Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, can result when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional performs some sort of error or negligent act that results in a patient’s injury. Doctors and medical facilities maintain malpractice insurance policies to pay for mistakes that their medical professionals may make, and patients can then file lawsuits against doctors or facilities to receive money for their injuries.
Most medical malpractice cases arise from mistakes made during surgery, but other types of medical malpractice may occur. Mistakes and misdiagnoses made by doctors or other healthcare professionals can lead to infection, unnecessary treatment, further surgeries, delayed treatment and more. If a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, the patient may not receive the treatment needed for their specific condition, which, in some cases, can lead to further injury or even death.
Medical malpractice cases are very complicated. It is often difficult to prove that a doctor or other medical professional acted negligently. Medical records must be carefully examined to determine if malpractice actually did occur. Medical malpractice cases also have a “statute of limitations,” meaning that there is only a certain amount of time to file a claim against a doctor or medical facility. Different states vary on this time frame. In addition to being difficult to prove, medical malpractice cases can often take a long period of time to settle because of the complicated nature of the cases. The more complex the issues are, the longer the case will likely take to reach a settlement.
If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, call Avrek Law Firm today. We have successfully resolved many medical malpractice claims for our clients. Make sure you protect your rights by requesting a free consultation from Avrek now.