What factors matter in a medical malpractice case?
When you visit your doctor, you are placing your trust and health in their hands. When you or a loved one suffers due to malpractice or negligence by a doctor you need to act quickly to protect your rights and since medical malpractice is both complex and technical, it is important to have professional legal representation who has a demonstrated track record dealing with these cases. The McGuire Law Firm is that professional legal partner who will help you navigate your case.
As you make a decision about pursuing your case, be aware there are relevant timelines you need to adhere to which vary on the details of the situation (which is why you need to act fast) and there are some prerequisites that generally apply in these cases. These include:
What was the nature of the doctor-patient relationship?
It is important to establish that you sought out, hired and had been working with your doctor. It is important to be able to demonstrate that you had a working relationship with your medical provider and then make the case for malpractice. If you only saw the doctor one time this doesn’t preclude negligence or malpractice but understanding the relationship plays a role in how the case is presented.
How was the doctor negligent?
It is important to understand that you dissatisfaction does not make a malpractice suit. For instance, if you get a diagnosis you don’t like, it doesn’t mean you have a case. We must be able to demonstrate that your doctor behaved inappropriately or made decisions that a competent medical professional would never have made. Typically, successful medical malpractice decisions are achieved with evidence that the medical professional did not behave in accordance with standards of care that would have been applied by other competent doctors.
Was it the doctor’s negligence that caused your injury?
Patients with pre-existing conditions can have a steeper hill to climb in making the case for medical malpractice lawsuit unless the doctor’s treatment decisions made the condition worse. It is critical to be able to make the case that the doctor made a bad decision and there was a medical result from that decision that caused or worsened your injury. We’ll also want to get as specific as possible on what damages were inflicted upon you.
In a successful Medical Malpractice matter, we can help you win claims based on pain, suffering, extraordinary medical bill, emotional distress and loss of wages. In order for us to help you, you need to call us.
Since 1989, Kent McGuire has been practicing law. With over a decade of experience working for an insurance defense firm, he has real-world understanding of how to succeed when taking your case. The McGuire firm has the requisite skills to win when you are facing a claim with a large insurance company giving you the best chance to realize the compensation you need for your injuries. The team at the McGuire Law Firm has the experience and knowledge you need when pursuing compensation for your medical care, pain, and suffering. Call us today, at 888-352-0624 for a free consultation.