Figuring out if you have a malpractice case against a medical provider can be very difficult. That’s why it’s always best to seek legal advice if you think you might have a case.
Unfavorable results of treatment is not, in and of itself, considered malpractice. Malpractice is determined by whether or not providers made mistakes versus the expected standard of care for similar circumstances. If another reasonably careful provider would have likely taken the same action, or come to the same conclusion about your condition, it can be difficult to prove malpractice. Furthermore, the patient needs to have sustained a damaging injury due to the negligent care. A couple examples of damage are excessive pain or a disability.
There are several scenarios that could lead to a malpractice claim. Some of the more common situations include a wrong or missed diagnosis, unreasonable errors during a medical procedure, or when a medical professional fails to communicate the risk associated with a certain treatment.
If you think you have been affected by malpractice, you should consult an attorney. You may be entitled to appropriate compensation. Your case could result in payment for compensatory damages, like lost past and future income, medical expenses, or psychological harm.
Malpractice cases can be very challenging. Working with a law firm that has extensive experience with these types of cases will increase your chances of success. David A. Axelrod and Associates has the knowledge to evaluate your potential malpractice case and has recovered millions of dollars for clients. Contact us for a free consultation.