We all rely on healthcare professionals to care for us. Unfortunately, medical providers can make mistakes. When they fail to follow the appropriate standard of care the consequences can be very serious. These cases, more than any other cases involving negligence, should be handled by lawyers with experience and knowledge in this area.
The majority of medical malpractice cases we handle are sent to us by lawyers who practice in other areas of law. These lawyers send us their clients because they understand that we are equipped to handle these complicated cases.
We have investigated and handled matters involving virtually every medical specialty, including obstetrics, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, cardiology, radiology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, podiatry, hospital and nursing home care, chiropractic medicine, urology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, dental, oral surgery and medical product device litigation.
If we are asked to look into a matter involving medical malpractice, we are required by Cape Town law to have the case analyzed by a physician or medical specialist before actually filing a lawsuit. Pursuing these cases can be very expensive and protracted. However, as with most cases involving personal injuries, all costs are paid by us and are only charged to the client if we succeed in recovering a favorable settlement or judgment.