Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Compassionate Arkansas Medical Negligence Attorneys

When people seek medical treatment, they rarely imagine they could sustain injury or even death as a result of that care. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers make errors that can result in devastating injuries.

At the Odom Law Firm, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we represent individuals injured by medical mistakes. Since 1982, we have been pursuing negligence claims, holding medical providers to a high standard and helping patients throughout the state receive the quality health care they deserve.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Health care providers are obligated to maintain a specified standard of care to protect patients. When an individual or hospital violates that standard of care, resulting in serious injury or death, medical malpractice occurs, and when it does, the health care provider is liable for negligence.

Medical malpractice encompasses a range of negligent acts, including:

  • Surgical errors, including operating on the wrong portion of the body or leaving an instrument inside the patient
  • Failure to diagnose or treat a condition
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Emergency room errors, including dismissing symptoms of heart attack or stroke
  • Prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to inform a patient of risks
  • Infections related to improper treatment
  • Wrongful death

What Sorts of Injuries Can Occur?

Medical negligence can result in very serious consequences. When medical professionals make mistakes, severe injuries often occur. Some of these are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often from a lack of oxygen
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

If you believe you or someone you love has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, you may be eligible to seek compensation for pain and suffering, serious injury, lost wages, medical expenses and wrongful death. As your attorneys, we will work with medical experts to collect all relevant documents and review your case, seeking the compensation you deserve.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are time-consuming and expensive. While you could seek recovery for a minor injury resulting from health care negligence, the time and money involved in these cases makes it unrealistic to do so. If you feel you have suffered from medical malpractice, we can help you determine whether your claim is worth is pursuing.

Experienced Arkansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you have a potential medical malpractice claim, contact us online or call our office locally at 479-935-8425 or toll free at 866-935-2070 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.

Our firm is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

Our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless you recover compensation.

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