Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is the negligence of a healthcare provider that causes an
injury to a patient. The negligence may be due to the medical provider's failure to
do something he/she is suppose to do or in the alternative to do something he/she
is not suppose to do. That is also known as a departure from the acceptable
standard of care. The negligence must be the cause of an injury, temporary or
permanent. Without an injury, medical negligence is not an actionable cause of

Most physicians and nurses practice their professions in a conscientious and
competent manner. However, possibly as a result of caring for too many patients in
a limited amount of time, mistakes happen. Some medical mistakes can be fatal to
patients. In Massachusetts, when the injury results in the death of the patient, the
cause of action is known as a Wrongful Death Cause of Action.

In general, a medical malpractice cause of action must be filed in the appropriate
court within  3 years of the negligent act. If the negligent medical provider is a
or Massachusetts employee, the Federal Torts Claims Act or
Massachusetts Torts Claims Act
governs and the cause of action must be filed
within 2 years of the negligent act. The time period limiting the delay in filing a
cause of action for medical malpractice is governed by what is known as the
Statute of Limitations. Lack of knowledge is no defense to a late filing, Therefore,
do not delay to have your potential case evaluated. Under very special and limited
circumstances, invoking the 'Discovery Rule' may justify the late filing of a medical
malpractice cause of action.

You must keep in mind that physicians are not guarantors of the services they
provide and are required by law to exercise only the degree of judgment of the
average doctor practicing the specialty of the defendant physician taking into
account the advances of the profession. Even a major, tragic claim handled by our
firm requires in-depth evaluation and represents difficult struggles in court. This
difficulty to successfully demonstrate medical negligence is
all the more reason to
hire an experienced lawyer in the field of medical errors.

When a medical error happens, medical malpractice cases are usually defended
by powerful insurance companies. Their job is to find reasons to justify what
happened to you or your love ones. In the alternative, the insurance companies,
through very experienced lawyers, try to minimize the consequences of the
doctor's or nurse's mistake and thus reduce their financial responsibility to the
ultimate victim of medical malpractice. You need someone to represent you who is
experienced, dedicated and with knowledge of the medical aspects of your case. At
Gorovitz & Borten we understand the needs of our clients and work very hard to
ensure that those needs are met.

Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely difficult to prepare and present to a
jury. In order to determine whether we can help you, we must first learn about the
circumstances of your individual case. We must also obtain the medical records
and carry out an in-depth review to determine whether a medical error has
occurred and who the responsible medical provider or providers are for the
ortunate outcome. If it appears that you or your loved one was injured as a
result of medical malpractice, we will engage highly qualified experts to testify on
your behalf.
Contact Information
If you, your child or a member of your family have been injured as a result of a
failure to diagnose cancer, deficient medical treatment or failure to be properly
treated, please let
Dr. Borten and the Boston area medical malpractice attorneys at
Gorovitz & Borten evaluate your case. We can help you assert your rights and get
the compensation you deserve.
For a free confidential consultation and receive a response within 24 hours (when
possible), please contact us by phone, fax or e-mail with your question or concern.

Telephone:  781-890-9095     -     Fax:   781-890-9098
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Gorovitz & Borten, P.C. provides legal services to injured people in Greater Boston and
throughout the State of Massachusetts.
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