Medical malpractice occurs more than it should. This act is the result of neglect when performing a medical procedure, prescribing a medication, or simply performing an exam. Nationally, over 225,000 deaths occur due to medical malpractice. If death does not occur, the injuries become quite devastating.
Here are some examples of medical malpractice that a Minnesota medical malpractice lawyer has seen:
Injuries have occurred because of the above events and have resulted in lifelong disability.
There are other ways in which medical malpractice occurs and a St. Paul medical malpractice attorney can help with these cases:
When making a claim against one of these errors, you are making a different type of personal injury claim. The principles are all the same. However, a win is only going to occur if you are able to prove negligence in your case. And it is important to note that a bad surgical outcome is not always due to medical malpractice. Procedures come with a certain degree of risk.
In order to prove negligence, it must be proven that the outcome was not a foreseeable complication. Foreseeable complications are complications that patients are warned about before the procedure is performed so that the risks can be assessed. In order to prove negligence, another doctor will need to testify regarding the other doctor’s negligence. They will be asked a series of questions about the procedure and if, in fact, the error that occurred was a negligent act. You must also be able to prove that your injury was really due to the negligence of the doctor.
A medical malpractice lawyer in Minnesota will investigate your claim. You will need to gather all of your medical records. Both your attorney and a medical professional will review these records. Once this review is completed, the medical professional who reviewed your records must testify under oath that the doctor or hospital who treated you failed to meet the required standard of care and that this failure led to your injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice in Minnesota or a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of a medical professional, call us for your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We will review the facts and build your case so that you don’t have to suffer for the damage that has been done to you. There are a number of different forms of compensation that you can claim and we will help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Our attorneys work on a contingent basis. This means that we will not charge you a fee unless we win either at trial or through settlement.
The percentage we charge will depend on the difficulty of your case, and the amount of time and money we estimate it will take to get you the most recovery for your damages.
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