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I Suspect Medical Malpractice, What Do I Do?

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

If you believe that you or your loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it is essential to seek legal help. Medical negligence claims can quickly become complicated. Speaking with a malpractice lawyer at The Hershewe Law Firm will help protect your rights as an injury victim and build a solid case for compensation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Malpractice or medical negligence occurs when a medical professional provides care that is not within the "accepted standards of care." The care you or a loved one received must be below the accepted standards of care.

Medical negligence must cause the patient harm or injury. To prove negligence, the injury victim must show that they were harmed by their care and that this harm has caused them to suffer losses.

Hershewe Law has been representing clients who have been harmed by medical care in the four-state area since 1977. If you have been injured by a medical care provider, contact our office 24/7 for a free case evaluation.

Common Forms of Medical Injuries

Medical negligence injuries can happen in many ways. However, there are some ways that occur more frequently than others. The most common forms of medical negligence include:

  •  Misdiagnoses or failure to timely diagnose
  •  Medical test errors
  •  Prescription errors
  •  Surgical errors
  •  Cross-contamination of communicable diseases
  •  Infections after a surgery
  •  Birth and delivery errors
  •  Anesthesia errors
  •  Chiropractic errors
  •  Dental errors
  •  Improper treatment
  •  Failure to warn of known medical risk

There are many ways within each of these categories that a patient can be harmed by the medical practitioner. Therefore, it is crucial to speak with a malpractice attorney at The Hershewe Law Firm as soon as possible after you believe that you were a victim of medical negligence. 

Who Can Be Held responsible for Medical Malpractice?

It is a misconception that only doctors can be held responsible for malpractice. Anyone who provides care to a patient can be held accountable for negligent actions that cause harm to the patient. Responsible parties include:

  •  Doctors
  •  Surgeons
  •  Nurses
  •  Nursing Assistants
  •  Lab Technicians
  •  Anesthesiologists
  •  X-Ray Technicians
  •  Midwives, Home Birth Helpers
  •  Pharmacists
  •  Dentists
  •  Orthodontists
  •  Chiropractors
  •  Hospitals
  •  Clinics

If you have been harmed by the actions of any health care provider, you are encouraged to speak with a malpractice lawyer at The Hershewe Law Firm about your case. Our law firm has been dedicated to helping personal injury victims in the four-state area for over 40 years. We will gladly come to you to review your case and help you secure the compensation that you are entitled to for your losses.

 What Types of Compensation Are Available to Medical Negligence Victims?

There are many types of compensation that may be available to a victim of medical negligence. When you are discussing the facts of your case with your attorney, they will review the types of compensation that will be included in your claim.

You may qualify for one or more of the following types of compensation:

  • Medical Expenses and Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Pain, Suffering and Mental Anguish
  • Future Cost of Medical Treatment
  • Wrongful Death

 How Can the Hershewe Law Firm Help?

Since 1977, the Hershewe Law Firm has been dedicated to helping injury victims obtain the compensation that they deserve. Servicing clients in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and across the USA. Our law firm is available 24/7 to assist with your legal needs.

We understand that your injuries may make traveling to a law office difficult, so we can have one of our representatives come to you. We firmly believe that superior service is what sets our law firm apart from other firms in the Joplin area.

As a client of The Hershewe Law Firm, you can expect the following:

  •  Dedicated attorney for your case that has the resources necessary to build a solid case.
  •  Friendly and knowledgeable staff that is ready to provide assistance.
  •  Access to expert information and witnesses to help solidify your case.
  •  A track record of superior service for all our clients.

You are encouraged to schedule a free consultation with one of our medical negligence attorneys as soon as possible after your injury has occurred. This will allow you to focus on your recovery while your attorney focuses on your case.

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