Milwaukee Surgical Error Lawyers
A Milwaukee surgical error lawyer represents clients who were hurt by a mistake made during surgery. According to the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) at least ten percent of patients who die within 90 days of surgery do so because of preventable error. The financial cost of these errors is estimated at around 1.5 billion dollars annually and the emotional cost is incalculable. The Milwaukee surgical error attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel understand what the surgical error has cost the victim, and the victim’s family, and are prepared to zealously represent them in surgical error lawsuits.
What to Expect When you Contact a Wisconsin Surgical Error Lawyer
A Wisconsin surgical error attorney will meet with the victim, or the victim’s surviving relatives, for a free, no obligation consultation. This meeting serves several important purposes. First, you will have the opportunity to get to know the attorney and to decide whether this is someone who is compassionate to your needs, makes you comfortable and is an experienced and passionate attorney. Second, your attorney will have the opportunity to gather facts about your case and to advise you about what comes next if you or a family member were hurt by a surgical error.
After the initial consultation and investigation, your attorney will advise you as to whether you should file a lawsuit. The formal lawsuit begins when a complaint is filed in state court alleging that the surgeon, other medical professional, or hospital is liable for medical malpractice because of the surgical error. Specifically, the complaint will allege that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable person would in a similar situation, that the breach of the duty of care caused the victim’s injuries that would not have happened but for the breach of the duty of care, and that as a result you are entitled to damages.
After the complaint is filed, the defendants will answer the complaint and the parties, through their attorneys, will engage in discovery and pretrial motions. The parties may enter settlement talks and settle the case at any time. If the case does not settle, then your Wisconsin surgical error attorney will represent you at trial.
The Wisconsin statute of limitations provides you with three years to bring a medical malpractice action alleging that a surgical error caused you harm. However, you can consult an attorney at any time and often, cases are brought well before the expiration of the statute of limitations.
How a Wisconsin Surgical Error Lawyer Can Help You
A Wisconsin surgical error lawyer will represent you and make sure that all of your legal rights are protected. Your attorney will argue that you should be entitled to damages for the medical bills that incurred as a result of the surgical error, for lost income due to the error and for the pain and suffering that you endured as a result of the error.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Wisconsin Surgical Error Lawyers
The experienced Wisconsin surgical accident lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel believe that the person(s) who caused your injuries should be held accountable for their mistakes. We are committed to zealously advocating for your financial recovery and we hope to be a committed partner in your fight to recover from the harm caused by the surgical error.
Our firm of Milwaukee surgical accident attorneys represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Each Wisconsin surgical error lawyer in our firm is committed to representing those who have been negligently harmed during surgery and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.