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Advocating for Injured Clients and Their Families

When you visit any kind of healthcare provider, you likely expect the highest quality of care they have to offer. When a healthcare professional or healthcare team commits medical malpractice, victims have the right to claim damages like medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Medical injuries can be debilitating, and the long-term effects of medical malpractice can follow individuals around for years. Medication errors, misdiagnoses, and improper practices can leave victims with injuries and symptoms that last a lifetime. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you deserve compensation.

Our team at Cornell Injury Law is dedicated to advocating for our clients and representing them until they receive fair compensation. We understand how troubling it can be to have your medical needs mishandled by professionals, and we will not stop fighting for you and your family members. To learn more about medical malpractice claims and receive a free consultation, contact our law firm by calling 319-946-4019.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice describes when a patient is injured because of a medical provider’s negligence or failure to act. Malpractice happens when a different, reasonable medical provider would have made different decisions or taken different actions under the same circumstances. If victims can prove that they could have received better care from another healthcare provider, they may be able to receive compensation.

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to pursue without a team of medical malpractice lawyers on your side. A simple difference of opinion between healthcare professionals does not constitute medical malpractice. Our team can help you prove that your medical providers engaged in negligence or a failure to act so you can recover damages.

What Are the Main Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can happen in many ways and from many different medical professionals. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s negligence causes damage to a victim.

The most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Treatment error. Doctors may order an inappropriate treatment that is ineffective, harms the patient, or allows the condition to worsen.
  • Diagnostic error. A doctor can make a mistake about a diagnosis, leading to a patient’s condition worsening. Diagnostic errors cover misreading test results, failure to observe symptoms, failure to order appropriate medical tests, and failure to associate symptoms with the right medical condition.
  • Surgical error. Patients can be harmed during anesthesia errors, wrong-side surgery, wrong-site surgery, incision errors, and objects left in the body cavity. These surgical errors are more dangerous than the normal risks associated with all surgeries.
  • Medication error. Prescribing the wrong drug, filling the prescription with the wrong drug, administering the wrong dosage, prescribing the wrong dosage, and ordering or administering drugs in dangerous combinations all count as medication errors.
  • Postoperative error. Postoperative infections can be dangerous and deadly if not monitored correctly. Healthcare professionals have a duty to monitor patients after surgery.

All healthcare professionals, including dentists, doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies, chiropractors, and nursing homes, can commit medical malpractice.

What Kind of Damages Can You Recover After a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Being a victim of medical malpractice can leave you and your family members in debt. Emotional damages and taking time off work to recover from injuries can also cost you money. In a medical malpractice claim, you can generally request damages for any monetary losses you suffered because of the malpractice.

There are many damages you can recover in medical malpractice cases, including:

  • Medical expenses, both current and future
  • Any specialized therapy or rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Any costs associated with a permanent disability
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Reduced enjoyment of life

If your loved one was killed because of medical malpractice, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims give financial compensation to the surviving family members of the deceased individual. You can claim things like loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and funeral costs.

To learn more about a wrongful death claim and see if it is right for you and your family, contact our law office today.

What Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

Medical malpractice claims are often difficult to pursue without extensive legal knowledge. Many healthcare providers and hospitals have large legal teams that are ready to defend them against lawsuits and legal cases.

Fortunately, our team of medical malpractice lawyers can help you make your claim by taking the following steps:

  • Investigating your medical care to determine how the malpractice occurred.
  • Interviewing third-party medical professionals for their testimonies.
  • Calculating the full and fair compensation you are owed.
  • Filing a demand letter to negotiate your compensation.
  • Filing a lawsuit to pursue litigation if necessary.
  • Handling all other legal issues that arise.
  • Answering all of your questions about the legal process.

Victims of medical malpractice deserve to rest and focus on recovery. We will handle the entire legal side of your claim so you can heal your mental and physical health.

Should I Consult a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Being the victim of medical negligence can leave you with permanent and expensive injuries. Injured patients deserve to recover compensation and damages for the pain and suffering caused by healthcare professionals. Going up against a healthcare team or an established doctor might sound frightening, but it is the best way to get the justice you deserve.

Our experienced team at Cornell Injury Law will handle your case from beginning to end. We will investigate the evidence in your favor, file a lawsuit on your behalf, and get you the compensation you deserve. To learn more about medical malpractice claims and get a free consultation from a knowledgeable member of our team, contact us today at 319-946-4019.