What is Medical Malpractice?

by | Apr 7, 2015 | Healthcare Litigation

When you visit a hospital, take your children to the doctor’s office or visit your parents in a nursing home, you expect nothing but the best service available. Because doctors and nurses play such an important role in society, they should be trusted.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice happens and accidents occur with trained professionals, including doctors, surgeons, and nurses.

If you have had a problem with a medical clinic, such as a loved one suffering from injuries or losing a loved one in a hospital, then you may be dealing with medical malpractice.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is when a health care provider has allowed treatment to fall below an acceptable standard, which results in an injury or even fatality.

Just like any case, medical malpractice cases can vary depending on the health care provider involved.For example, if a doctor has done something incorrectly during a procedure, then he or she would be at fault. If you sustain an injury during your hospital stay, then the hospital may be at fault.

Who pays the victim in these lawsuits and how much?

The party responsible for the victim in a medical malpractice suit, again, can vary. Referring back to the negligent doctor in the example above, he or she will likely be required to pay out-of-pocket expenses, depending on the agreed settlement. Additionally, medical providers typically carry medical malpractice liability insurance, so the insurance companies handle many cases.

Like any other injury lawsuit, the victim will be able to claim financial losses including wages, medical expenses, and other expenses related to pain and suffering. Victims can also receive payment for the damages sustained from an injury, such as loss of vision.

What will my lawyer do for me?

Your attorney’s job is simple: to understand your case and get you the justice you deserve. A knowledgeable attorney will review your case, look for witnesses and resources,and even acquire their own experts to assist with testimonies.

Health care litigation is an extremely complex process and one of the hardest legal areas to understand, so hiring a lawyer will ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Your legal representation will more than likely have experience and knowledge with medical malpractice, allowing you to understand what is going on and how your case will potentially play out.

Hiring a Health Care Litigation Attorney

The Law Firm of Peter M. Feaman, P.A., will work aggressively and evaluate your case closely to provide you with optimal legal representation and ensure that you receive the justice and settlement you deserve for your injuries. Because these cases are so complicated, it is crucial for our team to pursue your case head on and go through all of your information thoroughly. If you need more information, contact us online or give us a call at 561-469-0019 to set up an appointment with one of our qualified lawyers.


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