December 15, 2017

What is Medical Malpractice?

“Medical malpractice” occurs when a health care provider (such as a doctor, a nurse, a technician, or other medical professional) acts negligently in rendering care to a patient, causes harm or injury to the patient. Examples of medical malpractice can take many forms, too numerous to list. Examples, however, can include:

  • ● misdiagnosis
  • ● improper treatment
  • ● failure to treat
  • ● delay in treatment
  • ● failure to perform appropriate follow-up
  • ● prescription errors, etc.

Why Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim?

The effects of medical negligence can be severe and life-altering.  A medical malpractice claim may be able to help you recover payments to help reimburse you for harms you have suffered, including:

  • ● past and future medical expenses
  • ● lost wages and/or future earnings
  • ● pain and suffering

Many people also pursue medical malpractice claims in an effort to help make sure the negligence is not repeated. By raising awareness and forcing the negligent healthcare provider to correct the problem, you may be able to help ensure that the same event does not happen to someone else.

How to Select a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Selecting an experienced medical malpractice attorney is of utmost importance when one is considering whether to pursue a medical malpractice claim. An attorney handling a medical malpractice claim must not only know the law governing these cases, but must also be able to devote the time and resources to effectively investigate and prosecute the claim. In selecting a medical malpractice attorney, you should consider:

  • ● whether they concentrate their practice on medical malpractice claims
  • ● their experience,
  • ● whether they will provide you with a free consultation
  • ● whether they are equipped to devote the time and resources necessary to properly pursue a medical malpractice claim

Learn more about selecting a medical malpractice attorney.

Don’t Miss Your Filing Deadline!

Time is of the essence when pursuing a medical malpractice claim. Indiana law imposes strict deadlines (also called “statutes of limitations”) in medical malpractice cases that will forever bar the claim if it is not filed in a timely manner. The law relating to the deadline can be exceedingly complex; therefore, one should not delay in consulting a qualified medical malpractice attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations and review the case.

How to Request a Free Evaluation of Your Claim Today.

If you believe you may have a potential medical malpractice claim, The Powless Law Firm, P.C. would like to help. You can request a free case consultation today by calling us at 877-769-5377 or by submitting the free case consultation request form on this page.  Here is important information you should know about us:

  • ● We concentrate upon medical malpractice and nursing home neglect claims only, and have years of experience and success in doing so.
  • ● We never represent the negligent hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare providers or their insurers.
  • ● We offer free consultations.
  • ● We never require any retainer fee.
  • ● We accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you.
  • ● We work with a variety of highly qualified medical experts to thoroughly evaluate and present our cases.
  • ● We are committed to providing the attention and resources required in these complex cases to help make a difference for those harmed by medical malpractice, and to help force changes that will help protect others.
  • ● We accept cases anywhere in Indiana

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