Medical malpractice lawsuits result when a person, the plaintiff, alleges that negligent medical treatment provided by a health care professional including, doctors, physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists or dentists, or by a health care organization including hospitals, clinics or nursing homes, resulted in a serious injury, permanent harm or death.
Typically, the injured person or a related family member hires an attorney to file a claim with the medical provider’s insurance carrier requesting compensation for the injury. Once a medical malpractice claim is filed, the insurance carrier may settle, negotiate with the claimant over the amount of compensation, or refuse to compensate the claimant. If the parties do not come to an agreement, the plaintiff’s attorney can file a lawsuit in the appropriate court or abandon the claim.
Some states require a review of medical malpractice claims before a panel of experts prior to filing a lawsuit. Other states mandate arbitration or alternative dispute resolution as a means of resolving medical malpractice claims.
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually result in one of several outcomes including:
|-||Settlement of the case prior to or during trial|
|-||A trial decision in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant|
|-||The dismissal of the case by the court.|
|-||The lawsuit is abandoned or withdrawn|
Common types of medical malpractice injuries include:
|Surgical Accidents||Defective Medical Product Injuries|
|Surgical Mistakes||Nursing Home Abuse|
|Medical Diagnosis Errors||Nursing Home Neglect|
|Birth Injuries||Prescription Drug Injuries|
|Injuries Caused by Negligent Acts||Complications Resulting from Negligent Treatment |
If you have recently suffered an injury, or if someone close to you has been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Medical Malpractice may result in serious injuries or death. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victim's health and lifestyle. If the injury was caused by negligent medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
Where can I get legal advice about my Medical Malpractice issue or case?
If you have a Medical Malpractice Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, click on the Medical Malpractice related ads on the right or above to find a law firm and schedule an initial consultation.
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