Let Everyday Legal by FindLaw Help You Get Through Your Medical Malpractice Claim
What is the Medical Malpractice Claim Process?
Putting your health in a professional’s hands requires trust, but sometimes mistakes happen. Dealing with medical issues is difficult enough, without the risk of misdiagnosis or negligence by your health care providers. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is a reality that patients face. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, in 2010, over $5.7 billion was paid out for medical malpractice claim payments.
Doctors or other medical providers could misdiagnose or improperly treat you or worse, be negligent in their care of you. Any of these scenarios could lead to painful, severe, and sometimes fatal injuries. U.S. medical malpractice law protects patients who have been injured and gives them the opportunity to recover for lost income, the cost of future medical care, and even pain and suffering. Everyday Legal by FindLaw knows dealing with a medical malpractice is painful, and has the legal resources to help you move forward.
Do You Need an Attorney?
Being represented by an attorney will help give you the best chances at a successful malpractice claim because medical malpractice claims often require applying complex theories of liability, which can vary depending on the exact circumstances. Many people might be deterred by the cost of hiring an attorney, but when it comes to medical malpractice claims, attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. The way contingency fees work is simple: you usually don’t pay anything up front. If your case settles, or you win an award, the lawyer’s fee comes out of the settlement or damages you received.
Get Your Claim Evaluated for Free
Medical malpractice can occur in confusing or rushed circumstances, and it’s not always clear if you even have a claim. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim, who may be liable, and if you can be compensated for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A free evaluation by an attorney experienced in medical malpractice claims can help you figure out if your claim may succeed, and how to move forward.