Medical Malpractice or Negligence
You or someone you love may be hurt or injured due to an error in medical care.
We know you have a lot on your plate. But the right time to get advice is as soon as you can.
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What is Medical Malpractice or Negligence?
Two things must be true for you to be considered a victim of medical malpractice:
1. A medical provider made an error in your care.
2 .You were harmed by that mistake.
THIS POST goes into great detail about how to tell if you’ve been a victim of Medical Malpractice.
Medical Mistakes and Omissions
We all know that health care delivery has too many moving parts and inefficiencies. Errors can and do occur. It may be a physician who makes an incorrect diagnosis. It may be an unnecessary or faulty surgery. You may receive late or deficient medical care. Or your insurer could deny coverage that is rightly yours. Your case is judged against the standards of care locally. Did your illness or injury receive the normal care for someone like you here in the Las Vegas Valley? Were you treated differently than other patients of your age and sex, in your medical situation?
If your care was incorrect, late or lacking, you may be the victim of a medical error. This is the first step toward proving a medical malpractice case.
Proving A Medical Mistake Caused Injury
A mistake alone is not malpractice. To prove malpractice, you must prove ‘causation’, which means you must prove the error or negligence caused harm. This is the more difficult part of the case. But medical negligence can be proven when there is evidence that a mistake made you worse or exposed you to a medical problem you didn’t have before. This will require both legal representation as well as the review and testimony of a medical professional.
If a medical error caused or worsened an illness or injury, you may be the victim of medical negligence.
The Law Helps Victims of Medical Negligence
Malpractice causes additional medical bills, loss of income, physical and emotional pain. The law allows malpractice victims monetary damages to compensate for bills, lost income and for their trauma. But the only way to receive any compensation is by working with a qualified medical malpractice law firm.
If you may be the victim of medical negligence, contact Bighorn Law today. We will stand with you and get you the compensation you deserve.