Medical Malpractice Claims
Do you feel that a doctor, dentist, surgeon, or hospital caused you or your family member physical injury? Perhaps you need to sue for expenses related to medical care, job loss, or disability. Perhaps you have a more emotional reason you need a medical malpractice attorney. Besides needing the money to repay damages, your goal is to hold the medical establishment accountable for the mistake to force them to improve their daily practices.
While there are many ways that doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals can make mistakes that are innocent and unavoidable, there are also many instances of errors that are liable under the law. Of course, liability will always be dependent on which factors are present in the case.
For instance, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an injury or illness on its own may not be enough to be seen as a claimable liability. A claimant would have to be able to provide proof that the doctor failed to recognize the symptoms, which could be very difficult. However, there are elements that could provide additional leverage, such as if you could prove that the medical professional: misread or ignored laboratory results, failed to order the correct tests, administered incorrect medications or dosage, or disregarded patient history.
Additionally, suing for medical malpractice due to a failed surgery may not be successful on its own as surgeries are rarely guaranteed to be successful. However, surgical errors such as wrong-site surgery or experiencing premature discharge may be contributing factors in your case.
A Good Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Tip the Balance in Your Favor
If you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice, you have more important things to worry about than your case. Your attorney and their team will do the heavy lifting by gathering and organizing the evidence and doing their best to provide you with excellent legal representation throughout the entire process.
The medical malpractice attorneys at GillespieShields are ready to fight for you and your family. We accept cases that we believe have a chance of winning, so if you don’t have enough evidence or proof, we won’t drag you through a lengthy or costly lawsuit. We offer consultations where we can go over the details of your case with you and offer advice on your best course of action. Should you then choose to hire us, we will do our best to help you receive compensation for your pain, suffering, and any physical limitations you may have incurred as a result of the malpractice.
For more information about how we can help you, please schedule a consultation with us today.