Vermont Medical Malpractice Lawyer David I. Schoen has the rare combination of experience, knowledge, and commitment to stand up to the medical profession and the medical malpractice insurance companies. The medical malpractice insurance companies will try hard to discredit your claim which is why you need a strong, experienced medical malpractice attorney who is a skilled negotiator and litigator.
Cases of medical malpractice not only create serious, and sometimes unbearable and permanent physical injuries and illness to the victim, resulting in devastating medical bills and lost income, but take a psychological and emotional toll on the injured party as well as family members. People put their trust in medical professionals to help in a time of need, and having that trust broken, whether through carelessness, indifference or neglect, can be life altering. With over 30 years of experience, Vermont Medical Malpractice Lawyer David I. Schoen has successfully tried and settled hundreds of cases involving many different types of negligence committed by healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities.
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury. Cases of medical malpractice can occur anywhere medical treatment is given, whether it’s in a hospital, a private office, a nursing home, or a rehabilitation center. Medical malpractice can occur as a result of error on the part of any health care professional, whether that’s a surgeon, nurse, aide, physical therapist, psychologist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or anyone else giving medical treatment.
Examples of Medical Malpractice include:
- Surgical Errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper treatment
- Failure or misuse of medical equipment
- Medication errors
- Foreign objects
- Lack of informed consent
- Nursing errors
- Emergency room errors
- Nursing home malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Psychological injuries
Having a successful medical malpractice claim requires proof that the health care professional did not give adequate standard of care that would normally be expected in similar situations. Furthermore, it must be shown that it was that substandard level of care that resulted in injury or death. Medical professionals have medical insurance on their side, and claims against them are fought aggressively.
For those reason, medical malpractice claims are costly to pursue, both in terms of money and time. Cases where substantial injuries resulted, and substantial damages might be rewarded, are more likely to be successful than cases with less substantial injuries.
Attorney David Schoen has handled hundreds of medical malpractice suits in his 30+ years as an attorney, and he knows that every case is unique. Some insurance companies put a money value on an injury without looking at the individual facts in each case, but you are not a series of numbers to be put in a computer and processed.
Mr. Schoen believes that the best results come when he is able to take the time to get to know his client and to make a compelling case based on his client’s special circumstances. Many times this means not settling for the original amount offered in settlement, but fighting for more.
Were you harmed as a result of substandard medical care? Do you think you have a viable claim? Talk to David Schoen about it. Call our offices today. 802-484-3900