Doctors and some other health care providers are responsible for exercising the same degree of care as is accepted by the medical profession in the area in which they practice. A deviation from that accepted medical practice which results in an injury or death to a patient may subject that medical provider to liability for their actions. An injured patient may recover monetary compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost earnings. A spouse or parents may, in certain circumstances, recover for their loss of services from the injured patient.
Strict deadlines apply to medical malpractice cases. Usually, the statute of limitations (the time within which a legal action must be brought) for claims of medical malpractice is two and a half years from the commission of the alleged malpractice. However, there are tolling provisions for infants and those who are continuously treated by the same physician that may extend the time to sue. In some cases, the time to sue may be shorter than the injured person thinks because their condition could have been discovered earlier. Therefore, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe you were injured by medical malpractice.
We maintain a large network of experts in various medical fields who can opine, at the outset, whether your treating doctor may be liable for your injuries. We work with economists and analysts who can accurately calculate past and future lost wages, the cost of medical care, and other monetary losses related to a medical malpractice injury.
Common types of Medical Malpractice cases include:
- Improper delivery of a baby
- Erb’s Palsy
- Failure to properly diagnose cancer
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Damage
- Surgical Error