Medical Malpractice & Birth Injuries
Southern Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical doctors and other health care providers are liable for injuries that they cause due to their negligence just like other people are. However, it is often difficult to prove that they were negligent, because the state of the art requires a high degree of education and training. It takes a person with similar education and training to determine whether the medical professional has failed to live up to the standard of care expected of them. Such cases can become very complicated.
Southern Illinois personal injury attorneys for victims of medical malpractice must know or learn about the illness and treatment, or neglect, that gave rise to the injury.
Many babies are born with defects or deformities. Some of these are the result of unnecessary or incompetent medical procedures. Likewise, mothers can suffer injuries due to negligent prenatal care or labor and delivery procedures.
In either event, the law is the same as for any other medical malpractice case. A doctor or other healthcare provider can be held liable for birth injuries only if it can be shown that they failed to live up to the professional standard of care expected of them. Proving such cases requires diligent and experienced Southern Illinois birth injury attorneys.
Dedicated Help for Serious Injuries
At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, our medical malpractice lawyers in Southern Illinois have the training and experience necessary to tackle the difficult legal issues that arise in medical malpractice cases.
Contact us today for a free consultation when you call (618) 505-1660.