Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a health care provider fails to perform their professional duties to the standard of care the law requires.
When health care providers fail in their duties and hurt you, they have committed medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice causes hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year.
If you have been injured by a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider or technician, you might have a case for medical malpractice.
These cases can be really difficult, especially when you believe your doctor is a good person and you don’t want to punish them.
But good people make mistakes and making a mistake doesn’t make someone bad.
Often doctors and other medical providers are forced into bad situations by hospitals and insurance companies that fail to give doctors and nurses the resources and support they need.
In other words, when profits matter more than patient care bad things happen.
Over the years DLG For Me has held hundreds of bad players in medicine responsible for their medical malpractice.
Medical providers know the standard of care expected of hospitals, doctors, and nurses, and they have robust insurance policies for when they have to pay for a mistake that hurts a patient.
Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim
Determining if you have a medical malpractice claim
To prove a medical malpractice case, you have to show that
- You are a patient of the health care provider
- The health care provider did not meet the medical standard of care
- The health care provider caused your injury, and
- You sustained damages
Medical malpractice claims are difficult to prove for many reasons.
Separating the initial injury or illness that caused you to seek care from the damages caused by the health care provider’s negligence takes a high level of skill and experience.
There is no simple formula for determining whether you have a medical malpractice claim.
If you were treated by a doctor, nurse, therapist, or other health care provider and ended up more injured or sick than before you saw them, you might have a medical negligence or medical malpractice claim.
These cases are complex and usually involve powerful insurance companies that care more about their financial bottom line than you or your family.
If you or a loved one were injured by your doctor, call an experienced medical malpractice attorney at DLG For Me to determine if you have a case that entitles you to compensation for your losses.
Types of medical malpractice
There are many ways medical negligence occurs, including:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnosing an illness or injury
- Birth injuries
The failure of a medical provider to make you better is disappointing, but it is not the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
To win a malpractice case, you have to prove the health care provider failed to perform to the standard of care expected of a similarly situated doctor or nurse and that the failure caused your additional injuries.
Proving any of these forms of medical malpractice will require expert testimony that will be difficult to or impossible to secure without the help of a lawyer with established relationships with experts in the field.
If you or a loved one were injured by your health care provider, call DLG For Me today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney because we have the resources to prove your case.
The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases
Medical malpractice is an area of law where it is extremely important to file your claim as soon as you believe you were injured because state laws are designed to protect doctors and your time to file a claim is limited.
The time limits and manner of calculating the deadline depend on the state where the injury occurred.
These time limits vary from one to four years, depending on the state, and most states have a one- or two- year filing deadline.
Also, in some states, the statute of limitations starts running the moment you are injured, possibly before you even knew you were injured.
In other states, the clock starts ticking when you discover the injury.
With so many variables that determine your filing deadline, you might want to rely on an attorney experienced in calculating statutes of limitations and standing up against the insurance companies that rely on them to deny you your day in court.
The medical malpractice attorneys at DLG For Me have decades of experience with medical negligence cases and can help you develop your plan to get the compensation you deserve.
Call DLG For Me today for a free consultation because your time to file is limited.
Compensation available in medical malpractice cases
Medical malpractice plaintiffs are eligible for economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages are those that you can easily prove with reference to the costs you have incurred dealing with your injury.
Economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Prescription costs
- Prosthetics or other assistive devices
Noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases are capped in many states, which means you can only recover up to a certain maximum amount.
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment (reduced quality of life)
- Loss of consortium
- Lost earning capacity
State laws are designed to benefit defendants in medical malpractice cases, especially concerning the maximum damages available.
If you think you were injured by a doctor, nurse, or hospital, you will have to fight powerful insurance companies to recover for your injuries.
Your best option is to hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can handle the insurance companies for you.
If you were injured by medical negligence or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
Call DLG For Me today for a free consultation because your time to file a claim is strictly limited.
Filing a medical malpractice claim
Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are politically powerful and often accomplish reforms in the law that benefit medical malpractice defendants to the detriment of their patients.
These reforms require special procedures for filing a case and often include damages caps.
Some states have special procedures in medical malpractice cases that make them more difficult than a typical negligence case.
For example, you might be required to file an expert affidavit with your case from an expert willing to acknowledge that you were injured by the medical provider’s malpractice.
In other states, you might have to submit your claim to a panel of experts that determine whether malpractice occurred before you are allowed to file a lawsuit.
Oftentimes, you will be required to give the defendant pre-suit notice before filing.
Medical malpractice laws vary from state to state, but most put the rights of doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies ahead of those for victims.
That means if you or a loved one have been injured in a medical setting, it is crucial to call an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at DLG For Me as soon as possible because your time to protect yourself is extremely limited.
With the advice of a medical malpractice attorney, you’re more likely to get compensation and will get more money than you would alone.
You and your loved ones have a right to hold doctors, nurses, and other medical staff to a high level of accountability.
Health care providers—and the institutions where they work—are directly responsible for your health and well-being.
Far too often, improper actions or decisions by a healthcare professional rise to the level of medical malpractice.
If you are harmed by medical malpractice, you have options. Contact our highly professional team at DLG For Me today and connect with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Call the experienced and compassionate attorneys at DLG For Me today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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