What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting an Unfavorable Medical Outcome
POSTED BY Jon C. . September 20, 2017
Medical malpractice cases arise when a patient is harmed because a medical professional or facility fails to provide proper health care treatment. Rest easier knowing that on the whole, mistakes made by accredited doctors, nurses and hospitals are relatively low in numbers.
However, it is a reality we sometimes face and a reason medical malpractice insurance plays a factor in the rising cost of health care delivery. As a patient, it is critical to protect you and your loved ones from personal injury that can lead to loss of income and quality of life – physical and emotional.
When you choose an attorney, you want to know that your rm is in good standing as a member of the bar, has expertise in your type of legal matter and a proven track record. For a surgeon, physician or other medical provider, the equivalent resource is your state’s medical licensing board as well as physician and personal referrals.
Do your homework. If there is a problem, know your rights.
Malpractice Claim Basics
If you are planning a procedure, the last thing you need to worry about is a negative outcome. Put that out of your mind by having a basic understanding of what will be considered should you ever need malpractice law.
- The legal team will need to prove the physician-patient relationship. This means you hired the physician, it was not merely friendly advice.
- The doctor must be proven negligent. Just because you are unhappy with your treatment or results does not mean the doctor is liable for medical malpractice.
- The doctor’s negligence must cause the injury. Because many malpractice cases involve patients that were already sick or injured, there is often a question of whether what the doctor did, negligent or not, actually caused the harm.
- The injury resulted in disability, disfigurement, amputation, paralysis, and/or death. In addition, the injury may have also led to other physical pain, mental anguish, and loss of income and/or earning capacity.
Peace of Mind
The Personal Injury attorneys and legal representatives at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law have decades of expertise working with malpractice law. We are compassionate and experienced.
Your first consultation is always free. We hope you never need our services, but if you do, we are here to represent you.
As a patient, it is critical to protect you and your loved ones from personal injury that can lead to loss of income and quality of life – physical and emotional.