Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or healthcare provider harms a patient through negligence or carelessness.
Examples of medical malpractice can include failure to timely diagnose a disease, errors during childbirth, anesthesia mistakes, leaving instruments inside a patient’s body and even burning a patient while under sedation.
If you’ve been harmed by a doctor, you may want to bring a lawsuit against them to help recover from the cost what they’ve done to you. This can include economic and non-economic damages.
Before bringing a lawsuit on your own, you should really think about what it entails to do so. You’ll need to know how to file documents with the court and with the offending party, how to gather evidence and proof through investigation, pull your own medical records, conduct depositions and understand discovery. And that’s all before getting to a trial situation.
You need an experienced medical malpractice attorney who understands every facet of this type of law. You need someone who knows how to prove your case and can make sure you get compensated for the harm you suffered. Medical malpractice law is highly regulated by a complex body of rules, which vary considerably from state to state, so it's often essential to get advice or representation from a lawyer.
To learn more about medical malpractice law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our medical malpractice pages.