Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer. Over three billion dollars is spent annually in medical malpractice payouts. If you have suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence, it is essential that you seek legal representation to make certain your rights are protected and the individual at fault is held responsible. Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex. You will need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to help you establish the legal requirements for a successful medical malpractice claim: the existence of a doctor-patient relationship, negligence by the doctor, injuries caused by the doctor’s negligence, and specific damages resulting from those injuries.
At Pyle Law our experienced attorney will work with medical experts to thoroughly investigate your case and determine if you have a claim for medical malpractice. Our skilled attorney will then negotiate a settlement or take your case to trial to ensure that justice is served and you receive the financial compensation you deserve. A consultation with one of our attorneys is free and you will pay nothing unless there is a successful resolution of your case.
Medical malpractice usually falls into at least one of three categories: avoidable error, accident/adverse event or gross negligence. Like all individuals, healthcare professionals are prone to error. However, they are regulated by certain guidelines that were implemented to prevent these types of errors. Many avoidable medical events are caused by doctors who fail to stick to:
Some medical malpractice cases stem from gross negligence. This describes a complete disregard for professional standards and safety. The resulting injuries are often characterized as “never events” such as surgery performed on the wrong patient or sexual assault on a patient while they are in the care of the healthcare facility.
Whatever your medical malpractice case may be, our injury attorney will spend time understanding your case, investigating nursing homes and taking the best course of action for you and your family. Do not hesitate to contact Pyle Law today if your loved one has suffered from a personal injury due to medical malpractice.