Medical malpractice covers a broad range of circumstances, but it is essentially an act by a medical professional or medical entity that deviates from accepted standards of care and results in harm to a patient.
In order to prove medical malpractice, the following must be established:
The individual who suffered harm or, if the victim is unable, a family member may file suit. Family members who lost a loved one due to suspected medical negligence are also eligible to file a wrongful death suit.
Time is of the essence in medical malpractice cases, and it’s critical to preserve as much information related to your condition as quickly as possible. Steps to follow include:
A jury will consider the facts surrounding the circumstances of your individual case as a well as the testimony of other health care providers in the same field, who will state whether they believe the attending medical professional or medical entity such as a hospital followed standard medical practices or fell below the accepted level of care.
Damages vary based on the individual circumstances of your situation, including the extent of harm, the nature of harm, and the level of negligence that caused you harm. Compensation in medical malpractice cases often includes money for:
If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice or if you lost a loved one due to suspected medical negligence, please call the Little Rock, Arkansas, medical malpractice attorneys at the Duncan Firm at 877-638-6226 or complete the form on this page for a free case consultation.