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When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you expect professional care. You don’t expect to leave with an injury or in worse health than when you arrived. We understand the level of trust that is placed in doctors and other health care providers, and the frustration and pain that occurs when that trust has been broken.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur in many forms:
- Wrongful Death,
- Failure to Diagnose or Properly Treat Brain Tumors,
- Failure to Diagnose and Properly Treat Breast Cancer,
- Failure to Diagnose Stroke,
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack,
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer,
- Paralysis, and
- Lack of Informed Consent.
Legally, medical malpractice is the deviation by a healthcare provider from the accepted standard of care offered by a health care provider. Medical malpractice can cause serious and painful injury or death to those who trusted a medical professional with their health.
Why Did the Medical Negligence Occur?
When patients are wrongly injured by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers through specific acts or by a failure to diagnose a medical condition, the first question typically asked by the patient or their family members is “why did the medical negligence occur?” This is also our first question.
With a case of possible negligence or medical malpractice, our job in representing clients is to find out why the acceptable levels of medical care were not met. To do so, it’s important to obtain whatever records and information is readily available so that we can determine if a case of medical malpractice is supported. When medical records have been obtained and we know from our clients what transpired, we will want to work with medical professionals (including physicians and nurses) so that they may review the medical records and client information. Based upon this review, if the medical professionals are of the opinion that medical malpractice occurred, we can then discuss with our clients the options for proceeding.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – How Long Do Medical Malpractice Cases Take?
Unlike other personal injury lawsuits, which sometimes can be resolved in 3 to 6 months, medical malpractice cases typically take significantly longer – often two years or more.
How Defendants Usually Fight Back
Because damages in a medical negligence case may be substantial, defendants and their insurance companies often fight back hard. They typically deny at the outset all claims of medical negligence and malpractice. As the reputation of the doctors or other health care providers is often at stake, there are further reasons to avoid admitting fault.
In some instances, defendants even seek to blame the injured for the damages sustained. They may also claim that they acted in accordance with all reasonable medical standards of care, and that the injuries could not have been foreseen or prevented.
In the course of a malpractice lawsuit, we typically will depose doctors, nurses, and others involved in the case. We also submit interrogatories to the opposing parties asking them to answer specific questions.
Trusted and Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At Dore Law Group, we have the experience to help if you or a loved one has suffered from the negligent act of a medical professional. For our clients we work tirelessly to prove their claims and to advance their case with the goal of obtaining fair and just compensation for their injuries. If the defendants do not offer a settlement that is acceptable to our clients, we are prepared to go to trial and seek to prove the damages that our clients have sustained.
Firm Founder Jim Dore has decades of experience in representing personal injury victims. If you hire our firm, we will be with you every step of the way for your case. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients and their families from medical negligence and personal injury claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the medical negligence of a health care provider, call us. We look forward to having the opportunity to learn about your case. There is no charge for this meeting, and you will not be under any obligation to hire us. If you hire our firm, we will fight hard to get you the compensation to which you may be entitled.