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Fight Medical Malpractice with the Best Medical Malpractice Attorney
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 compensation for their injuries.
Unfortunately, despite life-altering results, some malpractice victims don’t choose to seek compensation. Many cannot determine if medical malpractice happened in their particular situation, or simply believe that mistakes can happen and no one is responsible. Others wait too long to speak with a hospital malpractice lawyer and the statute of limitation expires.
When you have been injured due to potential medical malpractice, there can be serious health consequences to address within a limited time frame, and victims should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. With more than 50 years of combined experience, Avrek Law Firm’s attorneys can determine the viability of a lawsuit while dealing with insurance companies of the parties involved.
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Wrongful death claim in which the surgeon acted negligently.
Doctor negligently left foreign objects inside client during surgery.
Hospital advised an unnecessary surgery, resulting in complications for clients.
Doctor knowingly and improperly advised client regarding treatment.
Common Reasons to Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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. In some cases, this can lead to further injury or even death.
Common types of medical malpractice errors that could lead to a medical malpractice case include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Surgical errors
- Birth injury
- Medical product liability
Medical malpractice cases can be complicated, and 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. Additionally, medical malpractice cases carry a statute of limitation, and there is a small, pre-determined 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. The more complex the issues are, the longer the case will likely take to reach a settlement.
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Hiring a Hospital Negligence Attorney
When you have been injured by medical malpractice, you’ll not only have to manage your injuries and recovery, but also negotiate with large insurance companies for compensation. The insurance process is not laid out in the victim’s favor and is devised to pay victims as little as possible for their claims, which is why it is important to speak with a hospital malpractice attorney as soon as possible after you believe medical malpractice has occurred.
Getting fair treatment and compensation after this type of injury is not easy, and it is nearly impossible for a victim to determine the value of their case on their own. Avrek Law Firm’s knowledgeable attorneys fight for victims’ rights to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for related injuries, and we offer a free case review to discuss the details of your case, meaning you don’t pay us a penny until we win! To schedule a free case consultation, contact us online or call our office today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical malpractice claims occur when a doctor, medical provider or medical facility act negligently, resulting in injury to one of their patients. You may sue any individual who committed the malpractice. Defendants are commonly doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists or another staff member who works at a medical facility.
It is always difficult to put a dollar amount on a medical malpractice claim without first investigating the claim and extent of the injuries to an individual. Most damages in medical malpractice claims are compensatory damages, which means they are damages awarded to the plaintiff that are intended to reimburse the person for financial, physical and emotional damages from the malpractice. You may also be awarded economic damages, which are intended to cover medical costs, lost income, future treatment and more. It is important that you call an experienced medical malpractice attorney to get a proper evaluation of your claim.
If a nurse gave you incorrect medication, you may be able to sue the nurse directly for their negligence. Nurses and other medical staff are held to a standard of care, which any competent nurse would have met. You may also be able to hold a hospital or other facility accountable for the negligence if you can show that the nurse was acting within their scope of employment and they were not being properly supervised.
It is a best practice to get an attorney to represent your interests when it comes to medical malpractice claims. The medical malpractice field is complicated and without a knowledgeable person on your side, you may not get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.