Directory of Medical Malpractice Attorneys
At Lawyer Legion we created a directory of medical malpractice attorneys. You can search for personal injury attorneys focused on medical malpractice using our directory. Search by state, city, or zip code.
Find profiles for different attorneys in a particular city or state. The profiles have information on the attorney's membership and leadership in legal organizations related to medical malpractice law, speaking engagements at quality CLE seminars, and participation in specialty certification programs.
Medical Malpractice Laws in the United States
Doctors, surgeons, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals accept high expectations upon entering their field. Their patients literally put their lives in medical professionals' hands. In legal terms, this refers to the duty of care. Medical professionals have a responsibility to their patients to do their job correctly.
A doctor has the duty to exercise the knowledge and skill of a doctor in good standing in the United States, with the same standard for other medical professionals. For instance, if a patient comes to a doctor showing symptoms of a serious illness, such as cancer, the doctor should be able to recognize the possibility of the illness and test the patient for the illness to the best of any other doctor in the United States' ability. If the doctor fails to recognize the possibility of this illness, it could worsen the patient's condition.
A medical professional can never guarantee that a procedure or course of treatment will go perfectly or work, but are expected to perform the procedure or treatment as well as any other medical professional in the same field, and be able to recognize and treatment any potential complications. For example, after surgery, a doctor should be on the lookout for any sign of infection and quickly treat it.
When a doctor or other medical professional is proposing a particular course of treatment, he or she has a duty to disclose all known risks so that the patient can make informed consent to the procedure. If the doctor fails to do so, and the risk would have made a reasonable person decide against the procedure, the doctor has likely committed malpractice.
Medical malpractice lawyers represent patients in lawsuits against health care professionals who have fallen short. They seek to help their clients recover from the damages they suffered as a result of the medical professional's negligence. Several states, however, have put caps on the amount that can be recovered in medical malpractice suits.
Board Certification for Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys has been accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers as specialists in medical professional liability, or medical malpractice. Certified medical professional liability attorneys must show experience in a significant number of medical malpractice cases, attend many hours of continuing legal education on the subject, provide references and meet other requirements to achieve certification.
Find a certified medical professional liability attorney.
As of September 23, 2014, the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys is fully accredited by the Florida Bar to certify attorneys in the area of Medical Malpractice. Find medical malpractice attorneys in Florida who have earned this important distinction.
At Lawyer Legion we created our directory of personal injury lawyers to help the public find a qualified attorney in a variety of practice areas. We organize attorneys according to the focus of their practice, their membership and leadership in organizations related to personal injury law, and other objective factors.
Article last updated on Friday, June 12, 2015.