Medical Negligence Lawyers
How are Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Related?
Medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake and you suffer an injury as a result of that mistake.
Common errors made my medical professionals:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Childbirth injuries
- Medication errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgery errors
This action or lack of action is defined as medical negligence. There must be injury involved; if you were not injured, there is no medical malpractice case.
Medical negligence can happen at any point during medical treatment, whether it is during diagnosis or not giving you the proper treatment or medication.
The key in determining negligence is the standard of care. Standard of care is considered as the commonly accepted method of giving care that is used by other medical professionals to treat patients under the same conditions and in the same area. If you think you have suffered an injury because of a medical professional’s negligence, consult with one of our medical negligence lawyers now 1-800-THE-LAW2!
What do I need to file a claim?
If you can prove that your doctor did not follow the standard of care for you medical condition, you’ve made the first step towards a successful medical malpractice claim.
Requirements for a claim:
- The injury was reported right away
- Expert testimony
- An existing doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor was negligent
- The doctor’s negligence caused the injury
- The injury led to specific damages, including:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Additional medical bills
- Loss of work and earning capacity
Once you’ve proved that there was a mistake made, you’ll have to prove that the mistake caused your injury. This is typically the most difficult part of a medical malpractice case. You will need a medical negligence attorney who can investigate how the mistake caused your injury and how the doctor breached the standard of care that physicians are bound by.
How Medical Negligence Lawyers Can Help
Proving medical negligence requires legal expertise, the help of medical experts, and enough resources to fight powerful insurance companies. A medical negligence attorney from 1-800-THE-LAW2 will help you weigh your options and learn your rights.
For you to have a successful claim you must prove that you had a doctor-patient relationship and there must be evidence of negligence that caused you harm. An experienced medical negligence attorney from 1-800-THE-LAW2 will understand the complexities of a medical negligence case and can help you through every step of your case from filing a claim to finding expert testimony.
Common types of medical negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper treatment
- Failure to warn patients of known risks
It’s critical that you file a claim as soon as you realize something is wrong; there are laws that limit the window of time you have to file. These laws are known as statutes of limitations. Typically, they are two years form the date of you injury, although they vary state to state.
Medical negligence lawyers from 1-800-THE-LAW2 work on a contingency basis so that you don’t have to worry about the costs of your case. Because our lawyers work on a contingency basis, they shoulder the costs upfront – and either you get paid, or you don’t pay at all. Although the cost of a case and the complexity may scare you, it’s always important to consult with a lawyer before making any decisions. A lawyer will let you know if you have a strong case and what’s involved in pursuing a claim. The money you could be awarded will help you cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. By taking action, you also are doing your part to make sure that another patient won’t have to endure the same pain and suffering.
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