Like many other people, you may think you have a medical malpractice lawsuit if your doctor makes a mistake while treating you. This may or not be true. The truth is, there’s a lot more to a medical malpractice case than a patient getting hurt.
There are some key factors involved in showing or proving that a doctor or another medical professional made a mistake, and you were harmed by that mistake.
Usually, any malpractice case is a long and complicated legal matter because it’s not always fast or easy to prove these factors. This is where the need for professional representation is of paramount importance.
While negligence is the root cause of most forms of medical malpractice, it’s important to understand a couple of key points. First, not every unfortunate result in a hospital is a case of medical malpractice. This area of law is complicated, and it’s vital you speak with a lawyer immediately so you can get a sense of the validity of your claim.
It’s not enough that your doctor made some sort of mistake. Before you can file a lawsuit, you have to be able to show that the mistake caused you damage or further harm. The amputation of the wrong limb, brain damage after an operation, a medical condition or disease got worse after treatment, or even death are good examples of injuries or damage. In short, unless you’ve been harmed, there’s no medical malpractice case.
Medical malpractice lawsuits help to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. In some cases, punitive damages are also awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others. Medical malpractice suits also send a message to healthcare providers that poor care will not be tolerated. These actions motivate providers to deliver better care to patients to avoid future litigation.
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We can help by:
- Using our experience and expertise to evaluate your case
- Investigating the incident and determining fault
- Arranging expert medical testimony to point out where things went awry during your treatment
- Dealing with insurance companies
- Crafting a compelling case in the court room and fighting on your behalf in the negotiating room
All of our initial consultations are free, which means there’s no reason you shouldn’t speak to our medical malpractice lawyers.