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New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Attorney

It is common to feel confused, angry, and frightened when you or someone you love suffers harm or illness at the hands of your doctor or another medical provider. You don't know what to do or where to turn. Fortunately, you can seek justice against the negligent parties with the representation of a skilled legal team.

At Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, we know that medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of the law, so we teams up with some of the country's top-notch specialists in the field. The team effort results in no extra legal fees to for the client, who gets two specialists for the price of one. Good judgment and common sense make our approach the best approach, and our results prove it! We will put together a team depending on the particular case, the needs of the client, and the personality of each client.

Practice Areas

Amputation
One possible result of medical malpractice is amputation. There have been cases of amputation occurring as a result of the wrong surgery being performed or because an illness was not properly diagnosed. Infection or bacteria that were allowed to grow could result in the need for the affected area to be removed. As this is a permanent disability, it will not only result in medical expenses, but the loss of future wages as well.

Birth Injuries
One common yet heartbreaking form of medical malpractice is birth injuries. The time surrounding the birth of a child is supposed to be one of the most happy in a family's life. When, however, the doctor or medical professional makes a mistake that results in the child's harm, the situation could suddenly turn tragic. Learn about cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, brain damage, premature delivery, and more by checking out this page.

Brain Damage
Damage to the brain can result in impaired speech, thinking, memory, muscle control, and more. In extreme cases, the victim could be left in a coma or paralyzed. Those suffering from brain damage as the result of medical malpractice could require lifelong care and may never be able to hold down a job. If the brain damage was caused by malpractice, the doctor or hospital should be held responsible for any expenses as well as the pain and suffering it caused.

Broken Bones
When a patient seeks medical attention for a broken bone, it is the doctor's responsibility to run the proper tests in order to determine the full extent of the injury. If they fail to properly diagnose the injury or do not treat them in a timely manner, the broken bone may set incorrectly. Those who suffered from broken bones that did not heal properly can be left with lifelong side effects and pain.

Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be caused by fire, radiation, light, steam, chemicals, and more. Depending on the extent of the burn, the injury could be a first, second, third, or fourth degree burn. As the skin is the body's first line of defense, a serious burn can result in other complications should germs gain entrance to the body. Medical professionals need to treat burn injuries carefully as they can lead to permanent disfigurement or even death.

Dental Malpractice
Malpractice is not limited to the medical field, but can occur in dentistry as well. It may not seem like these cases are as serious, but dental malpractice could also result in death. In cases of dental surgery, there could be complications regarding anesthesia, surgical errors, or post-operative complications. In other cases, the dental tools or equipment could be defective and lead to injury. With a malpractice attorney on your side, dentists who have found to be negligent could be held accountable.

Disfigurement
One of the results of certain injuries and illnesses is permanent disfigurement. Not only does the victim have to deal with the pain and trauma of an injury, but they also have to live with permanent scars and disfigurement. If medical malpractice is the cause of the disfigurement or they did not do what they could to minimize the scarring, they could be held accountable. Although no amount of money could make up for this situation, it is still important to file a medical malpractice claim.

Head Trauma
Head trauma or head injuries are extremely serious conditions and doctors need to be careful to diagnose and treat these patients. Head trauma can result in long-term consequences like brain damage, vision problems, seizures, loss of memory, and damage of the senses. If a doctor failed to detect the presence of a head injury or underestimated that severity of the case, the results could be their responsibility. In the most severe cases, it could even result in a coma or death.

Medical Negligence
People rely on doctors to help them when they are facing heath complications. When the people they count on to help them turn out to be the cause of their injury, something needs to be done. Medical negligence is a ground for a medical malpractice claim. If you were the victim of a surgical error, a wrong diagnosis, an emergency room error, or dental malpractice, you could have a case.

Misdiagnosis
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. From failure to diagnose to delayed diagnosis to misdiagnosis, an oversight or error in this situation will result in the wrong treatment being given. If they failed to run the proper tests or misread the results of the tests, it could be considered negligence. Although mistakes will happen, gross oversights need to be addressed. Victims of misdiagnosis could be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they had to go through.

Neck & Back Injury
Neck and back injuries are very common and can result from a variety of factors. Car accidents, whiplash, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and more could result in damage to the back and neck. In other cases, medical malpractice may have led to the injuries or led to the fact that it worsened. Doctors are responsible for running the proper tests so that they can determine where the pain is coming from and how best it should be treated.

Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
Paraplegia is the condition when a person does not have any feeling in the lower part of their body as well as the inability to move. Quadriplegia is similar but the body from the neck down is affected. These conditions can be caused by damage to the head or brain as well as by spinal cord injuries or neck injuries. In some cases, a mistake during surgery could result in paralysis.

Prescription Errors
Errors in medications and prescriptions are one of the most common types of medical errors. Drugs are prescribed in the wrong amounts or the pharmacy may mix up the prescriptions of different patients. This could result in the individual not receiving the treatment they need or even suffering from a worsening of their condition because of the wrong drugs. As medication errors and pharmacy errors are so common, it is important to take every case seriously.

Psychiatric Malpractice
What is psychiatric malpractice? This looks different from other types of medical malpractice. It could include an improper relationship with the patient, taking advantage of their emotional vulnerability. There have been cases of sexual misconduct and abuse, even situations as serious as false imprisonment. In other cases, the psychiatrist may fail to diagnose a treatment or prescribe the wrong medication. If you or a loved one was the victim of this type of malpractice, you could have grounds for a claim.

Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are serious because they can result in permanent disability. These types of injuries could be caused by an accident or due to surgical injury. Whatever the cause, it is important that doctors do everything in their power to ensure that spinal cord injuries are diagnosed and treated correctly.

Wrongful Death
One of the most difficult situations a family can find themselves in is when a loved one dies. When their death could have been prevented and was the result of negligence, the situation is even more tragic. Even though financial compensation will never make up for the loss of a loved one, it is still important to secure justice by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Talk to a New Hampshire medical malpractice lawyer!

Under New Hampshire law, healthcare providers are entrusted to provide the ill and injured with the proper medical treatment. Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, nurse's aide, anesthesiologist, pharmacist, osteopath, technician, hospital worker or hospital administrator, whose treatment of a patient is substandard and departs from a standard of care met by those professionals with similar training and experience. The bad care results in injury to a patient or even wrongful death.

Our attorneys have seen many cases where there could very well have been bad medical treatment; however, the resulting injury was not serious enough to justify the time and expense (financial and emotional) of undertaking a medical malpractice case. Generally speaking, if the injury is minor, heals quickly and is not permanent, there may be malpractice, but not a worthwhile malpractice case. Often, the seriousness of the situation is obvious, resulting in permanently debilitating injury or wrongful death. If you have any question, it never hurts to ask an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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Areas of Practice
Medical Malpractice
Amputation
Birth Injuries
Brain Damage
Broken Bones
Burn Injuries
Dental Malpractice
Disfigurement
Head Trauma
Medical Negligence
Misdiagnosis
Neck & Back Injury
Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
Prescription Errors
Psychiatric Malpractice
Spinal Cord Injury
Wrongful Death
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