Medical errors cause up to 450,000 deaths per year, according to the Journal of Patient Safety.
What Is a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
A medical malpractice lawsuit is a kind of legal action alleging that a doctor, hospital, or other medical care provider harmed a patient through some act or failure to act. Any mistakes a doctor may make in diagnosing, treating, or managing a patient’s condition can lead to personal injury and medical malpractice claims. The claim must have some specific characteristics to meet the health care standards that prove malpractice occurred.
What Are Some Common Errors That Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?
Any medical error can give way to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Every situation is different, so it is impossible to compile a complete list of all the possible types of medical malpractice. However, here are some of the most common types of medical errors:
When Should I Consult a Lawyer?
If you believe that you or someone you love is suffering or died due to negligence on the part of a doctor or other medical professional, you should consult a competent attorney with experience in this type of case. Malpractice laws vary by state and malpractice cases can be lengthy, complex, and expensive. They often involve many expert witnesses, so you want to make sure the person handling your case knows how to get the best results. You want to choose an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can protect your rights and get you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Where Can I Learn More?
Hayhurst Law can help you determine whether your situation qualifies for medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania or West Virginia. State laws set limits on how long you have to file your case after an injury. These are known as statute of limitations laws. Don’t delay in getting your free consultation, our attorneys know how to evaluate your case in light of the applicable medical malpractice law and give you a realistic picture of the process and sound legal advice about what to expect.