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Just a few weeks ago, you got the news that the pain your son was feeling in his side was the result of an abnormal growth in his abdomen. The physician told you that your son would need an operation soon. You and your son sat down with the doctor. Together the three of you reviewed the procedure, reviewed potential risks, and you reviewed what was going to be required during the recovery process.
Now, a few weeks after the surgery, you find yourself in the hospital again. It has come to light that as a result of a surgical error, your son has developed an infection and will need an additional surgical procedure that could severely impact his future quality of life. Undoubtedly, you are frustrated, angry, and confused.
Even if you and your family did not experience the exact scenario mentioned above, it is likely if you are reading this, something similar happened to you. You went to the doctor, a man or woman you are led to believe you could trust to have a medical procedure performed. You rightly assumed that as a medical professional, they would use the utmost care to protect your health and to minimize your risk. Now, it is clear that your surgeon did not provide the standard of medical care that an individual in their position should have exercised. As a result, you or a family member sustained injuries.
You may have the option to seek compensation for your injuries. A Jennette personal injury attorney can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help Prove Medical Malpractice
Invasive medical procedures are complicated. There are risks that go with any type of surgery. However, if the surgeon deviates from practices that are deemed standard in the care of a patient and as a result of this they harm the patient, they may be legally liable for their actions. Attorneys work with injury victims to prove that three essential elements need to show medical malpractice existed. These three are breach of duty, damages, and injury.
Breach of Duty: This is where the surgeon provides a standard of care that is below what is expected during a particular operation, with a particular type of patient, or in a particular situation. In doing this, they breach the duty of care they owe their patients.
Injury: The breach of duty of care must result in the patient being injured before a medical malpractice suit can be filed.
Damages: It must be proven that as a result of the injury, the patient suffered damages, either physical, emotional, psychological, or financial.
Since surgery is complicated, every medical malpractice case is also unique and complicated. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney is able to work with their patients to navigate all of the medical and legal requirements with the goal of helping the client have the best outcome in court.
Our attorneys have handled cases that include brain surgery, eye surgery, spine surgery, and more. We are experienced, we are dedicated, and we work to help our clients get the compensation they deserve.
How We Can Help You
If you or a family member has been the victim of a surgical error, it is important that you contact our law offices as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more of an opportunity you give medical professionals to either limit or avoid their financial responsibilities for the injuries you suffered. There is a statue of limitations as to when you can file a medical malpractice claim.
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For more than 40 years, our attorneys have built a reputation for success. We have helped our clients collectively win damages in the tens of millions of dollars. Our consultations are hundred percent free, and there are no strings attached.
If we decide to take your case, we do so on a contingency basis. This means that we do not accept any fees until we are able to get a verdict or a settlement on your behalf. We are here to fight for you.
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