We trust physicians and hospitals with our health and even our lives, but, because healthcare providers sometimes make mistakes, claims for medical malpractice are an unfortunate necessity. An experienced trail attorney can help you exercise your rights to be put back into the position you would be in had the mistake never happened.
To some extent, most medical malpractice claims are similar to other negligence claims. A doctor has a duty to exercise reasonable care in the performance of his duties. When a doctor fails to meet the standard of care for his profession, the victim is entitled to recover damages equal to the amount of harm the victim endured. These damages often include lost wages, additional medical bills, and pain and suffering, just to name a few.
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims are: 1) the failure to diagnose; 2) misdiagnoses; 3) surgical errors; 4) post-operative infections; and 5) medication errors.
Just because a patient has a negative health outcome does not mean his physician or health care provider was negligent. Negligence is a deviation from the standard of care; it is possible you received exceptional care and still had a negative health outcome. Because of this fact, a good law firm will use medical resources to review your medical records, determine the appropriate standard of care in your community for the treatment you received, and make recommendations accordingly.
In additional to medical malpractice claims, medical product manufacturers may also face strict liability for products that are not safe for their intended purposes. If you were harmed by a medication or medical device, you may have valid claim against the manufacturer.
The trial attorneys at the Berry Law Firm have solid experience in the arena of malpractice claims. Our attorneys often work with physicians, nurses, chiropractors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to help identify whether a client is the victim of malpractice, as well as how to calculate damages correctly.
If you are injured by a healthcare provider, more expense is the last thing you need. Often times Berry Law Firm will not collect a fee from their client unless it is successful in making a recovery for the client. Further, there is no charge for the initial consultation. Healthcare providers are represented by insurance companies with attorneys. You should have an attorney at your side, too.
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