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Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Preventable mistakes by doctors and other healthcare providers can cause patients and families to suffer injuries, setbacks, and mental anguish. Many local victims of medical malpractice receive aggressive representation from our attorneys in Burlington, VT. At Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough, we hold responsible parties accountable for pain, suffering, and financial burdens caused by negligence and wrongdoing.

Our firm offers a free consultation for potential medical malpractice clients. To arrange to speak to an attorney, please contact our office today.

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The number of patients that died from preventable medical mistakes in 2013 was at least 250,000, which is more than the number of deaths from strokes and Alzheimer’s combined.

About Medical Malpractice

In hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and medical offices, patients willingly place their health in the hands of skilled professionals. These doctors and other caregivers are highly trained and well compensated, as they should be. Because they make life-altering decisions for patients on a daily basis, they are held to a high standard of care.

Unfortunately, they also make an alarming number of medical mistakes leading to serious injury and worse. A recently released study reported medical error as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical Errors
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Prescription, and other Medication Errors
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose and Failure to Treat
  • Failure to Admit into Hospital

A common example of failure to diagnose happens when a doctor overlooks a patient's symptoms, which turn out to be early signs of a now advanced disease. The patient must undergo more aggressive treatment, or may succumb to a disease (such as cancer) that would have been highly treatable. Another example is improper placement of a feeding tube that causes internal injury or death. Pharmaceutical and obstetrics/gynecology errors are also common, and cause devastating repercussions for many patients. 

Medical Malpractice Litigation

The seasoned attorneys at Kirkpatrick & Goldsborough represent medical malpractice plaintiffs, including wrongful death cases. We have a strong record of success with personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice, recovering significant compensation for victims and families.

As a victim of medical malpractice, your damages may include ongoing medical bills, loss of income, and extensive requirements for accommodation of a catastrophic injury.

Due to the complexity of malpractice litigation, it is best handled by a firm with extensive experience and resources. To prove medical malpractice, the plaintiff must clearly establish that medical error was responsible for the adverse outcome they experienced. These cases require detailed investigation and interpretation of highly technical records. Our firm calls on a network of trusted doctors, nurses, and other professionals to analyze data and provide expert opinions.

In these cases, it is also important to clarify and substantiate the plaintiff’s full damages. Insurance companies work hard to downplay damage claims, but we work harder to establish the impact of careless error on our client’s quality of life. In many cases, there are substantial losses, both immediate and anticipated far into the future.

As a victim of medical malpractice, your damages may include ongoing medical bills, loss of income, and extensive requirements for accommodation of a catastrophic injury. The whole family experiences pain, hardship, and financial impact, particularly in the case of wrongful death.

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to have representation by the right law firm. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and proven trial veterans, with a record of multi-million dollar recoveries for clients.

Contact Our Firm

If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case, we encourage you to contact our firm today. During a free consultation, we will go over the facts of your case and explain your legal options. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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1233 Shelburne Rd
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South Burlington, VT 05403

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South Burlington Office

1233 Shelburne Rd
Ste E-1
South Burlington, VT 05403

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

All Hours Directions (802) 651-0960