Medical Malpractice Lawyers Protect the Rights of Injured Patients

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 22, 2017 11:13:48 PM

A study published in 2016 estimated that approximately 250,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. as the result of medical errors.  Despite this alarming statistic, medical malpractice claims continue to decrease, and injured patients and their families are left to cope with the aftermath of medical malpractice because of restrictive laws that limit patients’ rights.

In short, medical malpractice may be killing up to a quarter of a million Americans each year, and those responsible are getting away with it.  But injured patients and families still have rights under the law. 

If you or your family have been injured by a doctor or healthcare professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawyer may be your only chance to receive the just compensation you deserve.

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4 Types of Cases That Medical Malpractice Lawyers See Too Often

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 24, 2017 10:42:17 PM

Patients trust medical professionals with their lives.  Too often, though, hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners see patients as nothing more than profits.  This can lead to inattentive and careless treatment.  Worse, it can lead to injury or death due to medical malpractice.

At Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, medical malpractice lawyers represent numerous clients who have been harmed due to medical and surgical negligence.  While the specifics of each case differ, the majority of injured patients who rely on Lowe Eklund’s experienced attorneys suffer as the result of just a few types of medical malpractice.

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Radiologist Errors and Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 19, 2016 10:16:44 PM

The following post comes in response to a question from a non-lawyer. For those outside of the legal profession, understanding a medical malpractice lawsuit can be quite difficult. Sometimes even knowing what role medical professionals play in the treatment process can be hard to figure out, let alone navigating the legal system following a medical malpractice injury.

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Women Face High Risk of Misdiagnosed and Undiagnosed Heart Disease

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 2, 2016 9:58:22 PM

As part of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association has designated this Friday, February 5, 2016, as National Wear Red Day. Participants are encouraged to wear red clothes, makeup, jewelry, and anything else that might grab someone’s attention and lead to a discussion about the risks women face from heart disease and strokes.

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Topics: medical malpractice