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Many government reporting agencies have estimated that more than 98,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. As our population ages, more and more people are seeking medical care and at the same time health care providers and insurance companies are focusing on increasing profits. Medical malpractice includes an array of issues, including misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication as well as surgical errors and nursing home neglect. McAlester medical malpractice attorney Tod Mercer has assisted hundreds of families obtain the compensation they deserve for a variety of medical malpractice claims.

With more than 20 years of experience representing clients injured through substandard medical care Tod Mercer knows what you are up against in proving a medical negligence claim. Although doctors and nurses are highly trained and skilled professionals and must follow strict safety procedures, to err is human. Too often mistakes are made for any number of reasons that result in harming patients.

The general public has a right to expect a high standard of care when seeking medical treatment and when that trust is breached by health care providers and medical facilities you deserve to be compensated for damages incurred by their negligence. Some of the more common causes for medical malpractice claims include:

Child birth injuries •Surgical errors
Child birth negligence •Misdiagnosis
Failure to diagnose •Prescription errors
Pharmaceutical mistakes •Failure to warn
Failure to obtain consent

In fact, a 2007 National Institutes of Health study of 444 randomly selected surgical malpractice claims titled "Patterns of technical error among surgical malpractice claims" reported that the majority of surgical errors involved technical errors, including both manual errors and errors of judgment. And the majority of these errors were caused by experienced surgeons that occurred in routine operations.

Tod Mercer is capable of litigating even the most complex medical malpractice suits, including catastrophic injuries and wrongful death cases. Personal injury tort law can be extremely complicated and every case is unique requiring specialized investigations and expert testimony. Our team of medical professionals and investigators knows what to look for in your particular case and we will provide you with the comprehensive representation you need for the best possible results.
Contact our office for a no-obligation confidential consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Evening and weekend appointments are available and we only collect fees if you receive a positive settlement or verdict in your case.