Frequently Asked Questions

At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. we are always prepared to answer questions about your case. However, we understand that there are times when you may have general questions for which you prefer a quick answer without speaking to your answer.

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Medical Malpractice

We sometimes think of doctors and other health care professionals as infallible. But even with years of training, mistakes happen. Any medical professional or entity can make an error in judgment or cause an accident due to negligence or misconduct:

  • Doctors
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Podiatrists
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Hospitals
  • Government agencies that operate hospitals or provide specified medical care

When a medical error occurs, the consequences can be tragic. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr., we have 36 years experience fighting on behalf of victims of all types of medical malpractice, including—

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Permanent injury as a result of a spinal cord stimulator
  • Incorrect anesthesia
  • Incorrect medication dosage (overdose)
  • Improper treatment
  • Delayed diagnosis that resulted in permanent injury
  • Surgical errors
  • Labor and delivery injuries

Health care professionals who provide care that is below generally accepted standards should be held responsible. However, proving negligence is not always easy. Doctors and hospitals have insurance companies whose lawyers work hard to resolve your case as quickly and favorably for their client as possible.

Contact us today

When you seek medical attention, you expect the best possible care. Sadly, that is not always what you receive. At The Law Offices of Rufus R. Smith, Jr. we have spent nearly four decades fighting on behalf of personal injury victims throughout Alabama, Southeast Georgia, and Northwest Florida. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, we can help. Contact us today at 1-888-614-4279 to discuss your case.

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Case Results
  • Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Luverne, Inc. v. Allen, 572 So. 2d 434 (Ala. 1990
  • Coleman v. Cannon Oil Co., 911 F. Supp. 510 (M.D. Ala. 1995)
  • First Tennessee Bank, N.A., v. Snell, 718 So. 2d 20 (Ala. 1998)
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