Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death within the nation, right after heart disease and cancer. Medical malpractice can happen when a facility or health care provider chooses to disobey the standard of care, which is recognized in the treatment of a patient. A standard of care is what a competent medical professional provider would or would not do under identical circumstances. It essentially tells use whether the provider you are seeing was negligent.
Medical malpractice attorneys are available to help anyone who is or has suffered physical or emotionally, due to the negligence of a medical practitioner. They can help you build your case and gather any important documents that they may need to help you and your case. A malpractice case will fall into three main categories. They are:
-Improper Treatment: If a doctor has treated a patient in a way that no other doctor would under identical circumstances, the patient may have a malpractice case. This also includes that proper treatment might have been recommended; however, it was administered incorrectly.
-Failure to Diagnose: If a doctor who is competent would have made a better and reasonable diagnosis that would have led to a better outcome than otherwise experienced due to a medical practitioner’s misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, the patient may sue.
–Failure to Warn of Known Risks: Practitioners have a duty to warn their patients of any risks for procedures and/or prescriptions. If the doctor is not providing patients with information that might have convinced them to decide against a procedure, the doctor may be liable for medical malpractice in the event that the patient suffers and injury by the procedure or prescription.
Many medical malpractice lawyers can handle a multitude of cases falling under these categories. Cases which involve the hospital ward, a clinic or in the surgery room, grievous bodily harm, irreparable injury or death. This can include but is not limited to:
Extreme of Fatal Misdiagnosis
Botched of Failed Surgeries (including cosmetic)
Or Cutting Corners to Maximize Patient Turnover
When should you contact a medical malpractice attorney? A claim might exist if a provider’s negligence has caused an injury or damage to a patient. If you feel your case would benefit from the organization afforded by an experienced medical malpractice attorney, feel free to contact us as soon as possible. Claims adjustors will push patients in order to settle before the full extent of your injuries are discovered, and so you will be dissuaded to hire an attorney who may be able to increase your settlement claim. You should attempt to seek assistance where the medical malpractice first occurred so that your attorney has the best chance of securing your pertinent medical records, including interview with the patients, family members, friends, and other physicians. They are also available to help you stay within your statute of limitations – deadlines by which your case must be filed or you will be forever prohibited from filing.
If you feel as though you have a pertinent case for a medical malpractice suit and you’d like to speak with a qualified, professional attorney, please feel free to contact us as soon as possible. The sooner we communicate, the sooner we can help you file your claim and reach a settlement.