Malpractice

noun
malpractices, plural

  1. Improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, esp. by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official
    • victims of medical malpractice
    • investigations into malpractices and abuses of power

Hoover Law Firm does malpractice on a very selective basis. Nothing is worse than going to a health professional with confidence and trust and only later to find that they made a horrible mistake, did not act safely and many times did not reveal their mistake to their patient.

I came from a rural area where doctors were revered and honored. But any doctor has to earn their reputation and it can’t be purchased or just given to them, simply because they are the “doctor”.

If you or a family member or a friend has been injured by any health care professional, or any professional person, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Medical Malpractice

MalpracticeThe patient often pays the price when their health care provider makes a mistake. Have you been harmed by hospital negligence or medical malpractice?

Know Your Legal Rights

At Hoover Law Firm, in Lakewood, Colorado, we hold doctors, hospitals and other health care providers responsible for the damage they cause.

During any medical procedure, it’s possible that complications may arise. If doctors, nurses and other health care professionals fail to follow medical standards of care, and injury, illness or death occurs, then you have a case of medical malpractice.

In Colorado, if you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you have a right to pursue fair compensation. Money damages for loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and out-of-pocket losses associated with medical bills and lost wages are forms of Legal compensation we will pursue for you . If you have lost a loved one because of a fatal medical error, then you have the right to file a wrongful death claim for financial compensation for your loss.

The Many Forms of Medical Malpractice

At Hoover Law Firm, we provide medical malpractice services in Colorado and we represent people that have suffered an injury due to medical negligence, including:

  • Wrongful Death due to Medical Malpractice
  • Brain Injuries
  • Failure to Diagnose a Condition or Delayed Diagnosis
  • Injuries Due to Defective Drugs
  • Injuries Resulting from Orthopedic Surgery
  • Chiropractic Malpractice
  • Medication & Prescription Drug Errors
  • Birth Injuries such as Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injuries
  • Medical Device Injuries, including (not limited to) Recalled Hip Replacements & Defective Heart Devices
  • Emergency Room Errors & Hospital Mistakes including Surgical Errors
  • Severed Arteries or Punctured Organs

Let David Hoover Help You and Your Family

Hoover Law Firm should be your first choice of Colorado attorney’s who specialize in medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has been injured due to negligence of a doctor or hospital, Hoover Law Firm is here to help you through this time of need.

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Attorney Malpractice

When you hire a lawyer to represent you, that lawyer is obligated to render competent service. If your attorney is incompetent, and you suffer damages as a result, then your attorney may be liable for your damages.

What To Do If Your Attorney Has Committed Malpractice

First things first, you should file a complaint with your attorney’s State Bar Association. The Bar Association cannot, however, help you recover any damages. To recover damages, you have to sue your attorney in court.

My Attorney Committed Malpractice, Do I Have To Hire A Lawyer?

Proving that your attorney committed malpractice can be difficult. You have to know exactly what constitutes malpractice and show that your attorney actually committed malpractice. An experienced malpractice attorney can help you determine whether or not you’re a victim of attorney malpractice. Additionally, a lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf and help pursue your attorney malpractice case in court if necessary.

Types of Attorney Malpractice

There are three main types of attorney malpractice:

  • Negligence: If your attorney did not treat your case as well as an average attorney should, then your attorney was probably negligent in handling your case. Your attorney may have committed malpractice, and can be held liable for any damages you suffered as a result.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty: If an attorney acts in his own best interest instead of yours and your case is adversely affected because of it, your attorney has probably committed malpractice by breaching his fiduciary duty. You can sue your attorney for the damages you suffered.
  • Breach of Contract: When you hire an attorney, you sign a contract with him. If he fails to do what the contract obligates him to do, then he has committed malpractice and you may be able to recover damages.

Examples of Attorney Malpractice

Here are a few common examples of lawyer malpractice:

  • Mistakes: Missing court dates or deadlines, failing to properly submit documents to the court, or otherwise being irresponsible, your attorney may have committed malpractice.
  • Bounced Checks: If your attorney sends you a check from their own account for damages you’ve won, and the check bounces, your lawyer may have committed malpractice.
  • Settling Without Permission: If your lawyer settles a case without your permission.
  • Failing to Contact You: If your attorney has not returned your phone calls or responded to your letters for a long period of time.

Let David Hoover Help You and Your Family

Hoover Law Firm can help you in your attorney malpractice case. If you believe your attorney has committed malpractice, contact Hoover Law Firm today.