Indiana Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you find yourself in need of medical assistance you are dependent on your doctors, nurses, therapists, hospitals and the medical community to help you. When the actions of these medical care providers falls below the appropriate standard of care, you need Wade Law to fight for your rights.
In a recent year, experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine “calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors in the U.S.” making it the third leading cause of death in the country. An Indianapolis medical malpractice attorney at Wade Law can help determine the compensation your are entitled to after your medical care provider was negligent.
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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice
- Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis – In the United States, nearly 12 million people are misdiagnosed in an outpatient setting each year. Misdiagnosis is common because some illnesses have obscure symptoms or may share symptoms with another illness, and are therefore more difficult to diagnose. Without a proper diagnosis, its nearly impossible for a doctor to implement a successful treatment plan. Diagnostic errors harm patients as they lead to delays in treatment, lack of treatment, and even death.
- Failure to Treat – If a doctor or another medical professional’s failure to treat an illness, disease, or condition was a result of conduct that did not meet the applicable standard of care and you suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (815) Wade-Law for a free and confidential consultation
- Prescription Drug Errors – Prescription drug errors occur when a patient is given the wrong medication, wrong dosage or not made fully aware of the side effect. Many prescription drug errors go unreported by patients. Any number of medical professionals could be held responsible for prescription mistakes.
- Surgical or Procedural Errors – Every part of surgery comes with risks. However, if the adverse outcome to the surgery was caused by negligence, the injured patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Childbirth Injuries – More medical malpractice claims are against OBGYN’s than any other type of doctor. Both the mother and infant can be victims of medical malpractice. Negligence during childbirth can lead to complications such as fetal distress, spinal cord injuries, and postpartum hemorrhage.
“Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?”
Medical Malpractice laws are designed to protect doctors and hospitals. Proving medical malpractice is a difficult multi-step process. To succeed, Wade Law must prove:
- There was a doctor/patient relationship;
- The health care provider owed you a duty of care;
- The health care provider violated that duty of care;
- That violation led to your injuries; and
- That you sustained damages.
In Indiana the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims dictates that no claim may be brought unless filed within two years from the date of the alleged malpractice except that a minor under the age of six has until his/her eight birthday. Some exceptions exist.