Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Buffalo, NY
Medical malpractice is far more common than most people think. In fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide patients with attentive and timely care. Yet sometimes, medical error or negligence results in serious injury. When this happens, victims of medical negligence can file a medical malpractice case to receive compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC can help.
Call The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller today to schedule a free consultation and discuss how to get compensated for a medical malpractice injury.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can happen for many different reasons. Sometimes it’s caused by negligence on the part of medical staff. Other times, poor judgment or mistakes lead to unintended consequences.
The cause of medical malpractice doesn’t matter when it comes to seeking compensation. Medical facilities bear a responsibility to employ properly trained staff who provide appropriate, attentive care.
However, the cause does matter when it comes to building your case. Your medical malpractice attorneys will use the details of your situation to build a strong argument showing exactly how negligence occurred.
Common grounds for a medical malpractice case include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Medication error
- Surgical and post-surgical failure
- Failure to monitor recovery
- Insufficient training
- Nursing home neglect
- Wrongful death
These medical errors are unacceptable. In the worst cases, medical malpractice can result in death. Other serious outcomes of medical malpractice include:
- Birth defects
- Heart attack
- Brain injury
Many of the injuries caused by medical malpractice can be life-altering. In addition to experiencing an emotional toll, victims or their loved ones may struggle to afford the medical care and treatment needed for the injuries caused by medical malpractice.
While medical malpractice attorneys cannot restore health to you or a loved one, they can help you acquire the compensation necessary to afford care for injuries and offset other costs like lost income.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
Obtaining compensation in a medical malpractice case is a matter of proving that negligence occurred on the part of the medical staff. Parties that can be held financially responsible in a medical malpractice case include:
- Hospital staff
- Hospital or medical facility
In more complicated cases, a combination of parties may bear responsibility. This situation can make a case longer and more complicated to build, but it can also result in higher compensation.
Once your medical malpractice attorneys establish the grounds of negligence, they determine a target amount for compensation based on demonstrable costs and other damages.
Compensation in a medical malpractice case is divided into economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages have a financial cost that your medical malpractice attorneys can show through bills, receipts, and pay stubs. These commonly include items like:
- Medical bills
- Prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Lost wages and earning ability
- Lost benefits
In addition to the losses and costs that can be demonstrated, you can also seek compensation for losses that don’t come with a subjective value. These are called non-economic damages, and they include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
Your medical malpractice attorneys will get to know you and your case well to fully understand how your medical malpractice injuries might negatively impact all areas of your life. Based on the damage you and your family members have suffered, your attorney will identify an amount to fairly compensate you for the losses.
Fearless in the Face of Litigation
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, we have a track record of fearlessness in the face of trial.
Trials can be time-consuming and expensive, and they require a lot of work on the part of your legal team. There’s also a higher risk. Negotiation means that everyone walks away with something. Attorneys who take your case to trial risk their legal fees and client satisfaction.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller have no fear of litigation. Our experienced trial attorneys know that often, achieving the best outcome for a client involves doing the work required by a trial.
It takes skilled representation to build a track record of success at trial, and this is the reputation that our attorneys have earned since The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller opened in 1999.
The willingness to take a case to trial doesn’t just result in better outcomes for clients. It also means that when the medical malpractice attorneys from The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller head into negotiation, their reputation precedes them.
Attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller routinely obtain fairer offers and higher payouts from insurance companies because they are highly motivated to avoid the expense and time commitment of a trial. And they know that legal professionals from The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller aren’t afraid of pursuing litigation.
Personalized Care for Medical Malpractice Clients
Kenneth Hiller opened The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller in 1999 as a solo practitioner. Today, the firm has grown to 24 attorneys and 48 additional staff members, with locations across Western New York.
The firm’s growth is a testament to the excellent legal representation clients receive, but attorney-client relationships at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller are still modeled on Kenneth Hiller’s solo practitioner roots.
When you become a client of The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, you work with one attorney from the beginning to the end of your medical malpractice case. Your case is never passed to other medical malpractice attorneys or handed off to another staff member.
At the core of dedicated, empathetic legal representation lies an attorney’s desire to get to know a client, understand their needs, and fight tirelessly on their behalf. Our dedicated attorneys know that relationship-based representation leads to the most positive client experience and the best settlement outcomes.
Full-Service Representation in Medical Malpractice Cases
Some medical malpractice injuries leave victims permanently unable to work. Often, clients in situations like this hire medical malpractice attorneys to handle their personal injury claim, only to find they must then go out and hire a disability attorney with another firm to gain Social Security disability benefits.
When you choose The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, you avoid such an inconvenience. Instead, you receive full-service representation. The medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller also provide experienced representation in gaining disability benefits.
Full-service representation reduces the cost and inconvenience of seeking out a new attorney at a different firm to handle disability benefits separately. You also receive the additional asset of a disability benefits attorney who already knows you and the details of your case.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller?
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, you will find an impressive team of skilled medical malpractice attorneys who possess the specialized knowledge you need to gain fair compensation after medical malpractice destroys health and puts a financial burden on you or your family member.
From your initial consultation to the day you receive medical malpractice compensation, the medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller will be with you every step of the way, providing compassionate, personalized service and aggressive negotiation and representation until you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.