Most people have no idea just how widespread medical negligence is here in the United States.
Here are some appalling figures:
- A Mayo Clinic study has shown that up to 20% of all serious medical diagnoses are wrong.
- More people die every year from medical negligence than from car accidents.
- Medication errors hurt at least 1.5 million people every year, says a report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. That’s the equivalent of one medication mistake for every single hospital patient, every single day of the year.
Are you one of the many who have been injured, misdiagnosed, suffered physical or emotional distress, or have lost a loved one as a result of medical malpractice?
What is Medical Negligence?
If you or a loved one were hurt or injured while under the care of a medical professional, it may constitute medical negligence. Medical negligence refers to a violation of a standard of care for medical treatment. Standard of care refers to a generally accepted set of practices that other healthcare providers would provide to another patient in a similar situation. Failure to meet this standard may be considered medical malpractice.
If you or a family member received inadequate medical care that resulted in injuries, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer who can provide legal advice regarding your legal options, including filing a medical malpractice claim. The medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Brown & Crouppen can evaluate your case during a free consultation.
Our team can help you get the legal advice and help you need with medical malpractice claims for:
- emergency room malpractice
- anesthesia errors
- pharmaceutical errors
- heart attack misdiagnosis
- birth injuries
- cerebral palsy
- brain injuries
- VRE infections
- nursing home abuse
- wrongful death
- and more.
How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Negligence Case?
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can help you determine whether you or a loved one have a valid medical malpractice case. There are many factors involved in proving a medical negligence claim. These include:
- Duty of care — Doctors and other healthcare professionals must perform their duties in a manner consistent with accepted medical standards of care.
- Breach of duty — To be considered medical malpractice, a medical professional must have violated their duty of care by failing to act in a manner consistent with how other doctors would have handled the situation.
- Causation — This simply means that the healthcare provider caused the personal injury through a medical error or below-standard medical care.
- Damage — A successful medical malpractice lawsuit must demonstrate that the personal injury caused damage, either economic or non-economic. These damages may include medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium (loss of assistance or companionship with a family member).
Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
Medical negligence is one of the most difficult areas of litigation. A skilled medical malpractice attorney has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and pursue your medical malpractice case. Brown & Crouppen’s personal injury attorneys can help prepare your injury case.
An experienced personal injury law firm like Brown & Crouppen employs a team of personal injury attorneys that are experienced in medical malpractice lawsuits. Our attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of a medical malpractice claim by:
- determining if you have a claim
- helping you collect the evidence and medical records you need for your case
- determining the potential value of your claim
- identifying the potentially liable parties
- questioning expert witnesses
- helping you understand the relevant laws and your rights
- handling the complicated process of filing the claim and taking the insurance company to court, if needed
If you suspect that you are a victim of malpractice, time is of the essence. Consult one of our medical negligence lawyers immediately to discuss your medical malpractice case and take an important step in taking control of your situation.
It All Starts With a Free Case Evaluation from the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Brown & Crouppen
Getting started is easy. You can call us at 800-536-4357 for a free consultation, or tell us about your case with our Free Case Review form. And remember, there’s no upfront cost to you — if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
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