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Questions about Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide treatment that falls within accepted standards of care. This may include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose a condition
  • Prescription errors

How does a personal injury attorney prove medical negligence?

Our medical malpractice legal team will set out to prove that a medical professional's decisions were contrary to reasonable standards of care. We will gather evidence and create a strategic plan for moving forward with your claim that negligence, rather than justifiable error, caused your injury.

By showing that your healthcare provider failed to meet the accepted standards of care, we are able to hold the defendant accountable for your injuries. Whether your injury was caused by an error, a decision contrary to protocol, or a failure notice or treat a condition, we will work hard to show that your healthcare provider's error falls outside the boundaries of acceptable risk. Our medical malpractice attorneys will work with medical experts to evaluate appropriate standards of care and highlight negligent acts.

What damages are recoverable in a medical malpractice case?

The amount and types of damages that you can receive include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of insurance or government benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Long term care expenses

Immediate family members of victims who lost their life as a result of medical malpractice may be entitled to collect compensation for loss of love, care, affection, companionship and consortium through a wrongful death claim.

How can a Jacoby & Meyers attorney help me find justice after a medical mistake?

Our medical malpractice attorneys are highly skilled and have a rich history of helping victims and their families recover money damages after a serious personal injury. We will perform an in-depth investigation, evaluate your medical condition, and calculate lifetime costs that may be associated with the injury. Let our medical malpractice team help you exercise your right to receive compensation after a medical error causes physical, emotional, and financial harm.

Please contact our medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices nationwide.