Medical Malpractice

Medical-Malpractice

Has you or a family member suffered from Medical Malpractice

Sick or injured people requiring attention expect doctors and health care facilities to provide high quality care. If a doctor makes an inaccurate diagnosis, prescribes the wrong treatment, botches a procedure, or fails to make certain that a patient reads and signs a consent form, a medical malpractice attorney at Simms and Associates in Birmingham, Alabama is the person to contact.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Doctor errors and hospital errors cause 225,000 deaths every year. More deaths occur from doctor and hospital negligence than from automobile accidents. Malpractice deaths exceed those caused by strokes and lung cancer. Doctor and hospital negligence results in thousands of deaths, and thousands more people suffer injuries caused by doctor and hospital errors.

Damages awarded in malpractice lawsuits may include compensation for bills, pain and suffering, wrongful death, lost wages, loss of companionship, and loss of future benefits for the spouse, including pensions and health insurance. If you have been the victim of doctor or hospital negligence, contact a Birmingham, Alabama medical malpractice attorney at Simms and Associates to discuss your case.