Medical Malpractice

Silva & Silva is uniquely qualified to handle case of great complexity, particularly in the area of medical malpractice. Two board-certified physicians work in house to review medical records and consult with retained medical experts and academics from top universities and medical centers in the United States, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Duke, to name a few.

One of our two physicians is also an attorney and a partner in the Firm. His review of a medical record includes not only his medical perspective, but also the analysis of legal causation. This is a unique and important edge that Silva & Silva’s clients obtain. Once their cases are accepted by the Firm, they have already been thoroughly examined and reviewed by two in-house medical experts and legal scholars, and have been judged worthy of further legal action.

The attorneys in the Firm have been involved in very complex medical negligence cases involving wrongful births, neurological and physical impairment of newborns, misdiagnosis of fetuses in utero, negligent prescription of drugs, misdiagnosis of cancer and heart disease, misinterpretation of radio-logical films, negligent surgical interventions, failure to diagnose infectious diseases, such as meningitis and many others. In hundreds of cases over the years, the Firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of its clients from physicians, emergency room departments and hospitals. Moreover, the Firm can depend on its financial resources to bankroll these types of cases. The costs associated with retaining prominent medical records, deposing fact and expert witnesses, claimants, as well as defendants throughout the United States and on occasion in Europe and Latin America are very high. In addition, these costs involve the preparation of the case for trial, which encompasses long and tedious efforts by the attorneys and paralegal, in addition to the creation of visual and technical aides by outside consultants. This process results in a very significant investment eagerly made by the Firm on behalf of its client, in its total and unrelenting commitment to its thirst for justice and victim compensation.

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