Proven Legal Advocacy For Victims Of Medical Malpractice
As patients, we rely on health care professionals to safeguard our well-being and our very lives. That’s why the relationship between doctors and patients must be one of complete trust and honesty. When that trust is violated, physical and emotional consequences can be devastating.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a doctor’s negligence or a preventable medical error, you deserve both answers and appropriate compensation. The experienced team at Ken Fiedler Injury Law is ready to help you hold all at-fault parties accountable in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Determining What Went Wrong In Your Case
When you hire our firm, our attorneys immediately set to work investigating the problems that led to your injuries and determining why they occurred. While the list of potential medical errors is seemingly endless, the most common errors leading to litigation include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose (especially fatal conditions like heart attacks, strokes and cancer)
- Failure to treat
- Medication errors (problems with administering, dosing or prescribing drugs)
- Injuries suffered during childbirth (harming the baby, the mother or both)
- Surgical errors (operating on the wrong body part, leaving instruments inside the patient, etc.)
- Anesthesia errors
Because the practice of medicine is complex, a malpractice attorney needs to learn as much information as possible about what happened and why. This includes researching what the expected standards of care are and how/why the physician or other medical professional failed to follow them.
Not all law firms possess the skills or resources to conduct this in-depth research. But our attorneys utilize their decades of experience to carefully and fully prepare each medical malpractice case for trial.
What Makes A Bad Outcome Medical Malpractice?
Patients can suffer a bad medical outcome even if physicians made all the right decisions. Therefore, a bad outcome by itself is not an indication of medical malpractice.
In order to prove malpractice, there are four criteria your attorney must demonstrate. They include:
- Showing that the doctor (or other health care professional) owed you a duty of care and that care needed to meet an expected standard
- Showing that the health care professional failed to meet that standard of care
- Showing that you suffered injuries (or a loved one died) as a result of the doctor’s substandard medical treatment
- Showing that you suffered injuries, damages and losses due to your injuries (such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.)
Most medical malpractice cases rely on the testimony of expert witnesses – typically other medical professionals who can explain how a physician’s actions harmfully deviated from the expected standard of care. They can testify that other reasonable physicians facing the same circumstances would have made different decisions and delivered better treatment.
Our firm has cultivated a network of medical professionals who can serve as effective expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases.
Tell Us Your Story During A Free Initial Consultation
If you have been seriously harmed by the negligence of a hospital, physician or another medical professional, please contact our firm to discuss your legal options during a free initial consultation. To get started, call our office in Denver at 720-996-0871 or our office in Chicago at 312-788-2600. You can also fill out our online contact form.