Medical malpractice cases arise when a medical patient has been injured through the improper action (or inaction) of a healthcare professional or medical facility.
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice may vary by state. Medical professionals are required to maintain professional liability insurance to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice.
Damages may include compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are both economic and non-economic. Economic damages include financial losses such as lost wages (sometimes called lost earning capacity), medical expenses and life care expenses. These damages may be assessed for past and future losses. Non-economic damages are assessed for the injury itself: physical and psychological harm, such as loss of vision, loss of a limb or organ, the reduced enjoyment of life due to a disability or loss of a loved one, severe pain and emotional distress. Punitive damages are only awarded in the event of wanton and reckless conduct.
I offer free initial consultations to discuss your medical malpractice claim. To schedule yours contact me today. I offer flexible office hours and can travel to meet you. Medical malpractice claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe attorney fees unless I am able to obtain benefits and compensation on your behalf.*
*Court costs and case expenses will be the responsibility of the Client.