When you make an appointment to be treated at your local medical clinic or you enter a hospital for medical care, you do not expect the physicians, nursing staff or other trained medical professionals to hurt you. The medical malpractice attorneys from our law firm know that victims of medical negligence not only have to deal with the pain from their injuries or the heartbreak of an incorrect diagnosis, but also all of the questions that will follow.
Medical malpractice cases can prove to be a challenge due to laws some states have put in place to limit the compensation a patient is eligible to receive after a jury has found a healthcare professional liable for the injuries suffered by the patient. In fact, differences in the law from state to state prevent many attorneys from ever approaching a medical malpractice claim.
As it is defined by law, a medical malpractice case can be difficult to prove, but our staff is well-versed in the law and happy to review the facts surrounding your claim free of charge.
Instances of Medical Malpractice
For most people, the term “medical malpractice” evokes an image of a negligent doctor. However, there are different types of medical professionals who can make a mistake which can harm or kill a patient. All of the following medical care providers should be held accountable for any their part in any action which results in serious injury to a patient:
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
- Outpatient clinics
- Surgery centers
Medical Malpractices Injury Claims Handled by Our Law Firm
The medical malpractice attorneys from our firm maintain an impressive record of successful court verdicts and claim settlement of a wide array of cases. We help victims of:
- Misdiagnosis of life-threatening illnesses
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Nursing home neglect
- Dentist malpractice
- Surgical errors
- Failure to appropriately treat
- Hospital medication errors
- Failure to provide the correct prescription drug.
Medical Malpractice Time Limit Filings
There is an amount of time during which the injured party or a surviving family member can file a lawsuit for medical malpractice or negligence in most states. States will make the matter more complex by offering a statute of limitations often triggered by the type of injury, as well as when the injury came to light. This means it is important to understand the laws governing the place where medical treatment took place, or you will want to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible.
Determining if There is a Case for Medical Malpractice
People who feel they, or a loved one, were incorrectly treated by a trusted medical professional often wonder if their claim is valid. If you find yourself uncertain about the merits of your medical negligence or medical malpractice claim, contact us as soon as possible. The qualified professionals from our law firm will review the facts of your situation and offer sincere and thoughtful advice during your free consultation.