Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys may be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover damages resulting from hospital, nurse or healthcare provider mistakes or negligence caused injuries – compensation which could make a world of difference in your life.
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Whenever a health care provider or medical practitioner omits or neglects to provide proper and adequate treatment to a patient and this results in an injury it is medical malpractice. No healthcare provider is perfect, and hospitals, nursing staff, surgeons and physicians are all capable of making mistakes - which can have tragic consequences for the patient.
Neglect and care omission can include instances where there is no diagnosis of an existing condition, misdiagnosis of a condition, or a negligent disregard for standard procedures in treatment. It also includes improper or unnecessary surgery, hospital errors, medication dosage errors, harmful side effects from medications and much more. A medical malpractice law firm with experience handling these cases becomes all too familiar with these errors, and the terrible impact they have on the surviving family members and victims.
Medical malpractice covers not only the actions of physicians, but the all the healthcare professionals who may have been involved in providing care, including nurses and other medical staff who are responsible for patient care and treatment. You put your trust in them, when they let you down it can cost you all too dearly. A malpractice lawsuit may not be able to undo what happened, but it can help hold them accountable.
Successful malpractice lawsuits have been filed for chiropractic injury, OB/GYN negligence, dental injuries and misdiagnosis, psychiatric malpractice, nursing home neglect, orthopedic errors, and cosmetic surgery malpractice as well as many other areas. When the sacred trust between you and a healthcare provider was violated, you may have compensation options under medical tort law.
If a medical professional failed to perform their medical duties and cause patient injury, your first steps should be to share what happened with our experienced legal team to learn your options. Your medical negligence law firm will investigate what happened on your behalf, and help you determine what ultimately was responsible for your injury.
Additionally, you aren't limited to only being able to sue your doctor. Malpractice is not just limited to physicians and individual healthcare professionals. Your hospital could be held responsible for professional negligence, and even an HMO.
That’s right, it is possible for health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to be guilty of professional malpractice as well.
This occurs when the HMO refuses to pay for treatments based on cost, when they deny appropriate treatments, and when they refuse coverage to eligible members. Ultimately, the details of your case and your State of residence will determine what your options are, contact our medical malpractice lawyer who will lay them out for you simply and clearly so you can choose what is best for your family.Review My Case Now
It seems hard to believe, but the majority of patients who are seriously harmed due to medical negligence never file a lawsuit. Gross negligence can lead to a fast settlement, which your lawyer can help negotiate to ensure maximum compensation and rapid recovery under the law. Over 90% are settled out of court.
In fact, estimates are that only 13% of those seriously injured as a result of negligence file medical malpractice lawsuits. In addition, the Institute of Medicine estimates that 192,000 people in the U.S. die each year as the result of preventable medical mistakes.
Ultimately, the best personal injury lawyers know, your case is about more than just a large settlement - acknowledging the impact their negligence has had on your family matters. Holding them accountable and achieving justice on your behalf matters.
Of course, no amount of money can truly compensate for your health and well being, but as much as possible the courts attempt to fairly compensate victims so that they are able to repair any financial damage caused and go on to lead as normal a life as possible after their injury. In cases where the victim has been killed, the surviving family members may be eligible as distributees in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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A law suit against negligent health care providers may be able to recover any financial losses experienced, such as unnecessary surgery or health care costs and lost wages, both present and future.
Depending on the laws in your state and the severity of the injuries, your medical malpractice lawsuit may also compensate you for less easily quantified expenses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of relationship benefits and even loss of life's enjoyment.
In an effort to overhaul the medical liability system by doctors' groups, insurance companies and patient groups, tort reform laws have been enacted in a number of states limiting the amount of damages for pain and suffering. Intended to limit frivolous lawsuits, it may instead impact the amount of rightful compensation you may be entitled. Your lawyer will be able to explain if your state is among the medical tort reform states how it may apply to your case.
In most cases, your medical malpractice attorney filing a lawsuit on your behalf may be the only way for victims to recover from their financial burdens and the loss of employment. Without these legal options victims would be left alone to suffer financial, emotional and physical hardship for the remainder of their lives.Review My Case Now
Winning court settlements average $425,000 and about $1 million for jury awards (injury).. It's a strong incentive for defendants to settle a case quickly. Additionally, we feel that it is critical to hold health care providers accountable for negligent behavior, mistakes and preventable injuries.
The National Practitioner Data Bank, which records the claims against physicians, shows that 5.1 percent of physicians account for 54.2 percent of medical negligence payouts. Your silence only lets bad doctors continue to practice medicine without responsibility for their actions.
Sharing what happened to you with an experienced medical malpractice litigation team is the last line of defense to prevent the same from happening to other patients.
Additionally, since 1990, only 7.6 percent of doctors who have had two or more successful malpractice lawsuits filed against them have been disciplined. Unacceptable.
If you or someone you know has potentially been the victim of medical negligence and it is imperative that you share what happened with our medical malpractice attorneys to get your legal options.
You pay no fees out of pocket, if you don't win recovery, you pay nothing. You may be entitled to significant compensation, waiting for you to claim it. Get the peace of mind you deserve, so you and your family can focus on recovery.
Find out if you are eligible to sue for your injuries today, get your legal options from an award-winning litigator who can make a difference in your case now.