A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Seeking Justice For Tragic Medical Mistakes And Medical Injuries
Sometimes, doctors make mistakes that not only make an injury or illness worse but also cause catastrophic damage or even death.
My name is Matthew Gunn, and I am a personal injury lawyer who helps families recover compensation after a serious medical mistake. Born and raised in Idaho, I founded my law practice Law Offices of Matthew G. Gunn in order to truly help those in my community.
Major Medical Mistakes In Diagnosis, Failure To Diagnose And Delays In Diagnosis
Doctors are experts, but that doesn’t mean they are perfect. Medical professionals sometimes make mistakes. When it comes to diagnosing an illness, there can be a lot of people involved in analyzing symptoms and samples and communicating results. However, mistakes can happen at any part of this process, causing damage and additional risk to the patient. A mistake in the diagnostic process can result in:
- A misdiagnosis, with the medical professional diagnosing and even treating the wrong condition
- A failure to diagnose a condition when, in fact, something was wrong
- A delay in diagnosing and, therefore, treating a condition, which causes damage that could have been prevented
When serious medical negligence results in the worsening of a preexisting condition or additional medical issues and there is evidence that the medical professional did not act competently, there may be a claim for medical malpractice.
Medical Negligence And Major Surgical Errors
If a surgeon, doctor or medical professional makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient and it is not along the lines of the reasonable standard of care, then the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice. Surgical errors can include:
- Mistakes with anesthesia
- A surgeon cutting in the wrong place or operating on the wrong body part
- The act of accidentally leaving something like a surgical tool or sponge inside the patient
- Amputation of the wrong limb
When a surgeon or medical professional deviates from the normal standard of care while performing surgery, serious medical mistakes can happen, and there may be a claim for medical malpractice. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I know how to work with insurance companies, negotiate settlement and, if necessary, litigate your case in court.
Birth Injury Medical Malpractice
Anticipating the birth of a child is usually filled with joy and excitement. When complications arise and they aren’t managed properly by a mother’s health care team, damage, injury and harm can occur to both the baby and the mother. When a baby and/or a mother suffer from what could have been avoidable or preventable injuries and damage, there may be a claim for medical malpractice.
Don’t Wait. Idaho Filing Deadlines Apply.
With any medical malpractice lawsuit, there are strict filing deadlines and statutes of limitations, or timeframes to file a claim. In the state of Idaho, victims of medical negligence have two years from the injury itself or the date that they realized a mistake was made to file a claim for medical malpractice.
If you are suffering from serious injuries and complications as the result of a perceived medical mistake, call my office at 208-472-8834 or send an email using my online form. I offer free consultations.