Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Get a Gilbert attorney who is focused on getting the results you need
When we are injured or suffering from an illness, medical professionals are supposed to help us – not make things worse. Yet every year, people are harmed as a result of medical malpractice. It can be difficult to recover financial compensation in these types of personal injury cases. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side.
If you were injured as a result of medical malpractice in Gilbert, Maricopa County or anywhere in Arizona, Browne Law Group can help. Attorney Byron Browne understands what you are going through. Malpractice can impact victims and their families physically, emotionally, and financially. He fights for the compensation you deserve.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or paramedic, deviates from the standard of care expected in their field, leading to harm or injury to the patient.
What are examples of medical malpractice?
Not all medical errors or omissions are malpractice, nor are all negative patient outcomes. However, if a medical professional failed to meet standards of care, then you may have a case. Common examples include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis – A healthcare provider fails to accurately diagnose a medical condition or takes too long in making the diagnosis, often because of failure to order the right tests or misinterpretation of test results.
- Surgical errors – Mistakes made during surgery, such as wrong-site surgery, leaving instruments inside the patient, or damaging surrounding tissue.
- Medication errors – These include errors in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medications, as well as failure to account for medication allergies and interactions.
- Birth injuries – Negligence during prenatal care or childbirth that results in harm to the baby or mother.
- Emergency room errors – Failure to provide adequate treatment, mistakes, or delays that result in harm to patients
- Hospital infection – Failure to follow proper procedures to protect patients from harmful infections (such as MRSA) that have serious health effects.
- Informed consent violations – Failure to get the patient’s fully informed consent for a medical procedure, such as surgery.
How can I tell if there was medical malpractice in my case?
You know when something doesn’t seem right about the care you received. Don’t ignore that feeling. Attorney Byron Browne can review the details of your case and determine if it seems to involve medical malpractice.
In generally, in a medical malpractice claim, there needs to be:
- A duty of care – It must be established that there was a doctor-patient relationship.
- A breach of duty – It must be proven that the medical professional’s actions deviated from accepted medical standards.
- Causation – The breach of duty directly led to harm suffered by the patient.
- Damages – There were damages suffered by the patient as a result – for example, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.
How can a lawyer help?
If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to get experienced legal representation. The insurance companies for medical professionals aggressively fight malpractice claims. They know there’s a lot at stake – and they have the advantage. A medical malpractice lawyer can:
- Gain access to medical records and thoroughly review them. These records include charts, test results, diagnoses, and treatment plans.
- Consult medical experts, who can determine if a medical provider deviated from accepted standards.
- Interview witnesses who may have information about the care that you received.
- Build a strong case for medical malpractice that gets the attention of the insurance company.
- File a lawsuit against the negligent medical professional.
- Negotiate with the insurance company to reach a financial settlement that meets your needs.
How much money can I get in a medical malpractice claim?
The amount of compensation that can be recovered in a medical malpractice claim varies widely, depending on several factors. Some of the factors that influence the amount of compensation recovered include:
- Your damages – These include economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and future medical expenses. You may have also suffered non-economic damages, which can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
- The severity of your injuries – In general, more severe injuries result in greater compensation.
- Long-term impact – The compensation amount is likely to be higher if you need ongoing medical care and there is a loss of earning capacity.
Each case is unique, so it’s difficult to predict an exact amount. Only an attorney can tell you what your case may be worth.
Get the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer on your side
Attorney Byron Browne is not your typical medical malpractice attorney. You won’t get any B.S. here. What you will get is an honest assessment of your case and a commitment to help you recover the maximum compensation possible. Our firm is focused on helping you get the results you need and deserve.
Medical malpractice cases are complex, but with the right support, victims can get justice and recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. We hold negligent medical professionals accountable.
If you believe you've been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can meet at our Gilbert office. Or Byron can meet you at your home or hospital room.