Each year thousands of victims of medical negligence file medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice can result in serious personal injury and/or wrongful death. According to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 98,000 Americans die from “medical malpractice mistakes” annually. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help those who have been the victim of medical negligence.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim In Indiana
Medical malpractice or medical negligence refers to the failure of a physician or other medical personnel to meet the standards of conduct for duties relating to the medical profession. Medical professionals have a duty to adhere to a standard of practice that is uniform for everyone within their field.
When doctors or other medical professionals engage in treatment that violates the accepted “standard of care,” and that treatment results in injury or harm, this constitutes medical malpractice. A doctor has a duty to you to use care and diligence to diagnose your illness or ailment so that the proper treatment can be prescribed.
In order to properly diagnose a condition or an injury, a doctor should ask about a patient’s medical history. The doctor also should ask for a detailed description of current symptoms and should perform a thorough examination which includes necessary diagnostic tests. Doctors also have a duty to disclose information to you pertaining to the treatment you will receive.
If your condition is such that it is beyond the scope of practice of the examining doctor, or beyond the doctor’s expertise, the physician should consider referring you to a specialist. If your doctor fails to follow these basic principles, and an injury or harm results, you may have a viable claim for medical malpractice.
Signing a physician’s consent form does not mean you consent to substandard medical attention.
The concept of medical malpractice negligence is very broad and encompasses virtually every kind of mistake that could be made by a medical professional.
The Sweeney Law Firm handles all types of cases related to medical malpractice and medical negligence.
CONTACT INDIANA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
At Sweeney Law Firm, the initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds. There is no reason to hesitate. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Have your Indiana Medical Malpractice Case reviewed today.