Unfortunately, preventable medical errors occur each day resulting in thousands of people being injured or even losing their lives. Medical error and malpractice cases can be complex and our firm dedicates the time and attention each client deserves to ensure their rights are protected and that liable medical care providers are held responsible. Whether you were prescribed medication in error or in the wrong amount, you or a loved one were injured due to the negligence of a surgeon or physician, or your child experienced a birth injury, we can help. Pursuing a medical error or malpractice claim could help you recover for your pain and suffering as well as help to protect others from dangerous carelessness on behalf of the medical community.
See How Our Medication Error Attorneys Can Help You
BILLINGS RX MISTAKE ATTORNEYS
What happens when the prescription medicine you relied on to treat or prevent a medical condition causes you harm? Prescription medication errors can be made at many stages of the patient’s consumption – from the incorrect medication prescribed by a doctor to a pharmacy’s error in filling the correct prescription. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC offers experienced representation to people who have been injured, become ill or have lost loved ones due to Rx mistakes.
Our firm offers skilled advocacy to clients from throughout Montana and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan, Cody and Casper, who frequently travel to Billings for medical care. If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription medication error, we can help. Call our firm today at 406-294-2000 or email to arrange your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
MEDICATION ERRORS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HARM TO INNOCENT PATIENTS
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective legal experience. With our in-depth knowledge of claims and our passion for justice, we provide devoted legal help to those injured by prescription drug errors. Our firm handles a full spectrum of injuries resulting from errors such as the following:
Contraindication of medications
Surgical errors/anesthesia errors caused by failure to monitor during surgery
WERE YOU INJURED OR DID A LOVED ONE DIE WHILE USING THE DURAGESIC SKIN PATCH?
Chronic pain patients use the Duragesic skin patch to receive continual pain relief. The patch can cause an overdose in some patients, resulting in fatality. Other damaging side effects may occur.
MEDICATION ERRORS CAN HAPPEN IN NURSING HOMES
Nursing home residents rely on caregivers to administer medication. When these caregivers are negligent in administering medication, nursing home residents can become seriously ill, suffer dangerous medical conditions and die. We handle these and other types of nursing home neglect claims. Our firm is highly attentive to details. In some situations, it may be found that nursing home staff has falsified charts to make it appear as though a resident has received medication, when in fact they have not.
See How Our Surgeon Negligence Attorneys Can Help YouMost patients who undergo surgery are scared. Despite their fear, they place their trust in the skills of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other health care professionals. These medical workers will be with them throughout the surgery and as they recover from surgery. Many patients’ fears are calmed knowing they are in the hands of trusted professionals. However, mistakes can happen in the operating room or after the operation. At Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC, we represent people and family members who have been injured by surgical mistakes.
Our firm helps people from throughout Montana and those from northern Wyoming, including Sheridan, Cody and Casper, who frequently travel to Billings for medical care. If you believe a doctor mistake was made during or after surgery that resulted in injury, illness or death, we would like to speak with you. Call us today at 406-294-2000 or email to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
SURGICAL ERRORS CAN OCCUR DURING AND AFTER SURGERY
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We have gained knowledge about the various types of medical errors that can cause harm to patients and their families. We are selective about the types of cases we handle. Typically, we take cases that show clear liability, cases that we are passionate about. Our firm represents people who have been injured, become ill or have died due to surgical errors such as the following:
Foreign object/surgical instruments left in body
Wrong side operation/wrong site operation
Perforated bowels, colons and arteries
Anesthesia errors/over sedation
Emergency room errors
Post-operative complications, resulting in infections, blood clots and other life-threatening situations
Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC works with medical experts to determine whether surgeon negligence has occurred. When it can be shown that the doctor or nurse did not follow the standard of care, we move forward. Our firm can discuss your specific injury, illness or death of a loved one in a free initial consultation. Contact us today to arrange yours.
