Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
Serving Central Mass, Metro West, and Worcester County
The law office of Peter Ventura, Attorney at Law, advises and represents people who suspect that a serious injury or death in the family was caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or hospital. Massachusetts medical malpractice attorney Peter Ventura has the legal knowledge and courtroom skill necessary to investigate, document and present your claim for damages.
When you are searching for a personal injury lawyer for a medical malpractice claim, it’s important to know the right questions to ask. When you have been hurt, you need solid, experienced representation on your side so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. As a Worcester personal injury law firm, our law office handles medical malpractice cases throughout Central Massachusetts, MetroWest, and Worcester County.
Some frequently asked questions when dealing with a medical malpractice claim include:
1. Can I recover compensation for lost wages?
If you have been injured and are not able to work, you will need to find a way to be compensated for these wages. If you were hurt because of the negligence of a medical provider, the provider’s liability insurance can cover your lost wages and be added to your compensation should you win a personal injury lawsuit against the treatment provider who was negligent.
2. Do you charge up front as personal injury lawyers?
We offer a free initial consultation, where we can meet to discuss the merits of your case. You should bring with you any medical records that are pertinent, including all treatment records for the injury you sustained. No up front fees are generally charged but rather the legal fee you pay will be based upon a percentage of the amount collected as per Massachusetts statutory law.
3. I was given the wrong prescription and I took it. Do I need a medical malpractice lawyer?
If you took a medication that was not prescribed to you, but you didn’t have any medical issues or damages because of it, you do not have a medical malpractice lawsuit on your hands. While giving you the wrong medication was a negligent mistake, the mistake must have resulted in an injury to you in order to have a claim. You can’t recover financial compensation for a mistake that did not cause any injury. If you did suffer injury and harm as a result of taking the wrong prescription, you may have a valid claim.
4. How do I know if I have a viable medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated, and only a professional that has experience handling medical malpractice cases can properly determine if you have a viable case. We offer an initial consultation that is free so that you can talk about your case, and together, we will determine if your case has validity. The initial consultation is your time to talk about all the questions you have regarding your case.
5. I think I was mistreated by a number of providers. How does this work?
If you were a patient in a hospital, and you believe it was the cumulative treatment you received that resulted in your injury, a number of people may be liable for your injuries. Depending on who treated you and whether doctors acted within the standard of care will determine who is liable for your injuries. Each medical provider which caused you injury can be held liable for your damages.
Negligence or Malpractice Claims Against Doctors, Nurses or Hospitals
Contact us in Worcester to learn about the legal and practical considerations that may affect your medical malpractice claim in central Massachusetts. Our law firm represents plaintiffs on a broad range of malpractice or negligence claims involving such problems as the following:
- Failure to diagnose serious illness such as stroke, cancer or heart disease
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical negligence
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries caused by errors by an obstetrician or other delivery team member
- Hospital negligence resulting in dehydration, infection or bleeding
- Prescription or medication mistakes by physicians, nurses or pharmacists
- Mistakes by radiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists or other specialists
- Dental malpractice
- Chiropractic malpractice
- Prescription Mistakes
A Massachusetts patient alleging malpractice in the diagnosis or treatment of a serious medical condition has some steep obstacles to overcome. In most cases, you need the support of medical professionals who can comment knowledgeably about the performance of the doctor or nurse in your case before you can even file the lawsuit. You need to show through medical experts that the mistake that injured you was of a nature that a reasonably careful professional would not have made.
Contact An Experienced Attorney for Medical Malpractice Claim Advice
Worcester hospital negligence lawyer Peter Ventura has decades of experience working with experts on complex personal injury and wrongful death claims, including those arising from medical malpractice. For a free consultation about your legal options, contact the office of Peter Ventura, Attorney at Law.