When Medical Error Causes Harm

Serious harm or death sometimes occurs resulting from surgical, hospital or medical error profoundly affecting patient and family. The law refers to “medical malpractice” as the negligence of a medical provider. Lacy Katzen LLP has successfully represented victims of medical malpractice for decades.

Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult legal claims to prove at trial, with the vast majority of reported cases tried to verdict resulting in a verdict for the defense. Lacy Katzen LLP has helped victims of medical malpractice with a high rate of success through meticulous analysis of potential claims and the highest dedication to preparation of a case once it has been accepted.

Peter T. Rodgers is listed in the Best Lawyers in America directory in the field of medical malpractice. With partner Jacqueline Thomas and medical professionals, Lacy Katzen LLP focuses on both the needs of our clients and the careful research necessary to win cases often accessing the most highly qualified medical experts in the country.

To succeed at trial, you must prove that the medical provider failed to follow the medical standard of care and that injury or death was proximately caused by the departure or failure to follow the medical standard of care. Proving a failure to follow the standard of care but failing to prove causation will result in a defense verdict. Both elements require expert medical proof to successfully prosecute a medical malpractice claim.

Lacy Katzen LLP has successfully handled cases involving surgical error, failure to timely diagnose serious illness including cancer and infectious disease, emergency room negligence and the failure to accurately evaluate diagnostic testing. In accepting a medical malpractice case, Lacy Katzen LLP commits it resources, talent and experience on behalf of its client in this most challenging area of the law.