Determining If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
In the United States, medical malpractice causes thousands of fatalities and millions of injuries every year.
As many as 40,000 people die each year due to medical negligence, and the number of injuries is 10-20 times higher than this. However, not all cases of medical negligence are reported, and there are several reasons why people abstain from filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation for the losses suffered due to the negligence of the caregiver.
One big reason behind under-reporting is the lack of knowledge. Many victims are not sure if they have grounds for filing a lawsuit, some find it an unnecessary hassle, and others feel that it is near impossible to get compensation from doctors or hospitals. However, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can take care of all hassles involved in such cases, and help you get compensation for all the rightful claims that you deserve.
If you have experienced one or more of the following, you may be a victim of medical malpractice:
- Your doctor failed to diagnose your medical condition, or follow up on the treatment. Misdiagnosis is one of the most common causes of medical malpractice cases
- Your doctor operated a wrong body part (it happens quite often in cases of lap-choli procedures)
- The surgeon left a medical instrument inside the body after performing an operation.
- You were not completely informed about your medical condition, and an informed consent was not obtained.
- You were given sub-standard treatment. No other doctor with same background would have offered you this kind of treatment.
- Treatment was stopped too soon, and the condition worsened.
- You were neglected in the emergency room.
- You were not referred to a specialist in a timely manner.
- You were prescribed the wrong medicines, or prescribed an over dose or under dose of the correct medicine that led to deterioration of the condition.
- Your child was injured at birth.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
There could be several other cases that qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is generally best to speak with a medical malpractice attorney to determine if you have grounds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you think you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm. We have over 20 years of experience as medical malpractice attorneys and have a proven track record of getting results for our clients.
To contact a St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney at Zevan and Davidson, call (314) 588-7200 or contact us online to schedule a free and private consultation.
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If you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, contact our legal team right away. Waiting to seek legal representation can prevent you from filing a claim and receiving the compensation you deserve.
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