Helping You Get Justice For Medical Malpractice
Every single day, Americans put their lives in the hands of doctors, trusting that their physician or surgeon will diligently work to provide the best medical care possible. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care providers are sometimes careless and cause injury to their patients.
Medical mistakes can cause serious physical, emotional and financial harm to patients. A medical malpractice lawsuit holds those medical professionals accountable, but it’s an uphill battle. Call me today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe medical treatment that deviated from the normal standard of care which causes injury to a patient. Examples of actionable malpractice include:
- Birth Injuries such as cerebral palsy
- Surgical mistakes and anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose cancer or life-threatening conditions
- Medication errors resulting in serious injury
Sometimes the negligence is an error like a slip of the knife or administering the wrong drug. Sometimes the doctors fail to diagnose the problem at a treatable stage or misdiagnose the problem and perform unnecessary surgery. I have seen cases where the surgery went fine but the lack of follow-up care led to tragedy.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
In most medical malpractice actions, the patient must show that the health care provider acted negligently and violated the professional standard of care. My job is to establish that the health care provider owed a duty to the patient, that this duty was breached, that the patient suffered significant and lasting harm, and that the injury was directly caused by the medical negligence.
When Should I Seek An Attorney About A Potential Malpractice Action?
Immediately. Most medical malpractice actions must be brought within two years from the date of the alleged act, omission or neglect. If you have a “gut feeling” that something is wrong, call me today! There is much work to be done, such as obtaining medical records and finding a medical specialist who can corroborate the professional negligence. That is why it is so important to get legal help sooner than later.
- Also see my Personal Injury FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Find Out If You Have A Case
I provide a free consultation to discuss what happened and if you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. I take cases on a contingency fee, meaning that you owe no attorney fees unless I recover monetary damages. Based in Greenwood, I take cases in Johnson County, Monroe County and throughout central Indiana. Call Walterman Legal at 317-953-2281 or contact me online.