The harm done by medical malpractice can be devastating. At Cooper Sevillano, we are passionate about getting justice for victims of medical malpractice or neglect.
Our areas of expertise include:
Injuries resulting in amputation are necessarily life-changing and debilitating. You may be unable to work and require a long period of rehabilitation. In the wake of your injury, there are also very real emotional consequences which must be addressed. We help our clients pursue damages for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and financial losses. Our attorneys work with our clients closely to understand the full impact of their injury on their lives and the ongoing challenges they are facing.
During pregnancy, expectant parents plan for everything. But when something goes wrong in the delivery room, these plans are shattered. Injuries caused by trauma or oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery may be debilitating and lead to expensive aftercare and, in the worst cases, a life-long disability or death. More than anything, new parents coping with an injured newborn will feel confused and overwhelmed. If your baby has been injured during delivery, it is important to identify what went wrong and whether anything could have been done to prevent the harm.
When you and your family take medication, it is supposed to make you feel better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes things can go terribly wrong. Your physician may prescribe the wrong medication or may prescribe a medication for an off label use that leads to illness or injury. He may prescribe the wrong dose or overlook dangerous interactions the drug may have with your other medications. The pharmacist may misfill your prescription with the wrong drug, may provide you with the wrong dose or interaction information, or may give you the wrong person’s prescription. In the worst cases, your medication itself may be defective. Mistakes such as this may lead to serious injury or even death. We will investigate the cause of your injury and explore all avenues of recovery- including from the physician, the pharmacy or even the pharmaceutical company.
Unfortunately, errors at hospitals are a regular occurrence, leading to serious injury, prolonged illness, or even death. Staff and medical professionals may work long hours, leading to a mistake. You may be seen by numerous medical professionals who fail to document your care or communicate effectively with one another. Doctors, nurses and other employees may be poorly trained or supervised. Hospitals owe a duty of care to their patients to protect them from harm, and should be held liability when they fail to do so.
When you seek medical care, you trust that the medical professionals you encounter will provide proper treatment. When these professionals make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating, leading to serious injury or death. As a result, you and your family may suffer lifelong disability and economic hardship. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for such victims and their families in cases of negligence, misdiagnosis, and delayed diagnosis . We are committed to preventing future medical injuries by aggressively pursuing those medical professionals and facilities responsible.
When a medical condition has been misdiagnosed, crucial time is lost- which means loss of potential treatment options, loss of quality of life and – in the worst instances – even death. If you or someone you love has experienced a misdiagnosis leading to lack of treatment or delayed or incorrect treatment, the doctor at issue can and should be held responsible.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating and may lead to life-long disability or even death. Spinal cord injuries result when there is damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself caused by a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine. Such injuries often leave you unable to work or in need of long-term hospital care and rehabilitation. In addition, in the wake of such an injury there are very real emotional consequences which must be addressed. Spinal cord injuries may also be life altering for the victim’s family members, who may have to adjust their lives to care for a loved one. Although spinal cord injuries may occur in any type of accident, the most common causes are motor vehicle accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most debilitating and may lead to life-long disability or even death. They are generally caused by a blow or bump to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Traumatic brain injuries range in seriousness from “mild” to “severe” depending on the amount of time the victim is unconscious. Understand that even mild traumatic brain injuries are very serious injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to headaches, dizziness, memory loss, impaired cognitive and language ability, and impaired senses such as sight and hearing. They often impact the injured victim’s emotional state leading to significant changes in personality or depression.
Thankfully adverse reactions or injuries from vaccines are relatively rare. However, when they do occur, the consequences may be devastating- leading to serious injury or even death. Your healthcare provider may administer the incorrect vaccine or may fail to properly identify or treat an allergic reaction or illness resulting from the vaccination. In the worst cases, the vaccine itself may be defective. We will investigate the cause of your injury and explore all avenues of recovery- including against the physician, medical practitioner, pharmacist, or pharmaceutical company. In addition, you may have the right to compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a no fault alternative to a traditional liability suit brought in the United States Court of Federal Claims.