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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice involves a health care provider's failure to meet the required standard of medical care, resulting in injury to a patient. Medical malpractice can cause injuries through lack of knowledge, lack of skill, ignorance, misdiagnosis, or simple mistakes such as over or under medication. In one recent study, the Institute of Medicine found that 98,000 preventable deaths per year were caused by medical mistakes in the U.S. alone, more than double those caused by auto accidents. Yet, medical malpractice remains one of the most difficult and complicated types of cases for an injured person to prove.

Our attorneys and team of paralegals are experienced and aggressive in obtaining maximum results for our clients whose families have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in the course of medical treatment. We are committed to investigating each of our cases thoroughly and keeping the client involved throughout through regular communication. Each case is staffed by at least two primary attorneys to ensure that client inquiries are promptly addressed. We have investigated and prosecuted cases in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology;
  • Birth Injuries;
  • Breast Augmentation/Reduction;
  • Emergency Medicine;
  • General Surgery;
  • Hip Replacement;
  • Hospital Administration;
  • Nephrology;
  • Neurology;
  • Nursing Malpractice;
  • Nursing Home Negligence;
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology;
  • Ophthalmology;
  • Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine;
  • Otolaryngology;
  • Plastic Surgery;
  • Podiatry;
  • Primary Care;
  • and others.

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Medical Malpractice Practice Leader

Donald W. O’Brien, Jr.
Direct: 585-987-2810
Fax: 585-987-2910
dobrien@woodsoviatt.com