Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Victims of Medical Errors & Negligence
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers have a responsibility to do everything they can for their patients. When providers make mistakes, act negligently, or otherwise fail to uphold the “standard of care,” patients can suffer severe, life-changing, or even deadly consequences.
If you believe that you or someone you love received substandard medical care, leading to serious injury or death, contact the team at Potts Law Firm. Our medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience fighting for patients’ rights, as well as a long track record of success in this area of law. We understand complex regulations governing the healthcare industry, as well as various laws and legal precedents that may impact your case. Most importantly, our team has the necessary resources and skills to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery.
With multiple office locations, we serve clients nationwide. Call Potts Law Firm at (888) 420-1299 or contact us online to request a free initial consultation today.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to instances in which a medical provider—be it a primary care physician, a specialist, a hospital, or any other healthcare professional or facility—fails to uphold what is known as the “standard of care.” The standard of care is the level of care a typical, qualified medical professional or facility would provide in the given circumstances. When healthcare providers take actions that another qualified provider would not or fail to take actions that another qualified provider would take in the same or similar circumstances, they have breached the standard of care.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery or unnecessary surgery
- Delayed treatment or failure to treat
- Anesthesia and other medication mistakes
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Misinterpretation of laboratory test results
- Birth injuries, both to children and mothers
- Improper or inadequate follow-up care
- Early discharge
- Emergency room and hospital errors
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical record or history
At Potts Law Firm, we represent clients throughout the U.S. in all types of medical malpractice cases. Our attorneys are committed to standing up for the rights of patients and their families, as well as holding negligent medical providers accountable for the immense pain and suffering they cause.
Proving a Medical Malpractice Case
As in all personal injury cases, the burden of proof in medical malpractice cases lies with the plaintiff. This means that, as the person bringing the lawsuit, you are the one who must prove your claim.
To prove a medical malpractice case, you and your attorney must prove each of the following:
- There was a provider-patient relationship between you and the defendant
- The provider had a legal responsibility to treat you (duty of care)
- The provider failed to uphold the standard of care, either by failing to do something another provider would have done or doing something another provider would not have in the same or similar circumstances
- You were injured, and your injury led to measurable damages
- The provider’s failure to uphold the standard of care was the proximate cause of your injury and resulting damages
Proving a medical malpractice case is often very challenging, as healthcare providers and entities aggressively dispute these claims. They have teams of attorneys fighting to protect their reputation; you need an equally aggressive legal team by your side.
At Potts Law Firm, we fight tirelessly for the victims of medical malpractice, as well as the surviving family members of those who sadly passed away due to medical providers’ errors and negligence. Our medial malpractice attorneys are prepared to meet with you to learn more about your case and provide information on how to proceed during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical errors and negligence frequently lead to a whole host of life-changing injuries and medical complications, such as serious infections, lasting impairments, and permanent disabilities. Victims often experience considerable physical, emotional, and financial hardships as a result. By filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the liable party, you can seek fair compensation for these losses.
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of earning ability and future income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, anguish, and trauma
- Permanent disfigurement, impairment, or disability
- Medical liens
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
If your loved one passed away due to a suspected medical error or negligence, you could be entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and seek damages such as funeral/burial expenses, loss of income, loss of support, and loss of love, companionship, comfort, and society. We encourage you to reach out to our team as soon as possible to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Your Time to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Is Limited
If you suspect that your injuries or your loved one’s passing are the results of medical malpractice, it is important that you act quickly. Depending on where you live and where the incident occurred, you could have a matter of months or just a couple of short years to file your lawsuit. The sooner you act, the better. Waiting too long could result in your case being dismissed.
We encourage you to reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers right away to set up a complimentary case review. At Potts Law Firm, we move quickly on these cases, diligently gathering important evidence and obtaining expert testimony in support of our clients’ claims. Our team is ready to help you navigate the legal process, all while protecting your rights and best interests.
Learn more by calling us at (888) 420-1299 or contacting us online using our secure request form.
We provide highly personalized legal representation and dedicated advocacy, both in and out of the courtroom. Our experienced attorneys and knowledgeable support staff are here to assist you throughout the entire legal process. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and will remain accessible to you from the moment you call until the moment your case is resolved.
If you are unsure if you have a case, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to review your claim and fight for you.
Q:How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?
Most medical malpractice lawyers, including ours at Potts Law Firm, provide their legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients do not pay upfront or out-of-pocket legal fees. Instead, medical malpractice attorneys only collect fees and litigation-related expenses when they secure a settlement or verdict on behalf of their clients.
Q:What are the statistics surrounding medical malpractice?
- Nearly 50% of malpractice trials were against surgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the U.S.
- Nearly 33% of malpractice trials were against non-surgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the U.S.
- An estimated 25% of practicing physicians are sued annually
- An estimated 50% to 65% of physicians are sued at least once during their career
- 191,804 medical malpractice reports were made to the National Practitioner Databank regarding physicians in the U.S. between 1990 and 2004
- The most commonly sued specialty in medical malpractice cases is internal medicine
- The least sued specialties in medical malpractice cases include dermatology at 1%, HIV/infectious disease at 1%, and allergy and clinical immunology at 0.4%
- The most common reason for medical malpractice lawsuits is failure to diagnose at 35%, followed by failure to treat at 17%, informed consent at 4%, and various others making up the rest
Q:What are common examples of Medical Malpractice?
A few common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Misinterpretation of lab results
- Unnecessary or wrong site surgery
- Improper medication
- Poor follow-up care
- Premature discharge from a healthcare facility
- Failure to order the proper test or recognize symptoms, and disregarding patient history
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