If you have been injured because of the medical mistake of a healthcare provider, you are probably in pain and feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to go for help. We understand that physicians, midwives, nurses, and other practitioners make mistakes, and when that happens, they should be held accountable.
If your injuries were caused by medical error or negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your losses. The team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is here to help. If you are eligible, we may be able to pursue compensation to the fullest extent of your injuries to hold the at-fault party responsible. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today for a free, no-risk initial consultation.
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Types of Medical Malpractice Injuries
There are a number of different types of injuries that people may experience as a result of a medical mistake or negligence. A few types of common injuries include, but are not limited to:
A diagnosis that is delayed may have serious ramifications within the patient’s life. Without the medication or treatment that they need, the condition may become worse and even, potentially, become irreversible.
A misdiagnosis is highly dangerous for patients. Not only may the patient receive the wrong medication, but the true cause of their symptoms may go untreated. This means that the condition may progress, potentially leaving the patient in pain and suffering. While the patient believes that they are treating their illness, it could be worsening to the point that it is life-threatening.
There are a number of different mistakes that may be made in regards to medication incidents:
- The wrong medication could be prescribed, leaving the illness or injury untreated and the victim potentially suffering as a result
- An improper dosage could be prescribed that either is insufficient to treat the illness or injury, is too much and creates other unexpected side effects, or impacts other medication that the victim is taking
- The medication is improperly administered, causing it to fail to work as intended or make the victim sick
Birth injuries are unbelievably difficult for families, regardless of the circumstances surrounding that injury. But when parents discover that the injury was the result of a medical mistake or negligence on the part of the physician, nurse, midwife, or another healthcare practitioner, the pain of knowing that it could have been avoided may be devastating. Some of the particularly tragic birth injuries include brain injuries and cerebral palsy.
These are just a few of the possible injuries you may suffer as a result of medical malpractice. You or someone you love may have been impacted by these circumstances or something else. If you have been hurt because of the mistake or negligence of a healthcare practitioner, you may be eligible to recover damages for your losses. Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.
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Establishing Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case
In order to prove that a healthcare practitioner is responsible for your injuries, we must establish that the four elements of negligence exist:
Duty of Care
First, we must prove that there was a doctor-patient relationship in place, in which duty of care was a responsibility. If there was, the healthcare practitioner owed you, the patient, a reasonable standard of care throughout the duration of your care.
Breach of Duty
We must next establish that a breach of duty occurred. This may be challenging, as we must show that the healthcare practitioner did not maintain a reasonable standard of care. We may consult with an expert who may provide testimony regarding what a reasonable standard of care would have looked like in your case. This may help us determine whether there was, in fact, a breach of duty.
Next, we must show causation. That means if we prove that there was a breach of duty, we must show that the breach of duty was the direct cause of your accident or injuries. In other words, had the physician not breached his or her duty, the injuries would never have occurred.
Finally, there must be damages, whether physical, mental, or emotional. Even if the physician made a mistake, without damages, there is no lawsuit.
Recoverable Damages After a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
While we cannot estimate the damages you may recover as a result of your medical malpractice lawsuit without first examining the details of your case, a few common types of recoverable damages include:
- Medical costs, such as ambulance rides, surgical procedures, and doctor’s examinations
- Lost wages
- Future wages if your earning capacity has been diminished or lost
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one because of a medical mistake, you may also be eligible to recover:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Out-of-pocket costs related to the victim’s care
- Loss of consortium
These are just a few of the possible recoverable damages after a medical malpractice claim. You may qualify for these as well as others if you are eligible.
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How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Bowmanville May Help
A medical malpractice lawyer serving Bowmanville may take the burden off your shoulders by pursuing damages to the fullest extent of your injuries if you are found eligible.
Some specific ways we may be able to help are:
- Consulting with medical experts and physicians who may help us determine whether a breach of duty occurred
- Gather evidence like witness statements, medical reports, and other documents to prove liability, if we do confirm that a breach of duty occurred
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, if you are eligible
- If you are eligible, take your case to trial and fight for your rights at court
- Be with you every step of the way to help you navigate the complex legal process
These are just a few ways that a medical malpractice lawyer serving Bowmanville may be able to help. If your injuries prevent you from traveling, we can come to you. To find out what your options are for recovering compensation in your case, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.