Medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in America. It is the dirty little secret that doctors won't tell you about.
HBMH Law is committed to obtaining justice for those injured by negligent doctors and other health care providers. For over twenty years, Michael Heineman has been representing victims of medical malpractice.
In order to establish a claim, an injured person in Massachusetts must prove four things:
1. That there was a doctor/patient (or other health care provider/patient) relationship with the injured person;
2. That there is a standard of care with regard to the proper treatment of such a patient;
3. That the health care provider deviated (or fell below) the standard of care in his/her treatment of the patient; and
4. That the patient was harmed as a result of the poor care.
Medical malpractice claims are very difficult to prove for many reasons. First, the defendants (the doctors/nurses/health care facilities) have total control over the documentation related to your claim. This often results in critical damaging information being left out of the records. It also often results in a skewed version of events being reported in the records. Doctors and nurses are human and often let the very human instinct to cover up mistakes take over. The lawyers at HBMH Law know where to look and how to find these instances. In this new age of electronic records we can often uncover suspicious activity by reviewing the audit trail for the records (the electronic "fingerprints" showing who accessed and changed the records as well as when the activity occurred).
One of the other reasons that medical malpractice claims can be difficult is because 'expert' testimony is usually required to prevail. HBMH Law uses only the most qualified experts to evaluate your claim and render opinions on the standard of care.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a doctor's negligence, call HBMH Law to find out your rights.