Making a Medical Malpractice Claim
Doctors, nurses, and medical facilities have a duty to adhere to the proper standard of care when diagnosing and treating injuries or diseases. It must be proven that a medical professional violated a standard of care and caused your injury. Medical malpractice cases are difficult and expensive to pursue. It is important to hire a firm that has the resources and expertise to succeed with these cases. If you have been harmed by a medical professional negligently failing to adhere to the proper standard of care, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and for the loss of your quality of life.
Our Minnesota-based medical malpractice attorneys have been helping injured victims of medical malpractice for over 30 years. Call us, you will sleep better.
Medical Malpractice Case Quick Facts
It has been estimated that over 200,000 people are killed by medical errors each year. However, only 15% of all personal injury lawsuits involve malpractice.
At GoldenbergLaw in Minneapolis, we can only take medical malpractice cases that involve serious or catastrophic injury. Medical malpractice cases require a significant amount of resources in order to pursue and investigate successfully. We must order records, hire an expert, and review medical literature to evaluate whether or not there is a case.
If you go to the medical facility where you were injured and request the records, this can greatly speed up the process of review when you contact us. We can often tell if there is a case worth investigating by just reviewing the records.
Minnesota and many other states require that a board-certified doctor in a similar specialty testify that your doctor violated a standard of care. In other words, that they did something that other doctors would not do. If we believe you have a case, we will hire the best possible expert to assist us.
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Types of Malpractice Claims
When you undergo surgery, you are placing an extraordinary amount of trust in the surgical team performing the procedure. Although surgeons must complete extensive schooling and training before they are licensed to practice on patients, no area of medicine is perfect. Every year, too many innocent Americans are severely injured or die as a result of negligence and misconduct during a surgical procedure. Examples of surgical errors include:
- Leaving surgical instruments in patients
- Anesthesia errors, including failing to check for allergies and oxygen failures
- Puncturing, severing, or otherwise affecting surrounding nerves, muscles, and ligaments
When a physician doesn’t perform their required duties and gives you or a family member a wrong diagnosis, they may have committed medical negligence. Furthermore, if a physician diagnoses your symptoms improperly and your condition worsens because of this, it is the fault of the physician. Both of these issues can cause simple illnesses and injuries to worsen and become life-threatening. Because of this, these are considered forms of medical malpractice and can be handled legally. These errors can occur as a result of:
- Lack of effort by the physician
- Lack of testing
- Improper reading of test results
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you have an expectation that they will be properly treated and cared for. However, it is all too common for the elderly to be mistreated, neglected, and even abused while in nursing home care. Nursing home injuries are often caused by understaffing. Our medical malpractice lawyers are familiar with federal laws that set strict staffing requirements for nursing homes and other care environments that receive compensation from Medicare and Medicaid. We can hold these institutions responsible for injuries that result from a lack of supervision.
Prescription drugs must be prescribed accurately and with care. Yet, doctors and pharmacies make thousands of errors per year in prescribing the wrong drug or the wrong dosage. These errors can result in:
- Horrible, permanent side-effects
Studies and Reports
A recent study at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston shows that medical malpractice claims have decreased by 55.7% between the years of 1992 and 2014. The most frequent complaints were diagnostic errors, surgical errors, and treatment errors.
GoldenbergLaw only brings claims they think will be meritorious.
GoldenbergLaw can never guarantee success, but we will do the homework, research, and hard work necessary to investigate a claim on your behalf.
We will never charge you any fees unless we succeed with your case.
Why Choose GoldenbergLaw?
Think you have a case? Our medical malpractice and negligence attorneys in Minneapolis are the ones to call. With over 30 years of experience under our belt, you can rest easy knowing that you have skilled and dedicated people working tirelessly to fight for you.
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