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Aggressive, Determined Arkansas Medical Malpractice Attorneys - You Can Count on McDaniel Law Firm, PLC

Medical malpractice cases involve some of the most complicated legal issues facing our society. Life and death matters are often at stake. That's why you need an Arkansas lawyer who can rise to the challenge and build a strong case that addresses all your legal needs. You need a lawyer who's not intimated by the complexity or the powerful insurance companies. You need an experienced Arkansas medical malpractice attorney at McDaniel Law Firm, PLC.

McDaniel Law Firm, PLC has prosecuted medical malpractice claims against health care providers of all kinds involving substandard care, and negligence in providing care or performing surgical procedures. Our attorneys are experienced in handling the vast array of complicated medical issues that arise in medical negligence cases. In fact, our law firm recently handled a malpractice case that resulted in a record jury verdict of $8.5 million.

What are common types of medical malpractice cases in Arkansas?

It may be difficult to discover if you have a medical malpractice claim. Getting to the root of certain medical errors can be an extremely complex, expensive process, requiring the use of experts in various fields of medicine. Medical negligence on the part of physicians and hospitals can result in lifelong disability and death and may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC aggressively pursues medical malpractice claims for various forms of medical negligence, including:

How can a medical malpractice lawyer in Arkansas help?

Medical malpractice claims are very challenging and complicated types of personal injury claims. They involve the investigation of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers - often people we have known and trusted for years. But if they have committed malpractice, they should accept responsibility and be held accountable. A malpractice claim may arise if a medical professional violates a duty to provide treatment to you using a standard of care that is generally accepted by the medical community.

Your case is important. The medical care provider's error may have resulted in serious injury or the death of someone you love. You shouldn't have to face a lifetime of pain, disability and financial hardship.

But we also understand your case is about more than just money. It's about holding medical care providers accountable. It's about helping other patients from suffering the same fate.


Surgical Errors

Rely on McDaniel Law Firm, PLC if you've been injured due to a surgical mistake

Surgeons make life and death decisions every day. When they make mistakes, the consequences can be serious, even life-threatening. Often, surgeons will claim they did everything they could to prevent such errors from happening. When such serious mistakes are made, you need a tough-minded medical malpractice law firm on your side. Contact McDaniel Law Firm, PLC. We handle medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors in Arkansas.

Proving a surgeon made a mistake can be extremely difficult. That's why McDaniel Law Firm, PLC works so hard on behalf medical malpractice victims throughout Arkansas. In some cases, the negligence may be rooted in something fairly simple, such as how long the surgeon waited to operate on a child. Timing in a medical procedure can make all the difference in a case. It's this careful attention to detail that sets us apart from other law firms. We leave no stone unturned.

What are common examples of surgical mistakes?

Surgical mistakes happen far more often than many people realize. Diagnosing errors or unsanitary conditions in the operating room can result in serious, even life threatening injuries.  Surgical mistakes can cover a wide range. They include:

  • Performing the wrong operation
  • Operating on the wrong person
  • Failure to diagnose properly
  • Substandard surgical work
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Failing to prevent infection

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Emergency Room Errors

Hold negligent emergency room personnel accountable

Doctors and surgeons make quick life and death decisions every day in emergency rooms. While it's natural to trust trained doctors and medical professionals when facing an emergency, sometimes they make mistakes. They make diagnosing errors. They read the wrong patient's chart. They wait too long to operate on someone. They prescribe the wrong medication or administer the wrong drugs. When this is the case, the results can be catastrophic to patients and their families.

Building a strong case for a client injured at a hospital takes commitment, skill and resources. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC's experienced attorneys routinely evaluate and litigate complex medical malpractice cases throughout Arkansas (and other states). We have the experience and knowledge you need to build a strong, successful emergency room error case designed to get you the maximum compensation.

How do doctors make emergency room errors?

The following are a few examples of emergency room errors:

  • Failure to treat blood clot or pulmonary embolism
  • Missing symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke
  • Ignoring obvious signs of a serious condition such as respiratory or organ failure
  • Failure to treat a medical condition
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Medication errors
  • Reading a medical chart or lab test incorrectly

Can a medical malpractice attorney in Jonesboro help me?

Knowing what to do after you were harmed or a loved one was injured or died due to an emergency room error can be overwhelming. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC is here to help you face your losses with confidence. We're ready to meet with you. We're ready to take the time to learn about your case. Call 1-855-524-4744 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office.

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Birth Injuries

McDaniel Law Firm, PLC works tirelessly for families facing serious birth injuries

Despite all the advances made in modern medicine, birth injuries continue to be a problem many families face. Often, careless acts by doctors or obstetricians result in injuries to babies during or before birth. When infants are harmed because of medical malpractice, the consequences can be severe. The babies often face life-long health issues that require extensive medical treatment. Even the smallest error can lead to major medical problems that can become a significant financial burden to families.

McDaniel Law Firm, PLC understands how complicated birth injury cases can become. Proving a medical care provider made a mistake can be a painstaking, time-consuming process. Medical records and other hospital reports must be carefully examined. Experts familiar with specific birth injuries must be consulted. We constantly look to make your case stronger. Each piece of evidence matters.

Common types of birth injuries

While some injuries occur during natural childbirth, others may be due to medical malpractice. It's important to be aware of signs of birth injuries. An infant who is not nursing properly or is developing seizures within 24 to 48 hours after birth may be a sign of birth injuries. Some of the most common types of birth injuries include the following:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Damage
  • Oxygen Deprivation
  • Brain Damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Damage
  • Klumpke's Palsy
  • Bone Fractures

Our Arkansas medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help

McDaniel Law Firm, PLC wants to take the time to learn about your case. We understand how difficult life can become after an accident. We care about Arkansas families and making our state a safer place to live. That's why we work so hard for each of our clients. Our focus is getting the results and compensation clients need and deserve. Call 1-855-524-4744 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office.

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Hospital Malpractice

Administrators at hospitals must make sure that patients receive treatment in a properly maintained and hygienic facility. When they fail to satisfy this responsibility, patients and other individuals using their facilities face a heightened risk of unnecessary injury. Unfortunately, injury as a result of hospital negligence is not uncommon. Patients in hospitals may be harmed as a result of the negligence of doctors, nurses, orderlies, facility administrators and management, nurse aides, and other parties such as in-house pharmacies.

What are common signs of hospital malpractice?

At McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, our Arkansas medical malpractice attorneys understand hospital negligence can happen at all levels of administration. Careless or improperly trained employees and staff can make life-threatening mistakes. A lack of supervision or communication can also harm patients. A failure to comply with regulations for safe hospital practice can also put a person's life in danger.

Signs of hospital negligence include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Delayed or improper administration of medication
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attack, stroke or other serious medical condition while under hospital care
  • Decisions about care made as response to pressure by HMOs to save money, such as early hospital discharge and insufficient medication

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Can an Arkansas medical malpractice attorney help?

When you contact McDaniel Law Firm, PLC, rest assured your case will receive personalized attention from a medical malpractice lawyer in Jonesboro who puts clients' needs first. McDaniel Law Firm, PLC routinely handles medical negligence cases of all types. We're ready to put our experience to work for you. Call 1-855-524-4744 and schedule a free consultation today at our Jonesboro office.