree of intervention and encourages this kind of control, which is stressful for the mother, father, and child. The degree of control also puts high stress on the doctor and nurses, who sometimes lose track of an important variable that can lead to serious injuries for both the baby and mother.

Some of the more common mistakes made by doctors and nurses during pregnancy and birth include:

  • Prescribing dangerous or inappropriate medication for the mother during pregnancy or nursing
  • Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of threats to the mother’s or baby’s health
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Abruptio placenta
  • Eclampsia
  • Perinatall asphyxia
  • Infection or serious viral illness
  • High blood pressure
  • Allowing delivery to take too long can lead to brain damage or palsy
  • Applying too much pressure to the baby’s head, shoulder, or neck during delivery
  • Failing to closely monitor a baby’s health after a traumatic birth

Birth injuries can be traumatic for both the baby and the parents. While some injuries are unavoidable, others could be a result of medical malpractice. These injuries include cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, Erb’s palsy, and spinal cord injuries.

Other examples include brain damage, fractures, and facial paralysis. Birth injury cases can be complex, and it’s essential to seek legal help from experienced attorneys. If you suspect that your child’s injury was caused by medical negligence, it’s important to speak with a birth injury lawyer to determine if you have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Long & Long, Attorneys at Law: Seeking Justice for Medical Malpractice Victims

If you or a loved one suffered at the hands of a healthcare provider, our experienced attorneys can help you seek justice and fair compensation. Contact us today to discuss your case with a compassionate legal team who will fight for your rights.

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Our medical malpractice lawyers will show you the compensation available in wrongful death claims.

Compensation in Medical Malpractice Claims

A medical malpractice claim can help a victim obtain the full amount of damages that they suffered. Damages will vary based on the type of harm that was suffered.

A mother whose child suffers a birth injury from the negligence of her provider may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Diminished earning capacity for the course of her child’s professional life
  • Physical pain from the incident
  • The mental distress and anguish from the experience
  • Medical expenses associated with treating the child throughout their life
  • There are no caps on recovery in Alabama birth injury claims

Victims of spinal cord injuries may be entitled to damages for:

  • The costs of their medical expenses
  • The pain and suffering they had to experience
  • Recompense for the lost enjoyment in life that their injuries caused them

Nursing home abuse victims may be able to recover losses related to:

  • The cost of the medical treatment for the physical or sexual abuse suffered
  • The emotional trauma of their abuse
  • Money lost due to fraud
  • Relocation to a new facility that provides a safer residence
  • Funeral expenses for fatal nursing home abuse situations
Our experienced wrongful death lawyers at Long & Long win cases for you.

How Can a Lawyer From Long & Long Help?

Suffering from a medical negligence event can be incredibly stressful and make daily life much more complicated and difficult. Victims should not also have to find their way through the complex world of medical malpractice litigation without support and assistance. Instead, an attorney from Long & Long, Attorneys at Law will treat you like family. Our compassionate and experienced legal team will take care of you and always represent your best interests so you can get the most from your claim.

The attorneys at Long & Long know that not every poor outcome from a medical treatment or procedure constitutes medical malpractice. When medical malpractice and errors have taken place, our Alabama medical malpractice attorneys are well versed in how to establish medical malpractice exists and determine the best way to position victims for obtaining the most compensation from their Alabama medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys will gather evidence, build strong claims, provide skilled negotiations, and, when necessary, be ready for tactical litigation in court.

What Comes Next?

The first step in pursuing a medical malpractice claim is to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at Long & Long. During the consultation, we will review the details of your case, gather relevant medical records, and consult with medical experts to provide a preliminary assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. This consultation is provided at no cost to you, and there is no obligation to hire our firm.

Once you have decided to pursue your medical malpractice claim, our attorneys will begin the discovery process. This includes gathering all relevant evidence related to your case, including medical records, expert witness testimony, and any other documentation that may be relevant to your case.

After we have gathered all relevant evidence, our attorneys will begin negotiating with the defendant’s legal team or insurance company. We will present a strong case that demonstrates the defendant’s liability and the extent of your damages. Our goal is to negotiate a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If the defendant’s legal team or insurance company is willing to offer a fair settlement, our attorneys will review the offer and advise you on whether it is in your best interests to accept it. We will help you weigh the benefits and drawbacks of accepting a settlement versus continuing to pursue the case in court. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible while minimizing the time, expense, and stress of going to trial. If you choose to accept a settlement offer, we will work to ensure that the terms are favorable and protect your rights and interests.

Medical Malpractice FAQs

Medical negligence refers to the failure of a healthcare professional to provide reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. Examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, and failure to diagnose or treat a condition.

It’s not recommended to accept a settlement offer from a healthcare provider or their insurance company without first consulting an attorney. These offers may not fully compensate you for your injuries and damages, and our attorneys can help you determine the fair value of your claim.

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case and evaluate whether we can assist you. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we successfully recover compensation for you.

In Alabama, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the injury or from the date the injury should have been discovered. However, there may be exceptions to this rule, so it’s important to contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your case.

When a medical professional fails in his or her professional duties, and the patient sustains injury due to this failure, that patient may have recourse to sue to recover his or her losses.

Medical malpractice can be difficult to establish, as it requires an understanding of medicine and of medical practices so that a standard of care can be established. Medicine is a complicated field, and at times, even the best of care can end up causing injury. To establish medical malpractice, the case must show that the medical professional tasked with providing care was incompetent or negligent in doing so.

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