Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

The daily decisions and actions of medical professionals can make the difference between life and death. If you or a member of your family have suffered the consequences of a suspected mistake under the care of a doctor, nurse or hospital, we can help.

Because typical medical malpractice cases are legally complicated and medically complex, it’s important to have compassionate, experienced attorneys such as those at Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC on your side. We are committed to pursuing your case for as long as it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve, and we won’t get paid until you do.

Malpractice cases involving a birth injury can be the most devastating. Families who should be celebrating the birth of a child suddenly find themselves facing long-term effects from medical mistakes made before, during or after the baby’s delivery. We will review your case, help you understand what went wrong, and vigorously work to hold the medical professionals accountable for their actions or inactions.

Elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes affects those who live in public or private facilities under the care of doctors, nurses and other staff entrusted with their well-being. The loneliest and most medically fragile residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility are more likely to be vulnerable to neglect and inadequate health care. Our attorneys understand the stress and worry family members feel when they suspect or witness their loved one suffering from harm. We will help you to protect them.

Medication errors are very common. While these kinds of mistakes are often unintentional, doctors and nurses have a strict obligation to make sure every step of their patients’ care is accurate, and anything less can have tragic consequences. When an illness or injury results from improper dosage, a dangerous drug combination, or an adverse reaction that should have been anticipated, we seek compensation on your behalf from medical providers and pharmacies.

Other injuries seen in the medical field are associated with missed or delayed diagnosis.  Sometimes the results of X-rays, MRIs, bloodwork, and other diagnostic reports are interpreted incorrectly. In other situations, a patient’s symptoms are not properly identified as evidence of a medical condition, illness, or disease. When the correct diagnosis is eventually made, it might be too late for effective treatment. If you suspect such errors were the result of negligence that led to inadequate medical care, our experienced attorneys can provide the guidance you need to pursue a claim.  

Serious, permanent, or even fatal results can result from surgical errors. Mistakes in the operating room — such as surgery on the wrong part of the body, an incorrect procedure, or small surgical items that are accidentally left inside a patient — can trigger complications or the need for additional surgery.

Let Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC help you investigate the truth of what happened so that you can be compensated for the medical mistakes that have impacted your life.