Cary Medical Malpractice Attorney
Millions Recovered for Injured Clients
While we trust doctors, nurses, and medical personnel to exercise the greatest caution while with their patients, there are times when mistakes are made, as medical professionals are prone to human errors. These mistakes can lead to unplanned expenses, catastrophic injury, and occasionally death. If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by medical negligence, you need to speak with a medical malpractice attorney. While nothing can make up for a serious injury caused by a medical mistake, you may be entitled to receive compensation. The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is committed to helping patients who have been wrongly harmed. Our Cary medical malpractice attorney believes that no individual deserves to be injured by the medical professionals they’ve been taught to trust. We offer 24/7 services for our clients in need and can answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout your case.
Our Areas of Medical Malpractice
To have a successful medical malpractice claim that holds professionals responsible for failing to perform their duties adequately, you must be able to prove certain elements.
First, victims must show that they had a doctor-patient relationship, meaning that they hired the medical professional in question and the professional agreed to be hired, meaning they took on responsibilities to keep the victim, or patient, safe. Next, it must be shown that the professional was negligent. This is where medical experts are brought in to discuss what the appropriate medical standard of care is, and how the professional failed to meet that standard. Finally, victims must prove that negligence is what contributed directly to their injuries and damages. This is a particularly tricky and necessary step, as victims are almost always already injured or ill when they see their doctor – they must prove their injuries and damages occurred because of the professional’s negligence.
The medical malpractice lawyers at The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood have represented numerous clients in different areas of medical malpractice and negligence in the area, including:
- Birth Injury
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Surgical Error
- Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
- Nursing Error
- Failure to Diagnose
- Failure to Follow Up
- Hospital Error
- Brain Damage to Infants
- Opioid abuse or overdose
Conditions Caused by Birth Injuries
Unfortunately, many medical malpractice cases involve injuries at birth that can alter the way infants grow up and live the rest of their lives. Birth injuries can occur both before and during delivery, leading to lifelong conditions and syndromes for the child that impacts both them and their parents.
Some of the most common birth injuries caused by medical negligence include Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition caused by damage to an infant’s brain during pregnancy, delivery, or after birth and can affect their muscle control and body movement. Erb’s palsy causes temporary or permanent paralysis in an infant’s arm and shoulder and is often caused by failed cesarean sections, improper use of tools, and other forms of trauma during delivery.
Call our Cary medical malpractice attorney today to take advantage of our 10+ years of experience at (919) 739-3643. You’re not just another case number to us – you’re a human who deserves compassionate support and advocacy during a challenging time.