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According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, over 98,000 people die each year from injuries resulting from some form of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional does not adhere to the standard of care required of them, and their negligence causes an injury to their patient.
Medical malpractice is a serious matter that needs to be adequately addressed. With the help of the medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm – a nationwide firm – you can craft a strong and compelling case rooted in thorough investigation, expert testimony, and in-depth resources. Our legal team proudly represents clients throughout the United States, traveling directly to them for counsel. We have more than 50 years of collective experience navigating 10,000+ cases.
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How to Determine Medical Malpractice
The first step in beginning a medical malpractice lawsuit is determining whether or not medical malpractice is to blame for your injuries. Three elements must be proven in order to establish a medical malpractice case.
The following must be established for a medical malpractice lawsuit:
- Negligent action by the healthcare provider
- Sustained injury or damages
- Injuries that were in fact caused by the malpractice
Healthcare providers include hospitals, medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, and the majority of other types of healthcare professionals. Our experienced Illinois medical malpractice attorneys can help gauge whether or not your situation warrants a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases may include:
- Delay in Diagnosis: When a medical professional does not discover the cause of an ailment in a timely manner, and the delay leads to a catastrophic and deadly injury, the doctor could be held liable for malpractice.
- Failure to Diagnose: Some medical conditions are extremely difficult to diagnose. However, if a medical professional fails to diagnose a condition that another adequately trained, reasonable, and careful professional would have diagnosed, they could be held liable for malpractice.
- Failure to Warn of Known Medical Risks: Failure to inform a patient about all known medical risks can also be referred to as negligent nondisclosure. These types of claims require the patient to prove they would not have consented to the procedure if they were aware of all the risks involved.
- Improper Patient Treatment: All medical professionals are required to be current in their knowledge of the best practices and treatments in their field. They are also expected to act reasonably and carefully. A medical professional may be held liable if their ignorance or carelessness results in an injury to their patient.
- Medical Mistake: A poor outcome of a medical procedure is not always a medical malpractice. However, when a mistake is made during a procedure or if the wrong procedure is performed, the medical professional may be responsible for the resulting injuries.
The time period you have to file varies state to state. Generally, the statute begins at the date the injured person knew or reasonably should have known of the injury. Many exceptions can affect the application of this rule, so contact our firm to verify any information you may have found.