When does a medical mistake become malpractice? If you were injured by a doctor or medical staff during a procedure, it is important to know whether you have a claim. Also known as medical negligence, medical malpractice arises anytime a doctor or other medical staff member's actions fall below the standard for someone in their position and an individual suffers an injury because of it.
Medical malpractice cases often depend on the unique facts of each case, but there are areas where medical malpractice claims are more common. They include birth injuries, missed diagnoses, anesthesia errors and emergency room errors. Surgical errors, such as operations on the wrong site, are also prevalent. The best way to know if you have a claim is to discuss your situation with a medical malpractice attorney.
If you believe you were injured or a loved one was lost due to the negligence of a medical professional, you should talk to an attorney at Martin & Jones. The attorneys at our firm will listen to your concerns and provide you with an honest assessment of your case, and they will review all of your options with you.
Skilled Legal Help For Injury Victims
At Martin & Jones, all we do is help people who have suffered because of the negligence of others. Since 1982, our lawyers have worked tirelessly to provide hope and skilled counsel to thousands of individuals and families.
When a medical professional or the substandard practices of a health care facility cause you or a family member harm, a medical malpractice claim can help protect your rights. You may be entitled to payment of your medical expenses, lost income, future earnings, and pain and suffering. Contact us to find out if you have a claim with issues such as:
- Birth injuries — Cerebral palsy or another type of birth injury to your newborn caused during or following the birthing process
- Brain hypoxia — A brain injury caused by lack of oxygen during birth or another type of medical procedure
- Failure to diagnose — A delayed or misdiagnosed disease or serious injury
- Emergency room errors — An emergency room error or mistake made by medical personnel or a delay in treatment due to understaffing
- Prescription medication errors — Receipt of the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage
- Surgical errors — A mistake made during surgery or while under anesthesia
Our Approach To Medical Malpractice Claims
With every client we represent, our focus is to obtain the best possible result. We do this by harnessing our experience with medical malpractice claims and meticulous preparation.
At the beginning, we will work with you to gather all of the relevant facts about your case, including consultations, diagnosis, dates of treatment, prescription medication and wages lost. We will have you meet with an independent medical professional to evaluate your condition and provide us with the requisite statement to pursue a claim.
Once these details have been gathered, we will meet with you to review your options and develop a strategy for pursuing your claim.
At each stage of the claims process, we will make sure we communicate where we are at and what to expect at the next stage.
You Have A Limited Time To File A Claim For Medical Negligence In North Carolina
There are laws that limit how soon you have to act in order to recover for negligence. These time limits are known as limitations on actions or statutes of limitations. Each state has its own laws governing how long you can wait to file a claim before you lose the right to sue.
In North Carolina, you only have three years from the time a medical error was committed to pursue a claim against the negligent medical provider. While that may sound like a significant period of time, you must factor in the fact that it takes some time to prepare a case before a lawsuit may be filed. If you think you may have a claim, you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
Compassionate Guidance For Your Medical Malpractice Claim
We understand how difficult this time can be and do not want you to be intimidated by what you are facing. Our goal at Martin & Jones is to guide you through this difficult time with the compassion and professionalism you deserve.
Contact us online or call us at 800-662-1234 to schedule a consultation in Raleigh or at one of our other offices. Read more about results we have obtained for our clients and why you should choose us to help you with your case.