Colorado Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice is a type of professional negligence. Physicians owe their patients what is known in legal terms as a "duty of care." This means that, as far as is reasonably possible, the physician is required to care for the health and wellbeing of their patient. Medical malpractice in Colorado is a legal issue that arises out of a failed duty of care. If you were injured or became ill due to the negligence of a doctor, pharmacist or some other type of physician, then you may be able to file a malpractice lawsuit with the help of a Denver personal injury lawyer from our firm. These types of cases rise and fall on factors such as expert testimony, strong evidence and effectiveness of the legal representation.
One of the more common types of medical malpractice is failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. Some medical conditions are inherently difficult to diagnose. Misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to conduct the necessary testing and patient counseling to ascertain a correct medical condition. Without a proper diagnosis, a patient can go without vital medication, resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death. Another type of malpractice involves surgical errors. These differ from the average surgical complication, which is a possibility for nearly every type of surgery. If a surgeon's deliberate error or carelessness resulted in a botched surgery, then you can call our firm.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Malpractice Lawsuits
According to a "Medical News Today" statistical analysis released in 2010, approximately 195,000 people die every year as a result of medical errors in the United States. While the phrase "to error is human" is inevitably true, strict Colorado medical regulations make it unacceptable for there to be any injuries or deaths as a result of medical malpractice.
Hospitals and clinics are supposed to take care of their patients. They are places you go to when you don't feel well or when you are hurt. You rely on them to provide you with quality, educated physicians and staff that help you feel better. Unfortunately, these places are at high risk for making people worse or causing a death due to negligence.
Most physicians and their staff are more than capable of caring for their patients. But, medical mistakes can happen that devastate a patient and their family. At Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn we are experienced medical malpractice attorneys who can help you and your family recover after a malpractice incident. We draw on years of experience in personal injury to not only investigate your case, but to seek out maximum compensation for your injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medical professional's mistake, contact our medical malpractice attorneys today by dialing (303) 782-9999.
Types of Medical Negligence or Malpractice
Negligence isn't always the cause of medical malpractice. Also, not every death or injury in a medical setting is caused by medical malpractice. Because this area of the law is highly complex, it is vital you speak to a personal injury attorney to determine whether or not you have a valid medical malpractice personal injury claim.
There are a variety of medical malpractice causes, but the most popular include:
- A surgical error
- Birth or childbirth error
- Prescription medical errors
- Malpractice in a nursing home or care facility
- Failure to diagnose a medical issue
- Malpractice during a cosmetic surgery procedure
- Malpractice by a psychiatric care professional
There are other specialty situations where malpractice is warranted. That is why you must speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to find out whether or not you have a valid case.
How Our Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help
It is critical you speak to a personal injury attorney immediately if you suspect medical malpractice. Most people don't realize they have a potential case, but the attorneys at our firm can help. We will help you not only determine if you have a valid claim, but we will also:
- Use our expertise in medical malpractice to evaluate your case
- Investigate the accident and see who is at fault for the injury or death
- Arrange medical professionals for testimony to point out where medical malpractice is warranted
- Handle all dealings with the insurance company and other attorneys handling the case
- Create a case ready for the courts and represent your case in court
Free Medical Malpractice Consultation
All of our consultations are free, and we offer no obligation consultations. Our cases are accepted based on a contingency fee; therefore, you won't have to pay us unless we win your case. If you or someone you love has become a victim of this type of professional medical negligence, please get in touch with us and contact a Denver medical malpractice lawyer at Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn today for your free medical malpractice case evaluation.