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Medical malpractice is when a person is injured by the negligent actions (or inactions) of a health care provider. Medical malpractice can be committed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, therapists, etc. If you have been injured by a health care provider, talking to a medical malpractice attorney is free.
Medical malpractice cases include:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose a problem
- Nursing home abuse
- Prescribing the wrong medicine
- Failure to provide proper treatment
- Mistakes in surgery
Health care providers owe you a duty of care, meaning there are certain standards they must follow. The standards vary depending on where you live, what type of facility you are at, and what type of provider caused your injury. But if the standards are violated, it’s considered negligence.
You’ll also have to prove damages in order to win a medical malpractice case, which means you will have to show – in dollars – the extent of your harm. Damages for pain and suffering may be available, as well. If someone dies as the result of medical malpractice, a wrongful death lawsuit might be appropriate. An initial consultation with an attorney is a great way to get your questions answered.
Not every medical injury is a lawsuit. If you have minor injury, it’s probably not worth that much, legally speaking. An attorney is going to shy away from taking on the expense of pursuing a small case. Similarly, if you experience a bad result, from surgery for example, it’s not automatically medical malpractice. If your surgeon followed protocol and acted reasonably, they may not be legally responsible for your injury.
When looking for a medical malpractice attorney, experience is important. You want an attorney who has years of experience handling cases similar to yours. You also want an attorney who has had success doing so. The resources of an attorney or firm should be a consideration, as well. Medical malpractice lawsuits can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. Your attorney should have the resources to cover all these costs.
Medical malpractice attorneys, like most injury attorneys, charge on a contingency basis. If you win, you pay your attorney a percentage. If you lose, you pay nothing. The laws vary by state, but there are strict deadlines on filing lawsuits for medical malpractice. These are called statutes of limitation, and if you miss it, you probably won’t get another chance.
We help people in all 50 states find medical malpractice attorneys. Whether you’re in a big city or rural area, we can recommend an attorney who has the right experience to handle your case. If you have questions, or if you would like a referral, please give us a call at 1 (800) 807-9530, or fill out our contact form. All communication is confidential.