You should not have to pay for losses sustained because of a medical error. If you suffered an injury caused by medical malpractice, the Morris Bart law firm can help you hold the negligent health care provider financially responsible. Our Mobile lawyers will help you fight for compensation for your medical bills and more.
We Have Helped Thousands of Clients Recover Damages
Our team won more than 6,500 cases for our clients in 2019 alone. We know what it takes to achieve successful settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims. We can help you pursue awards for:
This form of compensation may include reimbursement for the negligent medical treatment that caused your injuries, as well as compensation for past and future care resulting from your malpractice injury. You could recover compensation for hospitalizations, surgeries, rehabilitation services, and more.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering damages compensate you for the ways in which your injuries have impeded your physical, mental, and emotional health. For example, a surgical error could lead to a lifetime of chronic pain.
This could cause a victim to experience depression, anxiety, and a loss of enjoyment of life.
We can help you seek the value of your lost wages and household services. If you are unable to return to work, you can pursue compensation for your loss of future earning capacity.
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Malpractice lawyer serving Mobile, call (251) 298-8380
How Much Can You Win for Your Medical Malpractice Injuries?
Every medical malpractice case is unique. However, unlike in many states, Alabama does not set a cap on medical malpractice damages. Your compensation may vary depending on:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether or not you suffered a permanent disability
- The amount of your medical treatment
- An estimate of the cost of your future care needs
- The extent of your physical pain and emotional suffering
- Your wages at the time of your injury and how much time you have missed at work
- Whether or not you can return to work
- Your age
Our team can help you calculate your damages and provide you with a case estimate during a free, no-obligation consultation. While we cannot promise an exact settlement or verdict amount, we can promise to work hard to achieve the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.
Alabama’s Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
To be eligible to seek damages in civil court, you must file your case in accordance with the time limits set by the statute of limitations. According to AL Code § 6-5-482, in general, you have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, there are circumstances that could reduce or extend the statute of limitations. Your lawyer can tell you more about which deadline applies to your case.
You should get started on your case as soon as possible. Even if you believe you will settle out of court, it will take time to build your case and work through the insurance process. If the insurance company denies your claim, you want to ensure you have enough time to take legal action.
Alabama Wrongful Death Laws
Alabama does not allow family members to seek personal injury damages on behalf of a deceased loved one. Rather, wrongful death action is taken by the representative of the deceased’s estate, according to Ala. Code § 6-5-410. The statute allows two years from the time of death to file suit.
Alabama does allow surviving family members to pursue punitive damages from the party liable for their loved one’s death. These damages reward family members for their loss. Punitive damages also act as a form of punishment against the negligent party and as a deterrent against future negligence.
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Our Mobile Attorneys Will Take Care of Your Malpractice Insurance Claim
Medical malpractice cases often begin with a malpractice insurance claim. We can help you file your claim, prove negligence, and negotiate for a fair and just outcome. We will also handle all communication with the insurers.
The service we provide protects you from insurance companies intimidating you to settle or to provide details that they could use to reduce your payment or deny your claim. If insurance does not offer an acceptable resolution, we can take your case to trial.
Proving Provider Negligence
The elements of a medical malpractice case are:
- The existence of a doctor/patient relationship: Establishing this relationship shows that the provider owed you a legal duty of care.
- Proof that the provider breached the legal duty of care: This element means they failed to perform their duties in an acceptable manner according to the standards of their profession.
- Causation: Use evidence to show that the provider’s breach of duty resulted in your injuries.
- Resulting damages: The evidence shows that your injuries led to financial and non-financial losses.
Our medical malpractice lawyers will help you build a case showing your health care provider’s action or inaction caused your damages. We will do this using a variety of evidence, including your medical records, the opinions of medical experts, and eyewitness accounts.
We Can Assist with a Variety of Malpractice Cases
Our attorneys can represent you in medical malpractice cases involving:
- Medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs)
- Illnesses and infections caused by unsanitary conditions or practices
- Wrong-site or wrong-patient surgeries, unnecessary surgeries, or botched procedures
- Premature discharge
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Failed diagnosis or missed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Failure to follow up or communicate test results
If you believe your injuries are the result of a medical error, do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.
Call Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Today
When you choose the Morris Bart law firm, you partner with a team of more than 150 legal professionals in 15 offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. We have helped clients win millions of dollars for their personal injuries.
We can put our experience to work for you on contingency, meaning you owe us nothing upfront or out of pocket. We collect our fees from your successful settlement or verdict. To learn more, call our offices at (251) 298-8380.
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