Medical malpractice lawyers in Worcester County MA
What happens if you needed medical care, but ended up with more damage than repair? If a medical professional caused you harm by being negligent or ill-intentioned, they should be held accountable.
For example, you come to a doctor with a complaint, but they get your issue or injury wrong. This is called “misdiagnosis” and is part of the legal field called medical malpractice. The umbrella term for the legal area is personal injury law. Personal injury cases are civil cases, not criminal cases.
Is negligence and medical malpractice the same thing?
- Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional is aware of the possible consequences before making a mistake that led to an injury.
- Medical negligence is when a healthcare professional makes an honest mistake that leads to an injury.
How does one sue for medical malpractice?
You’ll need to prove that your claim meets the following criteria to show grounds for a medical negligence claim against a doctor:
- The doctor in question owed you a duty of care.
- This duty of care was breached by the doctor.
- You suffered harm as a result of this breach by the doctor.
Who pays for a medical negligence claim?
If you win your medical negligence claim, your legal costs and the insurance premium will mostly be paid by the defendant (for example, the doctor or the hospital’s Trust responsible for your injuries). You will pay a part of the costs out of your compensation, but not ore than 25% of the compensation you receive.
What happens to a doctor who commits malpractice?
Even if it is proven that a doctor committed medical malpractice, they are unlikely to lose their license based on that one case alone. However, doctors can be suspended, experience practice limitations, or have their licenses revoked in severe cases.
Contact an attorney
Attorneys Sbrogna, Brunelle & Donius are highly qualified medical malpractice lawyers in Worcester County MA with over 100 years of combined experience.
Schedule a free consultation with us at 508-809-7555.There will be no fee unless we recover money for you.