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Every day in Delaware, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, and other medical professionals make serious mistakes that can have a lasting impact on their patient. This is known as medical malpractice.
Patients who have been the victim of medical malpractice frequently require medical treatments that they wouldn’t have if the mistake hadn’t been made. Not only is their health impacted, but their career and financial situation can also be strained. In the worst cases, the patient dies because of the medical mistake that has been made.
Medical professionals and hospitals need to be held accountable for the damage that they cause patients. The law allows this to happen through medical malpractice lawsuits. A lawsuit can ensure that a patient is able to recover full compensation for every loss that they have sustained.
Our legal team has decades of experience helping the victims of medical malpractice. To learn more about our lawyers and how we can help you, contact us today.
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How Do I Know If Medical Malpractice Occurred?
It isn’t always easy to know if medical malpractice occurred which is why if you have any suspicions, you should contact an experienced legal team.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical Mistakes – when surgeons perform the wrong procedure, operate on the wrong body part, or make a mistake during surgery, this can cause serious damage to a patient or even claim their life.
- Anesthesia Errors – putting a patient under anesthesia is a complicated and intricate process. If a mistake is made, a patient could wake up during a painful procedure or may be deprived of oxygen, resulting in a brain injury. Epidural procedures are also a form of anesthesia and can cause damage to the spinal column.
- Prescription Errors – prescribing doctors and pharmacists must double check all prescriptions to ensure that the dosage is correct and that the new medication won’t interact poorly with other medications.
- Birth Injury – a child can be easily injured during labor and delivery if every precaution isn’t taken.
- Misdiagnosis – many medical conditions share symptoms. If a patient is misdiagnosed with the wrong condition, the actual condition may be allowed to progress unchecked. Additionally, the patient may undergo unnecessary medical treatments.
Our legal team knows where to look to find the evidence needed to show that medical malpractice occurs and we regularly consult with medical experts who frequently testify on our client’s behalf if the case goes to trial.
Don’t hesitate to call for your free case review. You may be owed significant compensation.
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The Hospital Is Offering Me Money – Should I Accept?
You should never accept payment or sign paperwork before consulting with an attorney. Hospitals and insurance companies know that if they can get a patient to sign away their legal rights for a small sum that it will save them money.
That being said, this doesn’t mean that a settlement can’t be negotiated that will provide you and your loved ones with the compensation that you need. Our legal team has decades of experience with settlement negotiation, obtaining millions for our clients.
How Much Is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Every case is different and the actual losses, upon which compensation is based, are different in each case. Until our legal team reviews your case and determines what your past and expected future losses are we cannot estimate how much your case may be worth.
Our law firm offers free consultations to the victims of medical malpractice. Get started with your case review today.
How Long Do I Have To Decide If I’m Going To File?
In every case, a statute of limitations applies. This means that the victims of medical malpractice only have a short period of time during which they can file their lawsuit. In the state of Delaware, plaintiffs have two years to file their medical malpractice lawsuit. However, there is an exception to this rule. In cases where the malpractice was “unknown to and could not in the exercise of reasonable diligence have been discovered” by the plaintiff, the statute of limitations is extended to three years. This time period starts on the day the medical mistake occurred.