Practice Area

Medical Malpractice

When you seek medical care, you place your trust in the hands of healthcare professionals, expecting the highest standard of care and expertise. With that trust comes responsibility. Medical errors and negligence can lead to devastating consequences, resulting in serious injuries, emotional distress, and financial burdens to patients and their families.

The law does not require doctors to be perfect; we accept that a doctor cannot simply wave a wand and heal a patient. However, the law does require that a doctor’s medical decisions be reasonable and meet what is known as the “standard of care” we are all entitled to expect from a medical professional. When a medical provider is negligent, and a patient is harmed—or loses their life—the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice.

We help patients who have been harmed as the result of:

  • Errors and mistakes that occur during surgery.
  • Negligence by hospital staff.
  • A hospital-acquired infection.
  • Prescribing or administering the wrong medication.
  • Failing to diagnose a medical issue in a timely manner.
  • Failing to treat a medical condition promptly or appropriately.

Duffy & Young’s medical malpractice team is dedicated to patients and families who are the victims of medical negligence. We are knowledgeable and experienced. These cases are complex, and we appreciate that patients come to us for help during the most difficult time in their lives.

Attorneys Who Can Help

Brian Duffy

J. Rutledge Young, III

J. Rutledge Young, III

Julie Moore

Wilson Daniel

Wilson Daniel

No one should want to have a good personal injury case. If you have one, though, you should want a good lawyer. At Duffy & Young, we handle cases where injuries have a life-altering impact on our clients, such as a permanent disability or limitation, or surgeries and continuous medical care. We do not advertise to get calls for every car wreck case, job injury or slip and fall, and we do not chase ambulances. We take cases involving significant injuries where our hard work, experience, and skill can make a difference for the injured client and his or her family. We have represented clients suffering from any number of injuries caused by someone else, including brain damage, third degree burns, blindness, neck and back injuries, broken hips and other joints and bones requiring surgery or surgeries and often the placement of hardware to help the client heal.