Medical Negligence & Malpractice

Medical Negligence & Malpractice

78741756L. Bradley Schwartz represents patients and their families who have been seriously injured or disabled as a result of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of doctors and hospitals.

Find Out If There Is Malpractice

L. Bradley Schwartz is a skilled litigator who can identify medical mistakes, uncover errors in medical records and determine if medical personnel were not honest or forthcoming with information that could have prevented or minimized an injury. Finding out the merit of a medical malpractice claim is something that can begin during an initial consultation at no cost to the client.

Signs of Medical Negligence

Has the doctor stopped taking the patient’s calls?  Is the patient having trouble obtaining medical records?  Is the doctor blaming the patient or someone else for a bad outcome?  Is the doctor acting evasive, suspicious or guarded? These are some of the signs that might alert a patient that a medical error has occurred.  If something doesn’t sound or feel right, it’s probably worth investigating.

The Need To Act Quickly

Medical malpractice victims are often overwhelmed by the dramatic life changes that occur following a significant medical error.  Family issues, job-related anxieties and a lengthy recovery process can delay the investigation of medical malpractice cases.  It’s understandable.  Following a traumatic medical event, many victims are grateful just to be alive and a lawsuit is the last thing on their minds. But there is a limited amount of time to file a case and it is important to start the process early. 

Recovery in Medical Malpractice Cases

Patients injured or disabled due to medical malpractice may be able to obtain significant monetary compensation. Medical malpractice cases take time to investigate and even more time to litigate.  It’s very rare for a medical malpractice case to settle right away even if the negligence is obvious and the damages are significant.  The first step for patients who suspect malpractice should be to meet with an attorney and begin the process of gathering the evidence needed to prove the case. It is important for malpractice victims to learn their rights as soon as possible.

Effective And Timely Investigation

L. Bradley Schwartz provides effective and timely investigation and representation in medical and hospital negligence cases. Mr. Schwartz understands from personal experience that inadequate or inappropriate medical care can be life-changing. As an attorney who was also the victim of significant medical errors, Mr. Schwartz is committed to defending the rights of patients who have suffered injury or death during medical treatment and procedures.

In addition to his preeminent peer rating in personal injury law, Mr. Schwartz’s personal experience with disabling injuries allows him to bring compassion and an appreciation for the impact medical malpractice can have on the victim’s family, employment, income and earning potential.

Infections, Misdiagnosis And Sepsis

Patients and their families who have suffered injuries or death from meningitis or sepsis rely on Mr. Schwartz because he is a lawyer with first-hand knowledge of the process that leads to sepsis, septic shock, meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal disease.  Unfortunately these patients, if they survive, often develop necrosis and gangrene that will result in amputations of limbs.

L. Bradley Schwartz practiced law as a trial attorney for about 20 years when he went to the emergency room with a significant headache and a fever. Within hours Mr. Schwartz was placed in a medically induced coma and transferred to the intensive care unit. The doctors told his family he had meningitis and sepsis and that he might die.  Mr. Schwartz remained in the coma for a month until he awoke and learned that he was going to lose his arms and legs.

The emergency room doctors did not realize that meningitis was causing the headache and fever.  As a result the hospital didn’t provide antibiotics in time to stop the progression of the disease. The hospital tried to hide the mistake. It is common for hospitals and doctors to overlook the symptoms of bacterial infections like meningitis.  It is not uncommon for hospitals and doctors to attempt to cover up their mistakes from the patient.

Having been through the litigation process as a plaintiff in a failure to diagnose meningitis case, L. Bradley Schwartz is passionate about sepsis prevention and the need for prompt administration of antibiotics is suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis.  Mr. Schwartz has the precise knowledge, experience and resources necessary to help meningitis and sepsis survivors determine whether medical mistakes were made and whether prompt antibiotic therapy could have prevented or halted the progression of the disease or infection.