Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At Plakas Mannos, we have a team of medical malpractice lawyers who have years of experience helping those who have been the victims of medical negligence, along with a documented record of success.
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Our firm has the benefit of having a licensed medical doctor and registered nurse on staff. Dr. Allison Kreiner and Attorney Cheryl Lee are valuable resources in reviewing cases for our firm. Dr. Kreiner and Attorney Lee are involved in every stage of the process with our medical malpractice attorneys and pride themselves on their ability to work closely with clients and families to ensure they know how seriously we take their matters.
Common malpractice cases
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that adverse events occur in nearly one out of four admissions, and 25% of those adverse events were preventable. An adverse event that meets the criteria for serious or fatal occurred in 1% of hospital admissions.
The most common type of adverse event is an adverse drug event. However, our team of medical malpractice lawyers assists in a variety of common malpractice cases, including:
- Post-operative errors: Failure to diagnose and treat post-operative complications
- Lab errors: Mistakes in lab results or contamination
- Diagnostic errors: These cases involve mistakes in diagnosing a medical condition or failure to timely diagnose a condition, leading to delayed treatment or misdiagnosis
- Surgical errors: Errors made during surgical procedures, such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments in the surgical site, or performing unnecessary surgeries
- Medication errors: Occur when healthcare professionals make mistakes in prescribing, administering, or managing medications, resulting in adverse drug reactions, overdose, or other medication-related complications
- Anesthesia errors: Errors made during the administration of anesthesia, including dosage errors, failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs, or adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Hospital negligence: Negligence by hospitals or medical facilities, such as inadequate staffing, improper sanitation, failure to maintain equipment, or lack of proper protocols that result in patient harm
- Failure to obtain informed consent: May occur when a healthcare professional fails to adequately inform a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a medical procedure or treatment, and the patient suffers harm as a result
- Emergency department errors: Frequently involve missed or delayed diagnosis, communication breakdowns, inadequate monitoring, and discharging patients prematurely
- Failure to properly monitor, respond, and care for unstable patients: Encompasses situations where healthcare professionals fail to promptly assess vital signs, recognize signs of deterioration, or escalate care appropriately