Everyone makes mistakes. But when doctors, nurses, therapists, or dentists make them, the effects can last a lifetime. Patients have a right to expect that medical procedures will be properly performed. A Medical malpractice lawyer represents you if you are injured by a healthcare provider's careless or accidental mistakes.
For example, if a doctor leaves behind gauze in your body during surgery, resulting in an infected wound that requires even more surgery, the doctor committed medical malpractice. Medical malpractice lawyers can recognize injuries caused by mistakes; they know the most common mistakes that cause injuries, and they know how to find and present information useful to prove your case. Medical malpractice lawyers also know how much insurance is available if the health care provider is responsible for what happened to you.
To prove that medical malpractice, you must be able to show all of these things:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed.
- The doctor was negligent.
- The doctor's negligence caused the injury.
- The Injury led to specific damages.
Types of harm patients can sue for:
- Physical pain
- mental anguish
- additional medical bills
- lost work and lost earning capacity
If you believe that a medical error has resulted in an injury to you or your child, speak with a Desai Law Medical Malpractice Lawyer to learn more about your rights. Legal time limitations require cases to be started within a specific time. Call our firm for a free consultation & case assessment at 416-848-4570.