In today’s society, there is no denying how important healthcare is, and how important it is to find the right professional for each specific medical or dental condition. With the ever-changing healthcare climate and unstable insurance premiums, having a professional that you know and trust can remove some of the anxiety that occurs when it comes to your healthcare.
Medical malpractice can still occur however when a physician or other health care professional deviates from the accepted or established standard of care when providing treatment or performing a procedure. This includes failing to advise the patient of possible risks, outcomes or side effects so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to go through with the procedure or treatment in the first place.
The fact that there was a bad outcome however, does not automatically mean that there was malpractice. Medical negligence claims are often complicated and in most instances, require an evaluation by a competent expert who specializes in the particular field of the medical error. In addition to the need for an expert, malpractice claims require additional procedural steps throughout the litigation process, which if not followed, can derail an otherwise legitimate claim. Couple that with an otherwise shorter period to make a claim, and you can see why it is extremely important that you have your claim evaluated by a competent malpractice attorney as soon as possible after the injury has occurred.
Nelson Personal Injury is here to help. If you or a loved one feels they may have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us for a free case evaluation of your case. Visit our Medical Malpractice overview page at the link below or call us at (320)-252-1200. All consultations with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are confidential and without obligation.