Medical Malpractice Accident

Medical malpractice is the improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional.  A person who alleges negligent medical malpractice must prove four elements:

  • A duty of care was owed by the physician
  • The physician violated the applicable standard of care
  • The person suffered a compensable injury
  • The injury was caused in fact and proximately caused by the substandard conduct

The burden of proving these elements is on the plaintiff (patient) in a malpractice lawsuit.  It is imperative that you find a medical malpractice attorney who has experience handling malpractice cases.  Many states have placed a time limit on how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim.  If you believe you have been a victim of  medical malpractice, don’t delay.  Contact an experienced attorney at Anthony Smith Law for a free, confidential consultation. Do not accept any settlement offers before consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Some of the damages that an injured patient might be able to recover include:

 

  • Medical costs to repair the damage caused by the negligent act, including future and ongoing medical costs
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, an other non-economic damages
  • A spouse’s loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages (in exceptional cases)

Common types of medical malpractice:

  • Surgical injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors
  • Failure to diagnose and treat in a timely manner
  • Labor delivery
  • Emergency room malpractice

Medical costs to repair the damage caused by the negligent act, including future and ongoing medical costs

  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, an other non-economic damages
  • A spouse’s loss of consortium

 

Contact Anthony Smith Law today to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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