Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indiana
Fighting for Maximum Compensation on Your Behalf
Patients visit a healthcare provider expecting a certain standard of care. Many receive cures that would have been called miraculous just half a century ago. But others suffer more harm from provider mistakes than they would have from their underlying condition. If a doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, dentist, nurse or any other healthcare provider harmed you or a loved one, Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C. can help.
Our lawyers are passionate about holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries that they have caused. Backed by more than a century of experience and extensive resources, our personal injury firm can handle complex cases involving medical malpractice. To date, we’ve obtained over $80 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Begin your journey to just compensation by calling our firm at (219) 488-2775. We offer free case evaluations.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
Substandard patient care can happen at any time with any healthcare provider. Our firm is prepared to assist clients with cases involving a wide variety of injuries.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to Diagnose & Other Medical Errors
Mistakes in diagnosis and medical treatment, such as failing to diagnose a life-threatening condition, neglecting to investigate symptoms through timely diagnostic testing, misreading medical records and test results, etc.
Surgical errors can occur in the preparation, performance and postoperative stage. They involve leaving a foreign object inside a body, anesthesia overdose, waking up during surgery, operating on the wrong body part, performing the wrong procedure, injuring the patient with an imprecise incision and failing to monitor for postoperative infection.
Doctors cannot perform any non-emergency procedure without explaining the possible consequences to the patient or the patient's representative and obtaining written consent.
Trauma or lack of oxygen can cause permanent damage to the brain and nervous system of the infant, such as cerebral palsy or other birth injury. Mothers are also at risk during delivery.
In some cases, cerebral palsy could have been prevented if medical staff had taken other courses of action throughout the procedure.
When physicians prescribe the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, they may be held liable for injuries that their negligence has caused.
Experienced Legal Guidance from Medical Malpractice Lawyers!
For a number of reasons, medical malpractice cases are notoriously hard to prove. For one, doctors have formidable insurance companies defending them. These companies have extensive legal staff that focus entirely on malpractice defense. Malpractice can also be hard to prove because even if you find evidence that a doctor made a mistake, you still have to prove a causal link between the mistake and the injury. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience investigating, negotiating and litigating complex malpractice cases. Our firm also has the resources to stay with a tough case, take it to trial, and prosecute it all the way to a verdict.
Medical and surgical errors compound patient suffering and can even lead to catastrophic injuries or a wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a healthcare provider's negligence, contact Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C.