As patients, we trust our medical providers to do their best to meet our health care needs. Unfortunately, there can be circumstances when a healthcare professional will fail to provide treatment according to the acceptable standard of care. When a medical provider breaches the duty of care owed to their patient, and that breach results in an injury, the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Every day millions of people rely on doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide them with competent care. When one of these providers commits medical malpractice, the consequences can be catastrophic or even deadly. In such a situation, the injured person should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss their potential claim.
At The Dailey Firm, P.C., we have the experience you need to assist you with your medical malpractice case. We understand how devastating medical errors can be and are here to fight for you! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals are required to provide services according to a reasonable standard of care. Generally, this means that providers must make treatment-related decisions at the same level of care as other reasonably prudent practitioners.
How is the standard of care determined?
How do you determine the standard of care? In a medical malpractice case, what a reasonably prudent practitioner would have done in the same circumstance is established through evidence and expert testimony.
At The Daily Firm, P.C., we know how to obtain and present the evidence you need to prove that your doctor or other medical provider breached the standard of care and committed malpractice. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice Claim Requirements
To make a successful claim for medical malpractice, a plaintiff must prove that:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent
- An injury resulted from the doctor’s negligence
- The patient suffered harm due to the injury
Medical malpractice cases are usually complex and having an experienced attorney is crucial to the success of your case. You want someone who understands the law and knows how to fight for the compensation you deserve.
At The Dailey Firm, P.C., our primary goals are to help facilitate your medical care, protect your rights, and recover the costs and expenses associated with your medical malpractice injury.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can cause catastrophic injuries, lifelong medical bills, loss of income, or even death. There are many categories for medical malpractice claims; some of the most common include:
- Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis
- Improper treatment
- Failure to treat an illness or condition
- Delayed diagnosis
- Improper surgery
- Wrong-site surgery
- Birth injury to mother or infant
- Failure to recognize the need to send a patient to a specialist
- Leaving an instrument or material inside a patient during surgery
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Anesthesia errors
- Prescription drug mistakes
- Failure to take an adequate patient history or take a patient’s concerns seriously
- Cesarean section-related errors
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Medical malpractice often results in permanent injuries or even wrongful death. However, it’s important to know that the law limits the time a malpractice victim has to protect their rights.
All medical malpractice claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations. Therefore, if you believe you or a loved one has been harmed or injured by medical negligence, it’s crucial that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
In the United States, thousands of patients are injured yearly due to medical errors. Sadly, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. At The Dailey Firm, P.C., we understand how devastating medical malpractice can be for victims and their loved ones. Our dedicated lawyers know what it takes to prove that a medical practitioner was negligent and help victims recover the damages they deserve.
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