Medical Negligence

Our trial lawyers are skilled in handling claims against medical doctors, hospitals, clinics, nurses, and other medical providers for the improper and failed treatment of individual patients. Claims for medical malpractice not only involve claims for negligent conduct in the treatment of patients, but also failure to properly diagnose certain conditions in a timely manner to prevent additional injuries or damage.

Seeking Justice Against Medical Malpractice

David Paoli has significant experience presenting claims to the Montana Medical Legal Panel and trying, negotiating, and settling malpractice claims. Our broad range of experience dealing with insurance companies assists us in obtaining favorable results on behalf of our clients. Call our Missoula office to discuss your case at 406-542-3330 or 800-332-4308.

The following is a small sampling of representative medical malpractice cases we have handled on behalf of our clients:

  • Failure of a physician to properly perform surgery on a young boy resulting in injury to him;
  • Failure of a doctor to timely diagnose lung cancer which subsequently led to the death of a patient;
  • Hospital's failure to adequately care for an elderly patient resulting in a fall, which caused the patient to suffer a head injury and a broken hip;
  • Failure of a doctor to diagnose skin cancer which led to a deforming injury once the cancer was diagnosed and surgery was performed;
  • Pharmacy's breach of the standard of care in administering prescription medication which resulted in the death of the patient;
  • Pharmaceutical malpractice when a pharmacist negligently provided a dosage of a prescription drug exceeding that ordered by the physician;
  • Physician failure to prescribe proper medication and dosage causing death;
  • Physician's repeated failure to diagnose a treatable condition in a young girl resulting in her death; and
  • Improper surgical knee repair causing through and through cut of healthy, intact anterior cruciate ligament.

Medical malpractice claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means that, although the client is responsible for all out-of-pocket expenses, the attorney's fees are paid only out of any monies ultimately recovered. If there is no recovery for our client, the client pays no attorney's fees.