Physicians bind themselves to do no harm as part of the Hippocratic Oath. While breaking that oath bears no legal repercussions, leaving a medical procedure or doctor’s appointment more injured than when you entered could be grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
If you suffered pain or injury at the hands of a medical professional, our medical malpractice lawyers in Birmingham may be able to help. While medical malpractice can be challenging to pursue, the Morris Bart law office is available to review and support your case.
We Can Help You Seek a Financial Recovery
Medical malpractice causes consequences on multiple fronts. The first is the sheer cost associated with the injury or illness. Correcting a mistake or confronting the aftermath of a poor decision or diagnosis can be expensive.
We can pursue compensation for the following costs in your malpractice case:
- Emergency services
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Diagnostic testing
- Corrective surgeries
- Prescription medication
- Counseling and therapy
- Lost income
This allows you to recover compensation for expenses you’ve already paid and coverage for future losses. For example, if a doctor failed to diagnose an illness, resulting in a more serious disease, we can seek damages for your losses and the funds you will need for appropriate treatment.
You Can Pursue Compensation for the Personal Toll You Suffered
Another consequence of an injury or illness is how it affects your peace of mind, ability to work, and even your relationships. The way the malpractice affected you on any level, can be a component of your case.
Non-economic damages are damages that aren’t based on specific bills or expenses. They can provide help for:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Disability and disfigurement
Your injury or illness may have left you unable to perform your job. Your doctor’s malpractice may also have impacted intimacy with your spouse or interaction with your children, which is called loss of consortium. These are all directly linked with the act of negligence and are therefore eligible for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Malpractice lawyer serving Birmingham, call (205) 380-4158
How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Birmingham Support Your Case
Malpractice occurs when a doctor does not behave in a way that another doctor would have under similar circumstances and with similar information. In some cases, inadequate care is obvious, such as when a doctor leaves surgical instruments in a wound. In other cases, the situation could be more nuanced, requiring specialized knowledge.
Our medical malpractice lawyers can gather evidence and consult specialists to understand your condition and explain the chain of events to an insurance company or jury. Some of the tools we may use are:
- Medical records
- Witness testimony
- Imaging tests
- Expert analysis
- Research and history
- Security footage
Second opinions, new test results, and investigations into past claims against a doctor can all bolster your claim. We can consult the necessary experts on your behalf.
Do not let fear of paperwork, insurance companies, or lack of knowledge keep you from pursuing your case. If you suffered an injury from a doctor, our medical malpractice lawyers in Birmingham are available to evaluate your case.
You Can Rely on Our History and Experience
Our team doesn’t just consult medical experts for your case. Our track record testifies to our commitment to your case. The Morris Bart law firm offers the following:
- Free case evaluations
- Contingency fee payment
- 24/7 availability
- Thousands of cases won
- Over 40 years of experience
In addition to not letting the technicalities of your case intimidate you, don’t let the legal aspects prevent you from seeking help either. We focus on making our services accessible.
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We Handle Several Forms of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an umbrella term for several injuries resulting from negligence. Negligence occurs when a healthcare worker has a duty to provide adequate treatment and, by action or inaction, failed to do so and caused your injury.
Medical malpractice is a pervasive issue in American healthcare. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, making up 10 percent of all deaths. Errors can range from prescribing the wrong medicine to amputating the wrong limb. Some common malpractice areas are:
- Surgical errors
- Unnecessary surgery
- Medication and dosage errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failures in follow-up or monitoring
Other complications not listed may still be eligible for compensation. The case will be based on whether another doctor would have behaved differently.
Similarly, if another doctor would have considered an option that your doctor ignored because it was less common, you may have grounds for a suit. A medical malpractice attorney in Birmingham from our office can discuss the eligibility of your case.
You Can Hold More than One Party Accountable
Depending on the malpractice you suffered, more than one individual could be responsible for your injuries. For example, a misdiagnosis could be because a nurse accepted an inadequate medical history, or a lab technician misread your tests. You also may have been injured by faulty equipment or devices, which means we can hold manufacturers or designers liable as well.
Some potential negligent parties we can explore include:
- General practitioners
- Lab technicians
- Device manufacturers
Our medical malpractice lawyers will review your case and investigate these leads for you.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Can Help You Get Started Today
Contact the Morris Bart law firm today to learn how our Birmingham medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue a claim. In addition to investigation and legal advice, we will provide you with updated information, starting with our free consultation and continuing with regular updates about your case.
Call us today or fill out our online contact form for your free consultation.
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