Medical Malpractice


Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional provides a treatment that deviates from accepted standards of care within the medical community, thereby causing injury to a patient. If a doctor, surgeon, hospital, or another party was medically negligent, they may be liable for any ensuing losses.

Medical negligence refers to a negligent act or omission – for example, removing the wrong organ or leaving a surgical tool in a patient’s body – that causes injury. If the victim can demonstrate that the negligent act was directly responsible for their injury, they may be awarded various damages (e.g., medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional suffering).

Medical malpractice is alarmingly common in the United States. In fact, a Johns Hopkins study found that medical errors kill more than 250,000 Americans every year, making it the third-leading cause of death behind only heart disease and cancer.

If you believe you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, contact The Law Office of Pacheco Couceiro. Our legal team will review your situation in a free, no-obligation case evaluation. If you have a claim for compensation, we’ll work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable and secure full restitution.