Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Doctors are human. They’re not perfect, and sometimes they make mistakes. The difference between doctors and people who work in other professions, however, is that mistakes in a medical setting can result in serious injury and even death. This is why the law holds physicians and other health care providers to a high standard of care.
At LawMD, we know this all too well, as many of our attorneys are also physicians. We don’t just know medicine, we have practiced it. We understand that doctors are under tremendous pressure to get it right every time. It’s a demanding job, but it is absolutely critical for doctors to deliver the best care for every single patient, every single time. The stakes are simply too high for anything else.
When clients come to us, they are often worn out with trying to convince their doctor that something just isn’t right. In many cases, they have been turned away or told that their symptoms are normal side effects. Many have endured follow-up surgeries and additional treatments in an effort to ease their pain. Others are forced to take powerful painkillers every day just to maintain some semblance of regular function. Discouraged, frustrated, and in pain, they want to know if they have a medical malpractice case.
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For decades, our attorneys have provided the highest quality legal representation to people who have been injured due to a mistake by a doctor, hospital, nurse, or pharmacist.
We also assist individuals who have been harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Our attorneys also help the families and victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as parents whose babies have been injured due to mistakes during pregnancy or childbirth. If you have a medical malpractice claim, we will help you get the answers, validation, and compensation you deserve.
What It Takes to Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim
The first step in understanding medical malpractice is understanding what it takes to actually file a claim. It’s not enough that a doctor committed an error. To bring a valid claim, a patient must prove several things.
- A doctor-patient relationship. The patient must prove that he or she had a doctor-patient relationship with the doctor who caused the injury.
- A breach in the standard of care. This is a complex concept and perhaps the most difficult to prove element in a medical malpractice case. The patient must show that the doctor failed to deliver the accepted standard of care within the doctor’s area of expertise and within the doctor’s geographic region of practice.
- The doctor’s breach caused the patient’s injuries. The patient must also show that the doctor’s failure to deliver reasonable care caused the patient’s injuries.
- The existence of damages. To bring a successful medical malpractice case, the patient must also show that he or she actually suffered damages.
This may sound daunting, and it is, but it is our job to help you prove your case. With the experienced trial lawyers at LawMD on your side, you don’t need to worry about what steps to take next or what obstacles are around the corner. Our attorneys have spent their entire professional careers helping people hurt by the medical establishment. We know how to fight back. We handle the heavy legal lifting so you can focus on getting better and reclaiming your health and your life.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you believe you have been injured by a physician or hospital, don’t wait to call an experienced medical malpractice attorney. If you have been injured by a dangerous medical device or pharmaceutical, we can help, but only if you contact us right away. Delaying can hurt your case and may even make it impossible for you to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Call the LawMD Team Today to Discuss Your Case
The lawyers at LawMD have helped thousands of patients get millions in compensation. We are fierce advocates for patients’ rights, and we are a strong voice for the injured. Call us 24/7 to discuss your case. You can also reach us through email or our online contact form. Call 888-MY-LAWMD ( 888-695-2963 ).