The unfortunate reality is that medical mistakes and malpractice happen far too often. Studies have shown that permitting medical professionals to bear the cost of claims for medical mistakes, and having transparency about those mistakes, has a very significant effect in reducing medical mistakes and protecting patients.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals naturally are expected to perform their work up to a certain quality level, often referred to in legal terms as the “standard of care.” Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to provide treatment that lives up to the required standard of care. For this to result in a viable claim for medical malpractice, it must be shown that the malpractice was the cause of injury.
What Are the Different Types of Medical Malpractice?
Though medical malpractice can take many forms, common examples are:
- Failure to inform
- Failure to diagnosis
- Prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication
- Prescribing or dispensing the wrong dosage
- Dangerous combinations of medications
- Delaying diagnosis in cases that can have severe consequences (cancer, heart issues, etc.)
- Surgical error
- Performing an unnecessary surgery
- Injuries at birth
- Emergency room errors
- Postoperative errors
- Nursing home abuse and/or negligence
DeVault Law has the knowledge, experience and skill to handle your medical malpractice claim. Rick DeVault will zealously advocate on your behalf of your case as well.
What Makes a Good Medical Malpractice Case?
The most common question asked by people interested in pursuing medical malpractice is whether or not they have a good case. Here are some questions that should be asked before you consider litigating for medical malpractice:
- Was there provable malpractice? To find malpractice, it must be shown that the professional standard of care was breached. DeVault Law employs medical experts who can verify and help prove the malpractice claim.
- Did the malpractice cause the injury? It must be shown that your injuries were the result of the malpractice. This sometimes requires showing that it wasn’t the actual medical condition being treated that was the cause. For example, if a doctor missed a diagnosis, but the missed diagnosis didn’t cause any additional injury beyond the original medical condition, it would be unlikely to lead to a successful malpractice claim.
- Does the case make economic sense? Your attorney will want to make sure that it makes economic sense to pursue your case. Medical Malpractice cases are very detailed, time consuming and expensive. DeVault Law can evaluate your claim and advise if the potential recovery merits the time and expense to pursue to resolution.
When Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Medical negligence may be caused by the doctors, nurses or other medical professionals you may come into contact with. If you believe medical professionals have been negligent and have caused you injury, you should reach out for legal help immediately. Medical malpractice lawyer, Rick DeVault, will aggressively pursue compensation for your injuries.
Retain Experienced and Successful Attorney, Rick DeVault
Medical malpractice cases are some of the toughest in law. Attorney Rick DeVault has devoted his career to pursuing justice on behalf of injured parties. Rick has the knowledge, expertise and dedication needed to help you and your family recover for your medical malpractice issue. Contact us for a free case evaluation today.
Have You or a Loved One Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
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