So what exactly is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a form of personal injury that occurs when a medical professional does not provide a patient with the standard of care that others would have provided under similar circumstances.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
A Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis
Improper patient treatment, such as surgical or medication errors
Failure to warn patient of known risks, surgical or medication based
The patient must be able to prove that their doctor was negligent and that they incurred damages in order to receive compensation. Damages can include a number of things including past or future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, physical pain, and mental anguish.
While the medical malpractice process will vary depending on your state, there a several common requirements. We can help you evaluate your case according to these standards and help you understand the laws in your area.