When Are You Entitled To File Medical Malpractice Claims?
When it comes to serious health concerns, you are often at the hands of doctors who understand the medical science that you do not. As such, you depend on them to provide a high level of care. When your doctor fails to deliver this high level of care, however, you can suffer lasting injuries. How do you know if you are entitled to money for your medical malpractice injuries? Below are just some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims handled by the experienced attorneys at Friedman & Friedman.
Improper Medical Care
Doctors must abide by what is known as a standard of care. For example, a patient with a broken arm should receive similar care from any doctor they go to for treatment. If this patient is a teenager, the care provided is different than if the patient is a toddler or a senior. The key is that a doctor must provide the proper care in each specific situation; if they fail to do so, it may constitute medical negligence.
A patient must suffer an injury from a mistake on the doctor’s part in order to be entitled to medical malpractice claims. Often another medical professional (or “expert witness”) is the only one who can determine if the injury is connected to the doctor’s actions. If the patient is not negatively affected by the doctor’s improper actions, there is no case.
Contact A Lawyer
If a medical professional makes a mistake or fails to act and this error causes patients injury, they are entitled to medical malpractice claims. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, an experienced lawyer can offer advice, inform you of your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call Friedman & Friedman now at (305) 446-6485 (toll free 800-446-6482) if you or someone you love has been injured due to medical malpractice.