Any time a doctor fails to provide proper medical care and it results in patient harm, it may be medical malpractice. Some of the most common types of doctor negligence include:
Not all cases of health conditions gone awry are legitimate medical malpractice cases. Patients’ conditions do sometimes just naturally take a turn for the worse; it doesn’t always mean the doctor is to blame. The law does not guarantee the best care, only that the minimum standards of care must be met. If these minimums are not satisfied, then you may have a valid medical malpractice case that should be pursued within the statute of limitations, which is generally one year from the date of the medical treatment that caused the injury.
In order to have a valid negligence case, you’ll need to be able to satisfy three elements, namely that:
If you suspect that your injury is the result of your doctor’s negligent behavior, speak to a local attorney about your case as soon as possible.
If you were injured, you have the right to file a claim for medical malpractice and seek financial recompense for all your losses resulting from the injury. You have the right to collect compensation to cover your losses for damages such as:
Evidence of these damages will be important as you pursue your case. A medical expert may provide testimony regarding the medical care necessary to treat your condition. Your medical records and wage history may help you further demonstrate the extent of your damages.
To determine if you have a valid case, we invite you to call our attorneys at Ryan, LLP, which serves clients in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. We can help you identify against whom you can file your claim, what compensable damages you might recover and how best to go about proving your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation today at (877) 864-9495.
About the author of this article: Thomas Ryan