Medical malpractice is brought against a health care professional when something they do or fail to do results in harm to the patient under their care. Negligence by a medical professional can include a misdiagnosis, an error in treatment or an error in illness management. These errors can cause life-threatening and permanent injuries. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Wisconsin medical malpractice lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy, S.C. for help building a legal case. Our skilled Milwaukee personal injury attorneys will help you fight for justice and maximum compensation.
Medical malpractice cases can be brought against a doctor, nurse, aide, hospital or local, state or federal agencies operating the hospital facilities. When a mistake by a health care provider causes an injury or death to a patient, the patient or their family may be able to seek damages.
In Wisconsin, special laws apply only to medical malpractice claims. They include special filings and filing deadlines as well as limits on legal fees and the rights of patients to recover damages.
Medical malpractice lawsuits were designed so patients had a way to gain compensation when injured as a result of negligence or a wrongful action by a medical professional. They are costly to pursue though, and can change frequently. Expert opinions are required in order for the injured person to proceed forward with a medical malpractice claim.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of possible medical malpractice, contact the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. today. We hold most of the records in Wisconsin for paid medical malpractice verdicts and recoveries, including the largest medical malpractice verdict obtained ($35.3 million in Elkhorn, WI), the second-largest paid medical malpractice judgment ($25.24 million in Milwaukee, WI). We work on a contingency fee basis, so we don’t get paid unless you win your case. Our Wisconsin medical malpractice attorneys have the trial experience to ensure the best possible result. It won’t cost you any more to hire great lawyers.