Physicians and other health care professionals have a sworn duty to provide safe, ethical and accurate medical treatment to their patients. But that doesn't always happen. As many as 250,000 people are victims of medical malpractice every year.
Medical malpractice often has tragic consequences for victims and their families. According to an article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 180,000 people die each year due to medical mistakes. Many others suffer lifelong disabilities as a result of their malpractice-related injuries.
However, medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove. The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that only about one-fourth of plaintiffs in medical malpractice trials receive a favorable verdict.
To succeed, it takes a lawyer with a vast amount of medical knowledge, access to top medical experts, the financial resources to build a compelling case, and the ability to take a case to trial against the aggressive and deep-pocketed defense lawyers of malpractice insurance providers.
Attorney Kenneth J. Bush, P.A., of Coral Gables, Florida, has proven for more than 20 years that he is up to the task, earning numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice.
Who was at fault? Doctors are not the only defendants who may be held liable in a medical malpractice claim. Depending on what happened and how your injury occurred, hospitals, hospital staff, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals may be named as defendants in a malpractice action.