When Medical Care Gives Way To Harm Through Malpractice
Recent studies have shown that about 20% of Iowans believe they have suffered ill effects from mistakes made by doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals. While they had expected caregivers to watch out for their well-being in health care contexts, they were instead harmed through the negligence of health care professionals. Now they face more medical bills, lost wages and diminished quality of life because of medical malpractice.
When potential clients or new clients of Galligan Law have suffered injuries or lost loved ones in medical care situations, our law firm is ready to find out what happened and hold wrongdoers accountable when possible.
Examples Of Medical Mistakes And Our Fight For Justice For Our Injured Clients
Galligan Law consists of two attorneys who are brothers and the sons of a personal injury attorney with a distinguished career. We are Brian P. Galligan and Joseph M. Galligan, and we have broad experience in many accomplishments in medical malpractice advocacy. We are devoted to making a difference for our clients while making Iowa a safer place for patients.
We aim to fight back on behalf of our clients after they or their loved ones have been seriously harmed through medical errors, such as:
- Birth injuries occurring through negligence
- Failure to diagnose cancer, heart attacks, strokes, meningitis, and other serious diseases, illnesses, injuries and hazardous conditions
- Diagnostic laboratory errors
- Failure to treat dangerous conditions in a timely manner
- Surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, injury to internal organs, foreign objects left in patients’ bodies, and other mistakes by surgeons and their assistants
- Hospital staff errors
- Emergency room (ER) errors
- Medication errors
- Communication errors
Standards Of Care In Rural Hospitals
Rural hospitals often struggle with staffing, but the standard of care is the same statewide. Galligan Law stands beside people injured in both rural and urban hospitals. We take cases statewide.
In medical malpractice cases originating in rural hospitals, as in all our medical malpractice cases, we begin by examining medical records, interviewing eyewitnesses when appropriate and getting expert opinions to confirm that negligence occurs. We do not rest until we have done all that we can to review a potential medical malpractice case thoroughly with an eye on the potential for justice.
Up-To-Date And Professionally Active Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Each year, Galligan Law‘s medical malpractice attorneys spend a substantial amount of time attending continuing education programs around the nation that are focused on topics of medicine as well as the investigation, prosecution and trial of medical malpractice cases.
Attorney Brian Galligan’s professional memberships include the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group and Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice. He has spoken numerous times at education programs in Iowa and across the nation on topics relating to medical malpractice and trial techniques.
Mr. Galligan is also a member of the Iowa Association for Justice Legislative Committee and has made numerous trips to the state Capitol to lobby and fight for the rights of patients and their families who have suffered injuries and losses through medical malpractice.
Turn To A Trusted Advocate For The Injured
With a strong track record and a well-deserved reputation for quality legal advocacy for those injured in medical contexts, attorney Brian P. Galligan is an invaluable advocate for anyone in need of medical malpractice representation.
We are interested in learning about your potential medical malpractice case and explaining how we can help you determine whether you have a valid claim. To schedule a consultation, call 866-486-6545 or complete our simple inquiry form online.