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Understanding Medical Malpractice Claims

It takes years of experience to properly handle and litigate a medical malpractice case. All of our legal experts at The Gooch Firm have the required skills and knowledge to get your case settled. Below is a little more information about medical malpractice claims and what you can expect during the course of your legal experience.

A medical malpractice claim is a legal action brought against a doctor, surgeon, or other health care provider for injuries or death caused by negligent treatment or care. Doctors have a duty to provide treatment that meets the professional standard of care in their community; when they fail to do so, they may be liable to injured persons or their families. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in medical malpractice claims arising from a wide range of medical mistakes, including:

  • Surgical errors
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving foreign objects or instruments in a patient after surgery
  • Errors in administering anesthesia
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • Improper or inadequate treatment of a medical condition
  • Unreasonable delay in treatment
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dose of medication

Hospital Liability

Patients and their families rely on a hospital’s expertise in hiring competent nurses and other staff members, and in choosing the physicians that have hospital privileges in their facilities. Therefore, when a hospital’s doctors, nurses, or staff members are negligent and cause harm to patients, the hospital may be held vicariously liable for their mistakes. Hospitals also supply doctors with essential medical equipment and supplies such as gloves, surgical instruments, and medical devices, and may be liable when contamination of any of this equipment contributes to patient injuries.

Compensation for Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses often include medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other costs. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of society and companionship. In order to establish damages, you must present expert medical testimony verifying the claims of negligence, unless negligence may be inferred from the facts. Our attorneys understand how to build strong medical malpractice claims, ensuring that all evidentiary requirements are met, so that you may receive the maximum amount of damages available to you under the law.

Seek Experienced, Professional Representation

When people are sick or injured, they expect to receive proper diagnoses and competent treatment from knowledgeable and practiced physicians and staff. Unfortunately, doctors and hospitals make unacceptable errors and mistakes that further injure their patients, or even cause wrongful death. Our firm understands that such injuries can be especially traumatic because they are caused by the person or facility entrusted with your health. If you feel that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact The Gooch Firm, P.C. for a complimentary consultation. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorney’s fees if we recover for you.

Contact our office today to speak with a legal professional about your case.

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