Medical malpractice exists in situation where proper medical care, treatment, or diagnosis was not provided or not provided in a timely manner, and/or medical mistakes were made by doctors, hospitals, or other healthcare professionals. Medical malpractice can take the form of surgical errors, anesthesia errors, wrong diagnosis, late diagnosis, failure to diagnose; wrong treatment; wrong medication; failure to follow accepted protocols; failure to make use of available tests, medications or treatments; and a host of other situations where the medical care given – or not given — caused damaged to the patient.
In order for you to establish your medical malpractice claim, it will be necessary to prove what the standard of care in medicine community for handling a similar matter is.
In order to determine what should or should not have been done in your particular case, someone with the requisite education, experience and skill would be needed to establish what the standard of the community is. Many medical malpractice lawsuits are won/lost based upon the effectiveness of the expert.
Your attorney, to maintain confidentiality and retain your rights, should always hire these experts.
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury as the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical professional or facility, call our offfices today at 480-456-3080 for a free consultation. All of our cases are taken on a contingency basis, so there is no cost to you until we resolve your case.