When you turn to any licensed healthcare provider for treatment, you have the right to expect safe and competent care. Though instances of mistreatment or negligence are relatively rare, there are still far too many doctors, medical staff members, and other caregivers who make mistakes or act with unintentional or willful negligence. Whether in a medical setting or nursing facility, such lapses are responsible for thousands of preventable deaths and injuries each year in the United States. At Dan Caplis Law in Denver, Colorado, our medical negligence, malpractice, and birth injury attorneys are skilled trial lawyers with years of collective experience. We will protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
There is an epidemic of medication errors in America today. The American Heart Association has noted that “more people in the US are killed by medication errors each year than by highway accidents, breast cancer and AIDS combined.” Dan Caplis and his colleagues have successfully represented many victims of devastating medication errors. One of Dan’s medication error cases resulted in a settlement in excess of $12,000,000.
A great deal of faith and trust is placed in the competency of surgeons. While anesthetized in the operating room, patients are in a very vulnerable state and expect that their safety will be closely monitored at all times. In best case scenarios, patients must return to the doctor to have these mistakes corrected. But in more extreme cases, such mistakes can lead to injury and even death. If you have been affected by a surgical mistake, our team of medical negligence lawyers will provide you with highly skilled representation.
Doctors are not the only people responsible for a patient’s health. A hospital’s staff must maintain clean, safe facilities, and the administrators must ensure that their staff members are not overworked or too tired to make appropriate decisions when the situation demands. With hospitals in Denver and throughout Colorado busier than ever, medical negligence and malpractice have become increasingly common threats. Though it is in a hospital’s best interest to ensure a safe and professional environment, there will always be those institutions that fall short of the accepted standard.