What is Medical Malpractice?
If you think that a doctor may have made a mistake in your medical treatment, then you may wonder if you have a medical malpractice lawsuit. This is what you have to prove in order to have a successful claim:
- The doctor, nurse, or another medical professional did not exercise the appropriate standard of care. In other words, they made a mistake or by failing to do something that someone else would have done under the same circumstances.
- Their negligent actions caused you injury or further injury.
Common Medical Malpractice Errors
Some of the most common errors that can be considered medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Mistreatment based on misdiagnosis
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy
- Surgical error
- Leaving a sponge or surgical instrument inside a body
- Bed sores
- Pharmaceutical injuries
Some times there is more than one person who is to blame for your injury. For example, doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists, hospitals, nursing homes, and even medical device designers and manufacturers can be guilty of medical malpractice.
How Long Do I Have To File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
You only have two years to file your medical malpractice claim. If you believe that you have a case, then you should talk to an experienced Morgantown medical malpractice attorney today. Kelly Reed and her team has successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients. Call us today at 304-292-2020 to schedule a free initial consultation.