Demanding Accountability For Medical Malpractice

The law defines medical malpractice as the failure to do something that a reasonable medical professional would do in the same or similar circumstances. In order to prevail on a malpractice claim, a lawyer must establish, through expert testimony, the standard of care required by the medical field. Once the standard of care has been established, the attorney must prove that the medical professional violated or failed to uphold those standards. These cases are complex, which is why experienced legal counsel is essential.

The attorneys at the law firm of Johnson & Monteleone, LLP, are dedicated to fighting for the interests of people who have been harmed by medical negligence or malpractice. To schedule an initial consultation at our law offices in Boise, call us at 208-488-4944.

We Handle Surgical Error Claims

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice are surgical errors. Surgical errors may include mistakes in the administering and monitoring of anesthesia, the inadvertent cutting or injuring of nerves, organs or other body parts, and negligent post-surgical care.

It is important to note that not all complications can be attributed to medical malpractice. For example, if a person is allergic to anesthesia and is unaware of this fact, and an adverse event occurs, it may be considered to fall within the normal risks of surgery. Another example is one of nerve damage. Some nerve damage may be considered to be a reasonable risk. However, completely severing a nerve may be unreasonable. Generally, the more remote an injury is from the area being operated on, the greater the likelihood of medical malpractice.

Pharmaceutical Litigation

There are numerous examples of drugs being recalled from the market because they have been shown to cause serious side effects, injuries or even death. We believe that "equal protection under the law" calls for strong advocacy for those citizens who are most vulnerable to dangerous medications. We take on a wide range of pharmaceutical litigation claims.

Contact Us If You Have Been Harmed By Medical Negligence

Medical treatment that results in an injury is not medical malpractice in and of itself. There are always calculated risks that may be considered unavoidable. It is important to seek legal advice to determine if you have a valid malpractice claim. Call us at 208-488-4944 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. From our offices in Boise, we represent people throughout Idaho. We provide legal services for both English and Spanish speakers.