If you or a loved one was injured due to a mistake by a doctor or other medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. The experienced MA medical malpractice lawyers that we work with charge no fee unless you receive an award or settlement. Contact us 24/7 toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.
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What is a Medical Malpractice Case?
In layman’s terms, medical malpractice happens when a doctor or other medical provider makes a mistake that causes someone a very serious injury or death. Typical types of cases occur when a doctor misdiagnoses a disease like cancer or a surgeon makes a mistake during surgery, which causes them very serious harm. Below is a list of common medical injuries that could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Types of Medical Malpractice:
- Anesthesia Mistakes
- Birth Injuries
- Breast Cancer
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Erb’s Palsy
- Failed Back/Neck Surgery
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
- Gallbladder Surgery Errors
- Gastric Bypass Errors
- Gynecology Errors
How to Win Your Medical Malpractice Case
In sum, your lawyer must prove that your doctor or medical provider made a serious mistake, which caused you serious harm. This is called negligence and it is often difficult to prove because typically, most medical providers will not readily admit their mistakes, as they do not want to face a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you feel like you have a case, the first thing your lawyer will do is to order all of your medical records and have another doctor, who is an expert in the area, evaluate the records. This expert will then write up a medical report and indicate whether they feel there is negligence and that this was the cause of your serious injuries. This is a vital part of evaluating a medical malpractice case and is costly as experts are paid a lot of money.
The insurance company will protect their own interests and to defend the doctor or medical provider. They almost automatically will have their own expert doctor review your medical records and give a written opinion stating there was no negligence. They do this because they do not wish to pay these types of cases as they are expensive. Lawyers typically front these costs and retrieve them at the end of the case if they are successful.
Due to the fact that medical experts will usually disagree as to whether negligence occurred, the next step is for your lawyer to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. These types of lawsuits are expensive and often can take years before they are resolved.
The process of handling a medical malpractice case can be complicated for your lawyer as these issues often involve complicated medical procedures. The medical malpractice lawyers we work with are experts in handling these cases and work hard to get you all the compensation you deserve.
What Can I Recover For?
- Medical Expenses
- Lost income, past and future
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement (if applicable)
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death (if applicable)
What Is Informed Consent?
Informed consent means more than saying “yes” to a procedure you have agreed to have done and then signing the same in writing. To give informed consent, the patient must be advised of “all” of the risks of the procedure they are scheduled to undergo. When doctors do not give people all the information about things that could go wrong, and then something does go wrong, the doctor is liable or responsible for your injuries. This is because you may not have chosen to undergo the procedure if you knew of all the risks.
Why Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
You would hire a medical malpractice lawyer because it will increase your chances of getting all the money you are entitled to. These cases are handled on a contingency basis (One-third to 40% is the normal fee), which means you will pay nothing unless and until you obtain a medical malpractice award or settlement. The lawyers and the medical experts that we have worked with over the years have great experience in these cases and will work hard to achieve a fair settlement of your case.
Contact an Experienced Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured due to the medical mistake of a doctor or medical provider, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, among other losses. It is important to hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in MA to handle your case and ensure you obtain all the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us 24/7 toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free consultation of your Massachusetts medical malpractice claim.
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