People rely on doctors, nurses and pharmacists to help them fight sickness and get healthy. It is not uncommon, however, that these medical professionals make mistakes and cause greater pain or injury to those they are trying to help. The Boughter Law Office holds medical professionals in high regard; however, when they fall below the standard of care, it is important that they be held legally accountable for their oftentimes life-threatening and deadly mistakes. Failure to timely diagnosis cancer and falling below the standard of care while performing surgery are devastating events that can lead to an early demise or a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice can be claimed from a number of different situations, including:
Misdiagnosis or delayed treatment
Lack of informed consent
Medical records mistakes
EMT and emergency room mistakes
Group B Strep
Failure to diagnose cancer
Fatal medical mistakes/wrongful death
Delivery room errors
Failure to diagnose
Additionally, pharmacists and pharmacy techs can be responsible for illness or injury.
Failure to recognize a dangerous drug interaction
Administering the wrong dosage
Administering the wrong medication
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, prolonged sickness or avoidable infection due to the negligence or inattention of a medical professional, you need a skilled lawyer. You will be up against a large and well-funded adversary who will attempt to delay, deny or devalue your claim at every turn. We have the experience and know-how to battle these organizations and ensure you recover the maximum monetary compensation possible in your situation. Contact our Indiana offices today to schedule a free consultation.
Believe it or not, the third leading cause of death in the United States results from medical mistakes. These mistakes can occur from surgical complications, prescription mix-ups, incorrect medication dosage, and more. When these mistakes go unnoticed by doctors and other medical staff, they can turn life-threatening. A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researches urges the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to add medical errors to the list reporting causes of…
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Will I be billed monthly for any costs?
No. At our discretion, we advance all costs during our representation of you and do not send monthly bills. At the end of our representation, all costs advanced will be clearly itemized for you so you know exactly where every dollar is going.
What’s meant by statute of limitations?
Statute of limitations refers to the need to file a lawsuit within a time limit. In Indiana, most injury cases, such as auto accidents or slip-and-fall claims, have a two-year statute of limitations, but not all. Some lawsuits, such as lawsuits against the government require a notice within a shorter period of time. The time begins to run when a cause of action accrues. A good example is someone negligently running into your car. The statute of limitation begins on the day of the accident. This issue can become more complicated, however. Sometimes, you have no way of knowing that you have a cause of action for years, such as discovering ill effects from taking a medication or being exposed to chemicals. It is important to seek the advice of an attorney and doctor if you suspect that you are having problems but don't know for sure if it relates to the negligence of another or an unreasonably dangerous product.
Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
If the accident was my fault, can I still recover compensation?
Some states have no-fault insurance laws. This means that you may be able to make some recovery of economic damages from your own insurance company. In other states, if your fault is found to be over a certain level, it is more difficult to recover compensation. An attorney in your state can advise you on the rules in your area.
If My Surgery Doesn’t Go As Planned, Is It Medical Malpractice?
It is very important to understand that some surgical errors and medical mistakes are caused by negligence and carelessness, while others are simply unpreventable complications that occur in a certain percentage of cases. If you or a loved one suffered from serious surgical complications, it is vital for you to determine why the complications took place and whether or not a doctor, nurse, or hospital was to blame for the issue. Medical procedures, medical malpractice law, and medical errors can be difficult to understand – speaking to our office about the details of your case can help you determine whether or not you should pursue damages.
Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?
If an Indiana doctor has misdiagnosed an illness or condition – and that misdiagnosis harmed your health – you may very well have a medical malpractice case. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong treatment for your ailment as well as a delay in receiving the right treatment – two medical mistakes that can prove to be extremely harmful or even deadly. In some cases, a misdiagnosis may take place because of doctor negligence, misread medical tests, mixed up medical tests, or the failure to order the correct medical tests. Common misdiagnoses include cancer misdiagnosis, clogged artery misdiagnosis, heart attack misdiagnosis, heart disease misdiagnosis, tumor misdiagnosis, and infection misdiagnosis.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a negligent act by a professional health care provider or medical practitioner. Usually occurring during the treatment of a medical condition of a patient, medical malpractice is due to the professional not conforming to accepted standard of care. Some examples of these include:
Misdiagnosis of an illness, disease, or any other medical condition
Not giving the proper treatment for an illness, disease, or any other medical condition
Not treating a diagnosed medical condition in a timely matter
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