We rely on the health care system to heal and treat us; unfortunately, sometimes the system itself can cause injury and harm. In a 2017 survey by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 21 percent of adults said they have personally experienced a medical error. More disturbing, medical error causes more than 250,000 deaths per year, making it the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Our firm conducts extensive investigations prior to ever filing a lawsuit. We work closely with medical professionals to evaluate the underlying merits of each case and only proceed if the experts confirm that malpractice or negligence has occurred. Through this disciplined approach, we have established a national reputation as lawyers who handle these difficult cases efficiently and effectively; Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader is ranked “Tier 1” for medical malpractice litigation by U.S. News & World Report.
Among our recent results for clients:
- We negotiated a $9.25 million settlement for a woman who was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia, or irregular heart rhythm. She chose to go through cardiac ablation, a procedure that uses energy or heat to kill problematic tissue. During the procedure, the surgeon erroneously ablated the coronary artery; this caused a heart attack, and the patient ultimately required both a heart and kidney transplant.
- We obtained a $7.4 million settlement for the family of a woman who suffered a perforation during gastric bypass surgery. The perforation was undiagnosed for several days; she died on the operating table from overwhelming sepsis.
- We earned a $830,622 jury verdict for a woman whose cancer diagnosis was delayed by three years.
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Life-altering injuries can occur when doctors fail to acknowledge the significance of a patient’s signs and symptoms or choose to ignore recognized risks. The attorneys at Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader have more than 100 years of combined experience handling these cases – and holding doctors, surgeons and hospitals accountable.