Victims of Medical Malpractice Face Difficult Obstacles In Seeking Justice
You may have a medical malpractice claim if you have been injured as a result of a preventable error made on behalf of your healthcare provider. Medical Malpractice can include misdiagnosis, failure to treat, delay in treatment, improper treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow up, etc.
A mistake alone is not enough to hold a health care provider responsible for medical malpractice. Under the law, a health care provider must exercise “reasonable care” under the circumstances. And, the victim must prove the health care provider’s treatment fell below this standard. This failure to exercise “reasonable care” under the circumstances must have caused injury to the patient and as a result the patient suffers damages.
Some of the Difficulties Victims Encounter Include:
- Failure to realize they are a victim of malpractice;
- Failure to have an autopsy performed;
- The cost of prosecuting the case exceeds the value of the case; and
- The statute of limitations may bar recovery.
If you think you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, call or email today for a free review of your case. Most firms send a potential medical malpractice case to an outside medical person, most often a nurse, for initial review. As a licensed Registered Nurse and Attorney, I will personally review your case.