Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical professionals and facilities have a responsibility to patients to protect their health and safety. When medical mistakes and errors occur or negligence on the job causes harm, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medical administrations may be held liable for injuries caused to patients. Medical malpractice lawsuits can recover compensation for injuries to patients and help identify harmful practices to protect other patients from harm.
Medical malpractice is often misunderstood. Many medical procedures and treatments have risks involved where a patient may not get the results desired or could have complications. Side effects or poor outcomes are usually not medical malpractice. This is as long as the risks are explained to the patient before treatment. Medical malpractice is a negligence to provide the standard of care, which is the level of care expected by medical professionals for any given treatment. When this lack of the standard of care causes an injury that has substantial damages, this is a textbook claim of medical malpractice.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice claims vary greatly, from surgical errors and hospital negligence to pharmacy prescription mistakes and diagnostic failures. When the standard of care is not achieved, and a patient is harmed, often the only recourse for the victim is to file a medical malpractice claim. Types of legal claims include:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Failure to Diagnose
- Hospital Acquired Infections
- Hospital Lawsuits
- Serious Surgical Errors
When these types of negligence occur, the legal cases can be very complex and require extensive evidence to support the claim. Medical experts may be needed to support the claim, along with documentation that proves the negligence caused injury and damages. This can require months, even years of investigation on the part of the legal team to build a successful case for their client.
At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we have spent decades fighting for our clients in many types of personal injury lawsuits, including medical malpractice claims. Our firm has the resources necessary to research and provide evidence in these tough medical cases, providing our clients the legal expertise needed to fight these large battles. When we accept a case, we take it on a contingency-fee basis, paying for the upfront costs of research that are required for medical practice cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one to medical malpractice, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.