See How Our Emergency Room Errors Attorneys Can Help You
MONTANA EMERGENCY ROOM ERRORS
When a person heads to the ER, it is because he or she needs immediate medical attention. When that person is turned away, when their concerns are not taken seriously or when they wait too long to see a doctor, injury, illness and death can occur. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC offers skilled representation to people who have been injured by these and other ER mistakes.
Our firm represents injured patients and surviving family members from throughout Montana and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan, Cody and Casper, who frequently travel to Billings for medical care. If you believe an ER mistake resulted in injury, illness or death of a loved one, our firm would like to talk to you. Call us today at 406-294-2000 or email to arrange your free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
ER MISTAKES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HARM
Attorneys at our firm have more than 100 years of collective legal experience. We have in-depth understanding of the components of a successful claim. With a passion for justice, we take on cases that we feel confident in. We handle emergency room errors that involve negligence such as the following:
Misdiagnosis of heart attack: For example, a person may have sought medical help at the ER because they were having breathing problems. The person may have been misdiagnosed with asthma, sent home and later died.
Failure to recognize fetal distress: For example, a pregnant woman may have gone into the ER with labor pains. She was not tested for eclampsia, it is not recognized that the baby was in distress, and injury or death to mom and baby occur.
Of course, there are many instances where a patient’s concerns are not taken seriously, where a doctor failed to do the correct diagnostic test, when surgical errors occur or when the on-call doctor simply did not come to the hospital. Patients can be sent home with conditions of a stroke, or sent home with broken bones with the diagnosis of a sprain – leading to serious injuries or untimely, unnecessary deaths. Failure to diagnose and treat an emergency medical condition is a mistake that should not happen.
Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC is selective about the ER mistake cases we take on. We work with medical experts to determine whether negligence has occurred. When it can be shown that the standard of care was not followed in the emergency room, we move forward. Our firm can discuss your specific injury, illness or death of a loved one in a free initial consultation. Contact us today to arrange yours.
See How Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help YouLEGAL HELP AFTER A BIRTH INJURY TO YOUR CHILD
The birth of a son or daughter should be a joyous occasion. When an error by a doctor or nurse results in a birth injury, however, it can quickly turn tragic. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC provides compassionate representation to mothers and fathers whose babies have sustained birth injuries, and to mothers who have suffered obstetric injuries during childbirth. We are here for you, and we truly understand the challenges you face. Our goal is to help your family obtain the best possible results that enable you to move forward.
Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC represents injured babies and parents from throughout Montana and northern Wyoming, including Sheridan, Cody and Casper, who frequently travel to Billings for medical care. If your baby, or if the mother of the baby, sustained an injury before, during or immediately following labor and delivery, we can help. Call us today at 406-294-2000 email to arrange your free initial consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate lawyers.
WHAT WENT WRONG? AND HOW CAN WE MOVE FORWARD?
Our Billings birth injury lawyers understand the pain and frustration parents are experiencing at this time. Often, they want to know two things: how the mistake happened and how they can care for their child.
With a passion for justice, we take the necessary steps to find answers for you. We work with medical experts to determine whether the standard of care was breached, and we seek fair compensation for injuries to your baby. It is our hope that a verdict or settlement will be reached that will provide the financial resources you and your family need to care for your child.
HELENA CEREBRAL PALSY LAWYERS HANDLING COMPLEX BIRTH INJURY CASES
Our firm handles birth injuries that can involve the following:
Erb’s palsy: Erb’s palsy or shoulder dystocia can occur when the baby’s shoulder is stretched or pulled during birth. This can result in paralysis of the arm, loss of muscle control and decreased or increased sensation in the arm.
Vacuum and forceps injuries
Spinal cord injuries
Internal bleeding and trauma
The vast majority of birth injuries are caused by an obstetrician’s or nurse’s failure to monitor the conditions of the baby and the mother. When the proper steps are taken, injuries can be prevented.
A birth injury can be a tragic experience. With help from Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC, you can seek the financial compensation you and your baby need to move forward. Call us today at 406-294-2000 or email to schedule your free initial consultation.