Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Wilmington
Serving the Greater Wilmington Area & the Entire State of Delaware for Over 30 Years
Medical malpractice can occur when the medical professional you trust to provide appropriate care fails to do so resulting in physical injury or harm. These professionals can include anyone whose job is to provide medical, dental, or psychological assistance based on known and accepted standards of care.
All of the following healthcare providers, among others, can be held liable for medical malpractice:
- Physical therapists
These providers often work at clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care centers.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or harm due to the errors or other negligence of a healthcare provider, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. At Bifferato Gentilotti LLC, our Wilmington medical malpractice lawyers can review and analyze your situation and determine your rights and what your legal options may be. With decades of personal injury experience and extensive resources, we can provide guidance and achieve the outcome you deserve.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Many types of medical malpractice can occur including but not limited to the following:
- Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or delayed diagnosis
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors, such as wrong-site or leaving surgical objects in the body
- Negligent care during or after surgical operations
- Hospital infections
- Anesthesia errors
- Defective medical devices or products
- Fertility procedural errors
- Emergency delays, mistakes
The effects of such errors and negligence can result in physical injury, financial damage, and emotional distress. You may need additional surgeries or other rehabilitative health care to overcome the damage you have suffered which can add up to further and unexpected expenses.
Your quality of life and future well-being may be at stake. You may have been unable to work for long lapses losing valuable income. These are all damages and losses that you may be able to recover with a medical malpractice claim.
Proving Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case
In order to show that negligence was a key component in the injuries or illness you suffered as a result of medical malpractice, you will need to prove several elements beyond a reasonable doubt.
The first factor is duty. You will need to prove that the defendant owed you, as the plaintiff, a reasonable duty of care. This will require you to show that the defendant acted as your medical practitioner.
It must also be shown that a breach of duty took place. This means that the medical practitioner acted in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not.
Lastly, you will need to show causation. It must be shown that the breach of duty directly resulted in your injuries or illness.
Legal Help Holding Negligent Hospitals & Doctors Accountable
Medical malpractice cases are complicated and challenging requiring effective investigation and expert testimony from respected medical personnel. Because of this, you will need a legal team that has the resources, litigation skills, and dedication needed to overcome such challenges. If you believe you have suffered due to medical errors or have lost a loved one from medical malpractice, our team is here to provide the dedicated assistance you need.
Talk to a Wilmington medical malpractice attorney about your case at (302) 663-7135.
Brain Injury $4,500,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment as a result of a crane (boom lift) rollover accident.
Wrongful Death $3,225,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Wrongful Death $2,200,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,600,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury case for $1.6 Million Dollars. Our client was in a rear end accident. She suffered severe and permanent back injuries which required multiple surgeries and several years of medical treatment.
Auto Accident $1,450,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.
Auto Accident $1,400,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.4 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was injured when a trailer being pulled by a commercial vehicle detached from the vehicle and struck Bifferato Gentilotti’s client’s vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,150,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury claim for $1.150 Million Dollars. Our client suffered severe and permanent back injuries when she was struck from the rear in a multi-car accident on the highway. She underwent back surgery and will require future treatment for her injuries.
Auto Accident $995,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle
Auto Accident $981,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.
Workers' Compensation $980,554
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.