Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
01701
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 action.

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 Federal 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 unfortunate 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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Website disclaimer: The materials on this website have been prepared by Gorovitz
& Borten, P.C. for informational purposes only and are not intended, and should not be
construed as legal advice. This information is not intended to create and receipt of it does
not constitute a lawyer-client relationship. Similarly, any submission or receipt of
information using electronic "Contact Us" form does not create a lawyer-client relationship.
Internet and online readers should not act upon any of the information contained on this
website without seeking professional counsel. (
See Terms and Conditions).