Patients in Massachusetts who carefully read medication labels and question their physicians about the possible side effects associated with a drug are doing their due diligence. Unfortunately, they cannot prevent the common mistakes that occur in a hospital setting every day.
If you have had the unfortunate experience of watching a loved one suffer a burn, you already know how delicate the situation may be. Burns come in varying degrees, each of which requires a specific kind of treatment. At Giarusso Norton Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we know that you want to help the victim through this difficult time. Through understanding the injury, you can provide assistance and get your loved one the appropriate medical attention.
A burn can range from minor discomfort related to overexposure to the sun, to extreme pain, disfigurement and even death. According to the Massachusetts Burn Injury Reporting System, scalding burns from hot liquids caused more injuries than any other type of burn in 2013, and young children were the most frequent victims.
Sadly, medical errors are an everyday occurrence in Massachusetts and across the country. At Giarrusso, Norton, Cooley & McGlone, P.C., we know that some of these mistakes will slip by unnoticed, but some will lead to life-altering injuries. If you have been the victim of a medical professional’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action and pursue compensation for the damages you have suffered.