How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Not every poor medical outcome is the result of negligence or substandard care by a medical professional. It’s possible to have an unsatisfactory outcome even when everyone involved is acting appropriately. Here are some things to consider if you think you have grounds for a medical malpractice suit:
- A medical malpractice suit can be filed against any person or facility that provides medical care.
- Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to meet the standard of care under the circumstances.
- The standard of care in a medical malpractice suit is determined by the medical community. It is based upon what other physicians or medical professionals in the same specialty would have done in the same circumstances.
- Once you settle a case, it is unlikely it can be reopened. Consult our attorneys at Barrett, Fasig & Brooks before taking any action in relation to your case.
- Signing an Informed Consent form before a procedure does not excuse the health professional from malpractice liability. The Informed Consent form only indicates that you were made aware of possible risks and complications. It does not give the medical professional permission to deliver treatment not at the standard of care for that procedure.
- The first step in pursuing a medical malpractice suit is to consult an experienced attorney. Next you will need to gather your medical records and the other information your attorney requests.
- At Barrett, Fasig & Brooks, we don’t collect a fee unless your suit is settled in your favor or a verdict in your favor is reached.
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