A medical malpractice case can arise out of any situation when a doctor is negligence or when a healthcare provide offers substandard care to a patient. Determining if you have a medical malpractice case can be difficult because you need to understand what specific obligation the doctor had and whether he lived up to that obligation. These are highly technical questions that need to be answered by medical experts.
An experienced St. Louis medical malpractice lawyer at Carey, Danis & Lowe can help you to determine if you have a medical malpractice case in St. Louis. We will work to obtain your medical records from the hospital or care provider and we will help you to arrange an independent examination with a medical professional. At this examination, the doctor will try to determine if you were harmed by the substandard care you received. Our attorneys also have a relationship with a network of medical experts who can review your medical records and the treatment you received and determine if the doctor who cared for you fell short of fulfilling his professional obligations.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
In order to recover compensation in a medical malpractice case, you need to be able to prove:
- The medical professional had a duty or obligation to you. Any time you are a patient, your care provider has an obligation to you. Doctors, hospitals, clinics, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists and other professionals within the medical field all have a duty to patients to perform their jobs with a reasonable degree of skill.
- The healthcare provide failed to live up to his obligation. A determination on this issue is made by comparing the provider’s actions and omissions to what a reasonable professional with the same background would have done under the same circumstances.
- The provider’s failure was a direct cause of some type of harm to you. This could include a worse prognosis, more expensive treatment, the progression of your disease, more pain because of the medical negligence, or other losses you experience due to the care provider’s failure.
Many different types of medical negligence and medical mistakes can give rise to a malpractice claim including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical and anesthesia errors, and failure to correctly administer treatment. As long as you can prove that the error was one that no reasonable doctor would have made, and that you experienced damage as a result, you should have a malpractice case.
Getting Legal Help with Medical Malpractice Case in St. Louis
A St. Louis medical negligence lawyer at Carey, Danis & Lowe will review your case in a free consultation to help you to determine if you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation from your medical care provider. Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you with your claim.