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James Law Firm
Terrace Place
2600 Grand Ave, Suite 213
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 246-8484
Fax: (515) 246-8767
Email: info@jameslawfirm.com
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We, at the James Law Firm, are devoted to representing injured parties and their families. We believe that each injured person is entitled to legal representation regardless of financial status. We abide by the strictest personal and professional ethical standards. Above all, we are passionately committed to meeting the needs of our clients.

 

To meet those needs, we bring over 50 years of combined legal experience, knowledge and training. We have represented clients in a wide array of cases involving defamation, birth injuries, and wrongful amputations, delayed diagnosis of cancer, wrongful death. We utilize state of the art technology to compete with the corporations and insurance companies. Every piece of paper, every photograph, every diagram, every witness statement, is scanned in and stored in a safe digital environment that can be accessed immediately. Every email is answered and every phone call is returned. We speak "plain English" and provide regular updates on your case. We believe that communication is the hallmark of good client relations. In short, at our very core, we focus on each client's backgrounds, needs, and goals. That's where we start. With you. And we never stray from the idea that your needs set our course!

FREDERICK W. JAMES
Fred is a senior shareholder in The James Law Firm. His practice includes the representation of individuals who have been injured due to medical malpractice, personal injury, automobile collisions, slip and falls, product liability and workers' compensation. Read More
 

DWIGHT W. JAMES

Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Plaintiffs, Products Liability Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Mediation
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Medical Malpractice

Overview

When a medical professional such as a doctor causes harm to a patient, either through an act of negligence or one of omission, this is medical malpractice. Negligence can include errors in diagnosis as well as treatment or management. Medical malpractice cases can be pursued against a doctor whose actions are not within the range of accepted practices, against a hospital which fails to properly provide medication or other personal or medical care, or against government agencies which administer medical facilities.

Medical malpractice laws are meant to protect patients. They are often difficult and expensive. The law protects patients by allowing them to pursue financial damages, but the complexity of these suits mean that lawsuits for minor injuries are not a realistic option. If you have a medical malpractice claim, you should consult with an experienced attorney to explore your options.

I. Malpractice Liability II.. Other Legal Considerations III. Informed Consent
IV. Legal Responsibility V. Res Ipsa Loquitur V. Prescriptions: The Basics

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is medical malpractice?
Q. Can I sue for malpractice if I am dissatisfied with the results of my surgery?
Q. How should I pursue a malpractice claim?
Q. What is informed consent?
Q. Can I pursue a malpractice claim if I signed a valid consent form?
Q. What do I need to get a jury's agreement that my physician was negligent?
Q. What is a Certificate of Merit?
Q. If my doctor prescribed a medicine and did not tell me it was part of an experiment, do I have grounds for a malpractice claim?