You can sue a doctor without malpractice insurance. If a doctor does not have this type of insurance, they are financially responsible if found guilty of medical malpractice.
It is important that you consider the value of a lawyer if you suffered harm by a doctor or another medical professional and would like to seek compensation for your losses.
Circumstances That May Warrant a Medical Malpractice Claim
Malpractice claims are a part of doing business for most doctors, as medical procedures or basic medical care can leave a patient worse off than when they came in for advice or treatment.
When you sustain harm in a medical setting, a malpractice suit is one of the clearest paths to financial recovery. Suing a doctor without malpractice insurance is an option a lawyer can help you pursue. An attorney can bring forth a suit if you:
- Are misdiagnosed by your doctor, which can lead to a worsening condition and require more treatment than you would need if you were diagnosed correctly.
- Received a delayed diagnosis, which can also worsen the symptoms of the true problem.
- Endured treatments for a condition that you did not have, which is a common result of misdiagnosis.
- Are a victim of surgical error.
- Received a treatment other than the one the medical professional prescribed, which can be due to clerical error or other forms of negligence.
- Underwent a procedure without the doctor thoroughly vetting you for preconditions and other critical considerations.
- Received too little or too much anesthesia.
- Did not give consent for certain procedures or forms of care.
- Developed an infection after a medical procedure.
- Gave birth to a child with complications that may be the result of doctor error, whether before, during, or after labor.
- Are the victim of understaffing or overworked medical staff.
The list of cases that may qualify you as the plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim goes on. These are just some of the most common causes of malpractice claims. Speak to a lawyer today to discuss your case in greater detail. An attorney can figure out what sort of case you have for compensation.
How to Sue a Doctor Without Malpractice Insurance
A lawyer will be able to inform you about the ramifications of suing doctors without insurance, and can handle your case from start to finish should you choose to proceed.
A lawyer can help you by:
- Discussing your case with you in person or over the phone, taking notes, and formulating a clear record of your injuries and their cause.
- Filing your case in the proper court as soon as possible.
- Reaching out to the lawyers of the defendant(s) to see what, if any, settlement offers are available to you.
- Collecting all evidence relevant to your case, including any proof that shows the defendant or defendants in your case are negligent.
- Consulting medical professionals who can attest that negligence took place in your case.
- Completing your case from start to finish.
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process.
A lawyer will aim to prove that negligence took place and that you or your loved one suffered harm by this negligence. If successful, a court may award you compensation or the defendant may choose to settle your case for an agreed upon amount of compensation.
Possible Awards in Your Case
If your lawyer reaches a settlement or the court views you as the victim of negligence, you could collect compensation covering your losses. Such compensation may include coverage for:
- Any compensation that you paid the doctor who was guilty of negligence.
- Any additional medical procedures required to fix the effects of medical malpractice in question.
- Pain and suffering that you endured because of the malpractice.
- Lost wages and diminished earning power caused by the medical malpractice.
Call Our Team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
We aim to ensure that you do not suffer any more harm than you already have. Allow us to seek financial justice on your behalf. Call our team today at (800) 842-6336 for a free consultation. You will pay nothing out of pocket, and we only collect a fee if we secure a judgement or settlement on your behalf.