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Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Birmingham

Helping the Victims of Faulty Medical Care.

When you turn to your doctor or hospital for your health care needs-- you are putting your life in the hands of many-- from staff, to lab technicians, to nurses, doctors, and other care givers.  This is done routinely for treatment of illness, disease, or injury-- or diagnosis-- in multiple settings such as in hospitals, clinics, labs, medical offices, and physical therapy centers.   You are not alone in placing your trust in the care of health professionals based on their extensive training and education.

Unfortunately, mistakes outside the control of the patient can be made at any level or point in the process of care, exposing you to flaws leading to additional injury or even death.   If your visit to your doctor or hospital has left you feeling that you were not sufficiently cared for,  that your health and wellbeing have been neglected, and that you are the victim of mistakes or misdiagnosis, you can speak to a Birmingham medical malpractice attorney at Spellen Law who will help you to understand your rights.

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When Trusted Professionals Do More Harm than Good

In the wake of your medical crisis, you not only rely on the experience and care of health care providers for care and diagnosis to treat your illness or injury- but integrated hospitals/care centers, staff,  and communication systems to deliver.   Unfortunately, however, there are many points in the process where, even though not intentioned, mistakes or omissions can happen, and have happened-- leading to severe outcomes.  

Common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Nurse or doctor fatigue

  • Surgical mistakes

  • Incorrect diagnosis

  • Failure to make a diagnosis

  • Medical tools that have not been properly sterilized

  • Failure to obtain informed consent

  • Errors in medication

  • Errors in anesthesia administration

  • Medical professionals who fail to communicate with each other

Every case is different, and it is necessary to review the details of the victim's experience to understand the result(s) and cause(s) of the potential medical malpractice. We understand that patients who have been the victims of medical malpractice and their families have had their lives forever changed. If you or a loved one has been injured due to neglect or carelessness when seeking medical attention or care please feel free to reach out to an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney.

Understanding Alabama's Medical Malpractice Laws

Under the Alabama Medical Liability Act, healthcare providers are legally required to deliver a standard of care that is consistent with generally accepted practices in their specific area of medicine. In the event that a medical professional fails to deliver care that meets this standard, they can be held liable for any harm that is caused to their patients as a result.

Medical negligence cases in Alabama can be brought against:

  • Doctors

  • Hospitals

  • Nurses

  • Dentists

  • Pharmacists

  • Nursing homes

  • Physical therapists

  • Chiropractors

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex as they will likely involve medical terms and concepts that have precise meaning.  Proving that a health care provider breached standard of care obligations may necessitate expert testimony of a medical professional as well as reports, records, and diligence in reviewing your case.  You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

At Spellen Law, we have proven experience in the area of representing patients who have been injured by medical malpractice-- helping them to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries, suffering, and other losses. We are prepared to apply our legal expertise in strategy and advocacy to your unique set of circumstances in the fight for justice.

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