Hospitals, health care providers, and medical professionals are held to high standards of providing a safe and healthy environment and keeping their patients safe from preventable harm. When injuries or illnesses occur as a result of physician or medical personnel negligence, victims have the right to file personal injury claims and medical malpractice lawsuits. A large potential for risk in the medical field causes many professionals and companies to maintain large resources and liability insurance policies in order to attempt to deflect accusations of negligence and prevent fairly compensating victims. If you were harmed by a healthcare professional’s negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
These types of cases involve shorter statutes of limitations and prelitigation panels, which add to the complexity of these cases compared to ordinary injury cases. These shorter statutes mean that there is a short timeframe to file a medical malpractice claim with the courts. The specific time frame differs depending on the type of malpractice, which our attorneys can determine.
It may be difficult to determine if you or someone you love is the victim of medical malpractice. If you’re unsure, ask yourself the following questions:
- Did my condition get worse while under the care of a healthcare provider?
- Did my doctor fail to take into account a preexisting conditions or prescribed medications?
- Did my doctor fail to diagnose a serious condition?
- Was I released from the hospital too soon?
- Were my treatments delayed?
When you’re the victim of medical malpractice, you shouldn’t have to worry about filling out legal forms and dealing with an insurance company. Leave the hard legal details to us while you rest and recover. It’s our goal to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.
There can be a lot of confusion when someone gets injured. You have questions; Kaufman, Nichols & Kaufman has answers. View our Frequently Asked Questions here.
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