Do I Have A Claim Against My Doctor?

Having represented thousands of families who have suffered injuries from automobile accidents and worker’s compensation situations, we are often asked about medical malpractice. Sometimes, the treatment received from medical providers does not always go as planned. When the results are different than the one hoped for, people want answers. Over the years, we have provided many Complimentary Strategy Sessions and have had potential claims reviewed to determine whether medical malpractice or nursing negligence contributed to the unwanted results.

To help shed light on what is required to carry the day in a medical malpractice claim, we have condensed this complicated area of law into a simple overview. Medical Malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to adhere the applicable standards of care (“SOC”) required under the circumstances of the medical care being delivered. The SOC is the generally accepted method or methods used by other medical professions in treating or caring for patients under the same or similar circumstances. The failure to adhere to the SOC can to be due to a specific act and/or omission on the part of the healthcare provider. Medical Malpractice claims can extend to individual healthcare providers or to licensed healthcare facilities, such as a hospital, clinic or nursing home. Individual healthcare providers include a broad range of professionals providing health services, including but not limited to, doctors, nurses, radiologists, pharmacists, medical technicians and medical assistants.

The most typical medical malpractice claims include medication errors, hospital induced infections, surgical errors, diagnosis errors, and lack of technical skills and/or physical impairment. Injuries due to medical malpractice can be serious and usually result in debilitating physical injury, extreme pain and suffering and sometimes death.

Medical malpractice claims often result in catastrophic injuries, expensive medical treatment, and loss of one’s ability to earn a living. Proving both a deviation from the standard of care and damages requires experts and can been expensive. Hiring a lawyer early on is a must.

If you or someone you know has suffered unwanted results from medical care, and have unanswered questions, please give us a call. Call Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm today for A Complimentary Strategy Session.

We at Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm hope you and your family are safe & well. We wanted to let our friends and clients know that we are currently working regular office hours. However, in an effort to decrease in-person contact we encourage our clients to schedule an appointment by phone or Zoom. If an in-person appointment is necessary please note our offices are locked so please call our office number upon arriving. Our plan is to continue serving you and your family and providing the same level of professional service you’ve always received from us.
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