Medical malpractice can occur in many settings. Hospitals, physicians, nurses, medical technicians, therapists, dentists, chiropractors, and other professionals are all held to a certain standard of care regarding their treatment of patients. If they fail to meet that standard, and someone is harmed as a result of that failure, they are both negligent and liable for the harm caused and its consequences.
To establish liability in a malpractice case, one must prove – with expert witness support – that the treatment in question fell below the required standard of care with resulting harm to the patient. It is critical in a medical malpractice case that you contact an attorney as soon as you believe you were harmed by your provider. Malpractice cases can take a long time to investigate, and required standard of care with resulting harm to the patient. The longer you wait to call a lawyer, and the closer your claim gets to the filing deadline under the statute of limitations, the less likely it is you will find a lawyer willing to take your case.
Malpractice cases are very expensive to prosecute, with no guarantee of success. If negligence is denied, the defense team will spend whatever it takes to fight the case in court. For this reason, it is economically feasible for a lawyer to pursue a malpractice case only in situations where the injury to the patient is severe. That said, there are also situations where negligence is clear to both sides. Such claims will often settle out of court.
Over the years, we have successfully represented many victims of medical malpractice. Contact us right away if you believe you may have a valid case.
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If you were injured by a medical professional, you have a right to seek damages for negligent care. We hold health care providers accountable for the harm they cause patients. Call Finnerty Law Office at 617-544-0987 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.