Going to the doctor is meant to make you feel better. However, this is not always the case and doctors make mistakes that cause patients more harm than they do good. When a physician or other healthcare professional performs services that do not meet the standard of care, the patient may have a claim for medical malpractice. Making a claim against a doctor for a botched procedure or for misdiagnosis are among the most common types of medical malpractice, and remedies are available. Claims can also be lodged for other forms of malpractice, and an experienced personal injury attorney can help.
In addition to surgical errors and misdiagnosis, the top three types of medical malpractice include:
- Delayed diagnosis, which can lead to further injuries or illness.
- Birth injuries, which are not only financially devastating but also take an emotional toll on a family.
- Medication mistakes, which can cause a serious condition to go untreated and escalate or cause an adverse reaction to medication which may have disastrous side effects.
A claim for medical malpractice must be brought before the expiration of two years from the injury. Unlike other personal injury matters a medical malpractice case may not be as easy to spot. It can take a while for a patient to succumb to the full extent of their injuries when medical advice is incorrect or a misdiagnosis is made. Symptoms may not manifest for a while and knowing the date on which the harm was actually done is the key to filing a lawsuit on time. We have experience with this unique type of personal injury case and work aggressively to protect your rights. Our team will make sure your case is filed properly and on time. Our approach is tailored to meet your needs, and takes all of the facts into consideration. Make an appointment with us today to preserve your right to receive maximum compensation for a medical malpractice injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of medical professional, call the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC right away for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.