Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Every year, more than 195,000 people die as a result of medical errors and more than 1 million people suffer injuries as a result of mistakes made by those in the medical profession. (Read All Medical Malpractice Facts) When we see a medical professional, we place our health in their hands, asking for guidance and responsibility and trusting their knowledge. Too often these medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care that we rightfully expect, and someone is injured because of it.
Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Factors
An injury caused by a medical professional is rarely something inconsequential, and may not even be something you discover immediately. It may take the form of unnecessary surgery, a surgical object or device left in a person, a failure to diagnose cancer, or an injury inflicted on the smallest among us during birth.
Depending on the nature of the medical negligence and the location of the medical professional, there may be strict time limits on notifying the doctor, hospital, or party that caused your injury. Additionally, important evidence may need to be preserved, and there could be a cap or a limitation on any potential recovery. It is critical that you contact an attorney as soon as you become aware that a medical professional may have caused you harm.