The term medical malpractice means the failure of a healthcare professional (a doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse, or another) to use reasonable care. This means the healthcare professional violated the expected standard of care. Negligence can be an act, or the failure to act, which caused harm to the patient.

Just because there has been a bad result does not mean that medical negligence occurred. In order to be successful in a medical negligence matter, you must prove that the medical care provider was careless and that that carelessness caused the bad result.

Medical negligence cases are costly and complex, requiring you to hire one or more experts at substantial expense. Unless your damages are significant, it may not be in your best economic interest to bring a case. In other words, it may cost more to bring the suit than you can recover.

At Phillips Law Office, we represent those who have been significantly harmed by the negligence of a hospital or its healthcare professionals. Our recent medical malpractice cases include a woman who broke her leg and was placed in a boot cast. Unfortunately, the provider never removed a splint before putting the boot cast on, the woman’s circulation was cut off, and the woman’s leg had to be amputated. Two large New Hampshire firms turned down that case, but Phillips Law Office brought suit and obtained a fair settlement. We have also brought a claim against an oral surgeon who failed to use reasonable care and allowed a dental instrument to be inhaled into his patient’s lung. We have also represented those who have been harmed by drugs-such as Avandia and PPA (Phenylpropanolamine), an ingredient found in cold medicines.

If you have been injured by a healthcare professional, and medical negligence is the cause, Phillips Law Office can help you. We handle cases on either an hourly basis, or in many litigation matters, on a contingency fee basis, which means we only charge a fee if you win and receive an award of damages. Clients are responsible for expenses and costs which are sometimes advanced by the client or deducted from recovery at verdict or settlement.

Call Phillips Law Office at (603) 225-2767, or email us by using the box at the top right of this page.