Medical malpractice is the result of a breach of duty by a medical provider or facility. This could take many forms, from staff members failing to follow set protocols to poor coordination among medical teams. It can also include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or treatment, or failure to provide treatment altogether.

According to a 2016 study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical malpractice is actually the third leading cause of death in the U.S.(opens in a new tab), affecting over 250,000 patients each year. However, because of CDC reporting criteria, it doesn’t even appear on the list of leading causes of death. This number doesn’t account for the many instances of medical malpractice that do not result in death.

If you’ve suffered from medical malpractice that leads to significant side effects, disability, or the death of a loved one, you deserve compensation that will cover your medical bills and related expenses or loss. A qualified and experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you to seek justice and a fair settlement.

When the medical professionals and the hospitals you trust to provide proper care fail you, the experts at The Ruth Law Team are here to help. We understand the anger, betrayal, and frustration you feel, not to mention the stress of facing a rising tide of unanticipated medical costs. That’s why we’re here to take on the burden of fighting your legal battle.

When the negligence of others has caused pain and suffering, our dedicated team is driven to help you achieve justice. You never have to worry about paying upfront. We don’t get a dime unless and until we finalize your settlement. The last thing you need is more stress when you’re coping with injuries or the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice. Let us do what we do best so that you can focus on recovery and get back to your life.

Medical malpractice isn’t easy to prove. With a seasoned medical malpractice attorney on your side, you have the best chance to fight for justice and secure the compensation necessary to cover medical bills, funeral expenses, or other costs. Call The Ruth Law Team today at (888) 783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about the ways that we can help you to reach a fair settlement.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

Should I Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Yes. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s essential that you contact a qualified attorney at The Ruth Law Team as soon as possible so we can meet filing deadlines and start the process of collecting evidence. The sooner we get started, the better chance we have of securing a fast and fair settlement in your case. ... read more?

What is the Cost to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

It’s natural to worry that you won’t be able to afford quality legal representation, but The Ruth Law Team won’t charge you a penny upfront. We work on contingency, which means if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. This, in addition to our incredible passion for justice, shows how committed we are to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. When a settlement is reached, our... read more?

What Should I Do if I Suspect Medical Malpractice?

There are several things that you need to do if you suspect you have been the victim of medical malpractice. While your medical malpractice attorney will do most of the work of collecting evidence, you can get started by compiling medical records and billing statements. It’s a good idea to create a journal, as well, to note any details you may remember about the incident and to document your... read more?

Our Medical Malpractice Case Results


Hospital Patient Develops Bedsores

Settlement recovery for hospital victim who developed bedsores on his back while a patient in the hospital.

Hospital Patient Suffers Infection After Hip Replacement

Settlement obtained for victim admitted to the hospital following infection in recently replaced hip. While in the hospital he was not appropriately turned and re-positioned and he developed a large… read more?

Compensation Awarded for Client After Medical Malpractice Incident

On behalf of our client and the client’s family, our firm worked diligently to ensure adequate compensation for a devastating incident of medical malpractice. Such results do not come easily,… read more?

Child Suffers Brain Damage

Settlement for a child who suffered severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage when the nurses failed to monitor her tube feeding, leading to the child aspirating her feeding. A nurse also had removed the oxygen monitor so it did not sound an alarm.

Defective Hip Implant Settlements

$1,000,000+ in recoveries for defective hip implants. The cumulative recovery exceeds 1 million.

Unauthorized Enemas Leading to Lifelong Damage

Settlement for victim given multiple unauthorized enemas within several hours causing a perforated bowel. This resulted in our client having to have a colostomy for the remainder of her life.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

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At The Ruth Law Team, we understand that this may be your first time seeking legal counsel and how intimidating that decision might be. This is why we have simplified the process to help you make the right decision for your circumstances. This 3-step process includes:

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Once you decide that The Ruth Law Team is the right option to represent you, we will begin the process of submitting your claim.

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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

Because there are so many potential types of medical malpractice, it’s not always easy to tell when it has occurred. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:

Another type of medical malpractice centers around a lack of informed consent. In this scenario, medical professionals fail to properly explain the potential risks of a procedure, so any consent given by a patient is not considered to be fully informed.

In some cases, medical malpractice can result in minor injuries, but it can also cause serious injuries that require long-term care or recovery, as well as permanent disability or death.

When this occurs, you need the expertise of the medical malpractice attorneys at The Ruth Law Team. We’ll guide and support you throughout the process of negotiating the maximum compensation in your case.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice can leave you dealing with short-term or long-term consequences that impact your ability to work and live life to the fullest. It can also rob you of a loved one. Don’t wait to seek justice and the compensation that you deserve. The Ruth Law Team will do all that we can to secure a maximum settlement as quickly as possible so that you can focus on healing and moving forward.

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About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (888) 783-8378. Our lines are open 24/7.

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