The Firm also represents victims who have sustained serious, significant personal injury as a result of the negligence of others, including medical malpractice. On the plaintiff’s personal injury side, the attorneys of BCLB Law Group have recovered millions and millions of dollars for our clients. In that regard, we limit our practice to select, serious and substantial tort cases, permitting us to allocate more attention to obtain the best results for our clients.
On the plaintiff’s personal injury front, we pursue claims that relate to wrongful death; construction accidents and labor law violations; automobile, truck, motorcycle, bus and pedestrian accidents; brain damage and spinal cord injuries; product liability; and damages sustained as a result of elevator and escalator accidents.
Medical malpractice can occur anytime a doctor, or other medical professional, commits an act that deviates from accepted medical standards of practicing medicine. This can take the form of a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose illness or injury, or surgical error, medication and treatment errors, among other mistakes. If you or a loved one has been injured by the carelessness of a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other health care provider, we can help you pursue a case against the negligent party.
Unlike almost all other litigations, before you can initiate a medical malpractice action, the relevant medical records must be reviewed by a duly licensed physician who can attest to the fact that there is a reasonable basis to believe a valid claim exists against the defendant. The Affidavit of Merit required in lawsuits against physicians reflect the significant power of the medical lobby in our legislative process. Claims based on malpractice generally must be initiated within two and one half years of the complaint of conduct. On occasion, that timeframe can be extended by a doctrine known as continuous treatment. In cases involving wrongful death, the claim must be initiated within two years of the decedent’s death.