ARE YOU THE VICTIM OF A MEDICAL MISTAKE?
Medical malpractice is far too common. Although doctors are well deserving of the privileges bestowed upon them, some doctors refuse to accept the responsibility that comes along with privilege. Doctors are people, just like the rest of us. People make mistakes. Unfortunately, when a doctor makes a mistake, the results can be devastating.
Medical malpractice cases are very unique and must be examined on a case by case basis. Common themes for malpractice cases include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition;
- Failure to properly treat a condition;
- Failure to monitor a patient;
- Surgical error (example: leaving sponge in body after surgery)
- Prescription errors
There are many other types of medical mistakes in addition to those set forth above. You will need to speak with one of our lawyers to determine if you have a viable case.
What do I have to prove?
If you are trying to recover a financial settlement due to medical malpractice, you have to prove that the doctor’s care did not comply with the standard of care in your community. “Standard of care” is defined as the level and type of medical care that would have been rendered by a reasonably competent doctor of the same specialty in your community.
Do I have a case?
We have medical personnel who will review your medical records at no charge to determine if a medical malpractice has occurred. If your claim cannot be settled with the doctor or hospital’s malpractice carrier, we will have your records reviewed by an independent physician before filing suit. The independent doctor is referred to as a 9(j) witness. The Rules of Civil Procedure require that a 9(j) witness certify that a malpractice has occurred before a lawsuit can be filed.
Contact our lawyers today if you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical malpractice. We will give you a free case review and will advise you as to the best course of action.
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