We all place trust in the care of our highly equipped and trained physicians. When we see a medical professional for health reasons, we trust that their expertise and ability to provide treatment will protect us.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice is when your doctor’s form of treatment does not coincide with the standard accepted form of care. This may result in injuries, damages or even death.
We understand doctors are human and errors happen, but when they have the power to hold someone’s life in their hands, it’s important that they do everything in their power to eliminate mistakes.
How Do I know if I Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
If you have suffered from any of the following medical errors, then you may have experienced Medical Malpractice and have the ability to be compensated.
Here are some Medical Malpractice errors below that could make you a candidate for compensation:
- Medical device malfunction or usage errors
- Negligent care
- Surgical errors
- Misreading or misinterpreting medical documents
- Improper or insufficient treatment
Often times when you are involved in a Medical Malpractice lawsuit, the hospital or doctor will try to push a settlement on you. In many instances, a medical provider’s claim adjuster will provide you with an unfair settlement plan when you are entitled to more than that. That’s why we recommend contacting an attorney beforehand to discuss the settlement. Even if the settlement encompasses the cost of your medical expenses, you are typically entitled to more.
How to Establish a Medical Malpractice Case:
If you believe you have the grounds for a Medical Malpractice case, you must be able to answer the following questions regarding your experience:
1. Can you prove that you received medical treatment from this doctor?
2. Doctors have the responsibility of providing an accepted standard of care for all of their patients.
3. Can you show that other doctors in the same situation would be able to successfully diagnose the issue or provide different treatment?
4. Can you prove that the breach of duty provided by your doctor is what caused your injuries?