Experienced Alabama Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice is the legal term associated with the negligent diagnosis, care and treatment rendered by medical providers such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and a variety of other medical professionals. Individuals and families suffering loss due to medical malpractice in Alabama, may be entitled to financial compensation.
If you believe that a medical provider or hospital has been negligent in providing treatment to you or to a family member, the trial lawyers at Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. can help you determine your legal options. Contact our firm to speak with a member of our legal team.
Holding Hospitals and Providers Accountable
At Marsh, Rickard & Bryan , we believe medical professionals should be held financially accountable for the pain, suffering, loss directly caused by their negligence. Over the years, we have successfully assisted Alabama families in obtaining maximum compensation for medical malpractice cases involving:
- Medication errors
- Surgical mishaps
- Poor reading of x-rays
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition
- Birth trauma
- Wrongful death
In one unusual case, Marsh, Rickard and Bryan challenged the way a local hospital was handling the remains of miscarried fetuses.
As a result of many years in products' liability litigation, firm attorneys have access to an extensive medical library and expert witness bank. These resources, combined with experience and advanced technology, allow us to effectively present our clients' cases in court.
The Facts About Medical Malpractice
At Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., we believe that juries serve a very important social function. Their verdicts provide signals or warnings that certain types of practices will not be tolerated. According to the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, "The jury's decision in any particular case indicates the potential costs of engaging in behavior similar to the defendant's." The New England Journal of Medicine reported in the late 1970's that replacing the tort system in medical malpractice cases "might well abolish the deterrent signal or distort clinical decision making". Researchers found that tort cases that assess damages against the negligent doctor send signals to other doctors that discourage future carelessness and reduce future damages.
The lawyers of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., strive to protect the patient's right to be treated with the appropriate standard of care. Contact our firm to put our experienced team to work for you.