springfield medical malpractice lawyers
What Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney Do to Help with My Case?
Medical malpractice attorneys can evaluate your case to see if they can recover damages for your injuries. They go over the entire process and let you know what to expect. Since medical malpractice is a very complex and detailed area of the law, they’ll gather all the information they need. This can include doing research regarding your injury, contacting the appropriate parties as witnesses, and having expert witnesses provide their testimony. They’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and see it to completion. They’ll negotiate a settlement or take the matter to trial if necessary. They’ll fight for your rights in the process. This is only a small sampling of the work that they’ll take on.
Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney?
As previously stated, the medical malpractice lawyers at Zayed Law Offices take on a great deal of responsibility for their clients in Springfield. Aside from taking care of all the legwork involved, they’ll also cover the expenses associated with filing a lawsuit. For many of their clients this can be a blessing. Filing a lawsuit alone is an incredibly detailed and expensive process. Add in all the expert testimony, documentation required to establish the case, interviewing and deposing, and you have a rather expensive undertaking. Also, our lawyers only take cases on a contingency basis if they’re convinced it’s a winning proposition. Our attorneys are skilled experts who have extensive experience with medical malpractice matters. Also, bear in mind that attorneys require many years of education and specialized training. Taking on such a complex legal matter is inadvisable and is best left in the hands of one of our dedicated, professional, and courteous staff.
How can I determine if my case is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider acts in a negligent manner resulting in a preventablecatastrophe. The party must also have suffered significant damages as a result of the negligent action. There are many different types of medical malpractice. Some of the most commonly seen cases involve the following instances:
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Sanitation errors
- Anesthesia errors
While most medical providers typically mean well, careless mistakes can be made. Many physicians will also engage in practices that could be deemed as risky. Protocol and prudence should always be exercised when treating a patient. A common litmus test is applied to lead to whether the provider was, indeed, acting in a negligent manner. The test involves comparing the protocol of a similar physician or provider of a similar level of experience and education. If that provider would have acted in a different manner, there’s a good chance malpractice was involved. A skilled attorney can ask the right questions to establish negligence. Unpredictable outcomes or disliking the result of a procedure doesn’t necessarily result in negligence. If the provider didn’t breach their duty of care, chances are that the incident didn’t involve negligence.
Another concern is the damages that were incurred as a direct result of the incident. These damages can include lost wages, medical expenses, loss of future income, and more. Punitive damages are often awarded when the actions were so egregious that pain and suffering, loss of opportunity, and diminished or complete loss of functioning has occurred. Again, the damages suffered must be completely attributed to the providers negligent actions and can’t be brought on by another unrelated issue.
Some of the most common incidents seen with medical malpractice cases involve the following:
- Heart attack
- Mental health issues
- Chronic illnesses
How can I get my case started?
To get started, you’ll want to gather as much information as possible upfront. It’s impractical to confront the provider, so it should always be avoided. If you don’t have any documentation available, be certain to make a list detailing the order of events. The attorneys at Zayed Law Offices will request any additional information required. It’s also important that you not wait to contact one of our attorneys. Medical malpractice cases have a short time frame regarding the statute of limitations. You’ll have your free case evaluation to determine the best course of action. You can get in touch with us by visiting us online or by telephone. Get the representation you deserve and reach out to us, today!