A Strong Network of Worcester Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Help for those injured by medical negligence

Society generally holds members of the medical profession in very high regard — so much so that we sometimes forget how frequently physician error occurs. But surgical errors, misdiagnosis and prescription errors happen all the time. And when these types of errors result in injury, illness or death, the practitioner responsible may be liable for medical malpractice. Through our more than 35 years practicing in the Worcester area, our lawyers at Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. have built strong relationships with esteemed medical malpractice attorneys throughout Massachusetts. We can connect clients with experienced personal injury lawyers who have the knowledge and resources to aggressively pursue fair compensation on their behalf.

Medical negligence

Medical negligence can come in a variety of forms, all of which are capable of causing serious personal injury:

  • Surgical error
  • Failure to monitor
  • Poor infection control
  • Prescription errors

Medical professionals are subject to the standards of their profession. This means that medical malpractice cases frequently involve substantial testimony from medical experts as to what those standards are and whether the defendant breached those standards by acting in a way that no reasonable professional would. Effective medical malpractice attorneys must have enough familiarity with the medical field to be able to determine what types of medical experts would be helpful to their clients’ claims and must be able to communicate effectively with those experts throughout the process.

Diagnosis issues

Sometimes inaction can be just as harmful — or even more harmful — than negligent action. When doctors or other medical professionals fail to diagnose conditions that should have been discoverable upon a proper application of professional standards and judgment, they may be just as culpable as if they had engaged in negligent treatment. Patients who had to undergo additional treatment, suffered additional injury or ultimately died because their conditions were not diagnosed in a timely manner may be entitled to compensation.

A Worcester lawyer with medical malpractice experience can obtain and review your medical records and consult with other physicians and medical professionals to determine if proper professional standards were followed in your case. If it appears that you were the victim of medical malpractice, an experienced attorney can negotiate with doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies to obtain prompt and fair compensation for your injuries. A medical malpractice attorney with a reputation for success can facilitate negotiation by being fully prepared to go to trial if necessary to get a fair result.

We can point victims of medical malpractice in the right direction

At Gould & Ettenberg, P.C., our more than 35 years of practice in the Worcester area allows us to connect clients with the medical and legal professionals they need to build a strong medical malpractice case. Call us at 508-752-6733 or contact us online to set up a consultation with a caring and experienced attorney today. We are conveniently located in downtown Worcester with easy access to both state and federal courthouses as well as convenient parking.