When patients enter any medical facility, they do so with the expectation that the medical professionals in charge will use the utmost care and discretion. Yet, most patients are unaware of how often medical mistakes are made.
A startling report from John Hopkins indicates that errors in medical care are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. These medical erros claim over 250,000 lives each year, more than respiratory disease, accidents and strokes.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent any seriously injured medical malpractice victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all medical malpractice claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
Healthcare providers – including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses – have a professional and legal obligation to perform their duties according to a professionally accepted standard of care.
If a medical practitioner fails to meet the accepted standard of care, and an injury or death results from this negligence, the victim or the victim’s family can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the liable party.
It is important to note, however, that medical science is not exact and there are inherent risks involved with modern surgical techniques. Not all injuries or deaths that occur while in the care of a healthcare provider are the result of medical malpractice. It must be proven that an injury or death resulted from a healthcare provider’s failure to perform his or her duties to the accepted standard of care.
There are countless examples of medical malpractice. To be a viable legal claim, against the physician or medical facility, the medical negligence must have failed to meet the accepted standard of care and resulted in serious injury or death to the patient.
Some of the more common or well known examples of medical negligence would include:
Medical malpractice claims are not the same as car accident or slip and falls cases. To be successful, you’ll need a skilled trial attorney with experience litigating medical malpractice claims.
The truth is that medical malpractice cases are one of the most difficult personal injury claims to pursue. By their nature, they are incredibly complex, normally requiring the review and testimony of multiple medical experts. This factor alone makes pursuing medical malpractice claims expensive and cost prohibitive for most individuals.
In addition, hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical facilities and their liability insurance providers will vigorously defend any medical malpractice claims against them. Without the guidance of an experienced and skilled medical malpractice attorney and the possibility of a lawsuit, there is almost no chance for a fair or just settlement for the victim.
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