Iowa Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Established for Over Forty Years
With medical malpractice, the treatment provided by the health care provider falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and therefore causes injury or death to the patient. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in 2010 alone, there were 7,533 adverse action reports filed on medical doctors and dentists alone, and another 50,338 adverse action reports were filed on professional nurses and para-professional nurses in that same year.
At McGuire Law, PLC, we have over 40 years experience handling complex medical malpractice cases. We have the experience and resources necessary to go head-to-head against sophisticated medical doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals on behalf of our clients' medical malpractice claims. Please feel free to clink on the links below to become more familiar with what we do. Since medical malpractice claims have a statute of limitations, we encourage you to contact an Iowa medical malpractice attorney from our firm at your earliest convenience.
When a doctor, or nurse, or independent contractor such as an anesthesiologist performs a substandard level of care and the patient is subsequently injured as a result of that negligence, then the patient may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor responsible for harming them, or against the hospital and the hospital staff responsible for their associated injuries.
Childbirth is considered to be far safer than it was thirty or forty years ago thanks to technological advances in medicine. However, American doctors and nurses are still prone to human error which can subsequently lead to preventable and sometimes life-threatening birth injuries in the infant. The infant may sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, facial paralysis, brachial plexus injuries, and cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice.
Brachial Plexus Injuries
Brachial plexus is a type of birth injury that affects the nerves around the infant's neck and shoulder. When the nerves in the brachial plexus region are damaged, it can lead to a lack of arm muscle control, or paralysis of the child's arm.
Brain injuries can lead to vision loss, memory loss, confusion, nausea, coma, a vegetative state, and in severe cases, they can lead to death. An infant can experience brain injuries as a result of oxygen deprivation at birth due to medical negligence, and patients can sustain brain injuries during surgery, or while under the hospital's care and these types of injuries are considered medical malpractice.
Cancer misdiagnosis is one of the deadliest forms of medical malpractice because failure to diagnose cancer can cause the cancer to spread to the point that it is fatal for the patient. If your health has been compromised because of a failure to diagnose cancer, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the doctor.
Cerebral Palsy Injuries
Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries to the human brain. The condition is characterized by weakness or stiffness in the arms and legs and can involve seizures and a certain degree of mental retardation. If your son or daughter developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury or other form of medical malpractice, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital responsible.
Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving all of Iowa
McGuire Law, PLC has specialized in medical malpractice cases all throughout the state of Iowa for over 40 years. We treat each of our cases as if it was the only one we have because we want you to know that you are important and you deserve personalized representation. Our firm has successfully tried hundreds of jury trials and obtained millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients.
We are well-known in the insurance community for being aggressive and tenacious when representing our clients and because of this, over 90% of our cases are settled prior to trial as a result of our reputation. From the moment we take on your case, our foremost priority will be to explain your case effectively in front of the insurance company, or if need be, in front of a judge or jury in order to help you recover maximum financial compensation. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, we urge you to contact our office today to speak with a member of our legal team.