Medical Malpractice Claims
There is a standard of care that all healthcare providers are expected to uphold. When that standard is compromised, your life may be put at risk.
If you’re the victim of a medical mistake, it’s our goal to help you get the compensation you’re owed and the proper treatment you need to recover. Contact a North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer at Henson Fuerst. Just dial (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free initial consultation form today.
Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Doctors aren’t the only medical personnel who can be held responsible for medical malpractice. From surgical mistakes to prescription errors, a variety of parties can be held responsible when medical negligence causes patients harm.
To learn more about potential medical malpractice lawsuits and who can be held responsible, visit our What Is Medical Malpractice? page.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help?
Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law, and building claims can take a significant amount of time and resources. From the moment you contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer from Henson Fuerst, we can help:
- Investigate Your Injuries
From gathering your medical records to consulting doctors and other independent experts, we’ll help ensure your claim has the evidence necessary to get results.
- Prove Your Medical Malpractice Case
Not every medical error is considered medical malpractice, and proving your case can be difficult without help. We know the law in North Carolina, and we’ll fight to prove your injuries were caused by a healthcare provider’s negligence.
- Navigate Complex Legal Issues
From filing time-sensitive legal paperwork to fighting unfair arbitration agreements, we’ll answer your legal questions and do everything we can to resolve your case in a timely manner.
At Henson Fuerst, we know the stress that medical mistakes can cause, and we’re here to provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable with the legal process. Visit our Medical Malpractice FAQ to get answers to common medical malpractice questions.
Steps to follow in a Medical Malpractice Claim
If you’ve experienced a level of medical care below what is generally considered “acceptable” for a specific condition, following these steps may help you build a strong medical malpractice case from the beginning:
- Take your time.
Even if your doctor admitted to making a mistake, that doesn’t mean you’ve won your case. You and your attorney still have to prove the doctor caused your injury. Take time to consider your options so you can make the best decision regarding your health and well being. You should consider your injuries, need for ongoing medical care, and the costs and benefits of making a claim against your medical provider.
- Get organized.
Save your prescription bottles and write down the names of doctors and hospitals, the reasons you received treatments, and the dates of your treatments. In drug-related medical malpractice, make sure to write down dosage information, such as pill size and how often you took the drug.
- Stay composed.
Avoid discussing your case with anyone except your lawyer. When the time is right, you will get a chance to tell your story.
Proving Your Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases can be some of the most complex personal injury lawsuits. Investigating your claim, consulting experts, navigating complicated agreements, and meeting deadlines, are all elements of typical medical malpractice cases.
Every successful medical malpractice claim must prove four things:
- The healthcare provider had a “duty of care.”
“Duty of care” means a healthcare provider is responsible for, and agreed to, provide medical care to you.
- There was a “breach of the duty of care.”
“Breach of duty of care” means the healthcare provider failed to provide the level of medical care expected to be delivered in the same or a similar community.
- Your medical provider showed causation.
You were injured or harmed as a result of the healthcare provider’s “breach of duty.”
- You suffered significant injury or impairment.
Permanent injuries, special needs, lost wages, inability to work in the future, and more are considered significant injuries or impairments.
Our experienced North Carolina medical malpractice lawyers will review all of the factors of your case at no cost to you.
Get the Treatment You Deserve
Whether you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, a colon cleansing procedure, the Duke University cancer clinical trials, or any other medical mistake, our legal professionals have the experience it takes to protect your rights.
When you call Henson Fuerst, a member of our experienced legal team will listen to your story and take notes on your medical history to help us understand your incident. Then, we’ll research your claim so we can hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
Call (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form right away. At Henson Fuerst, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front, and we don’t get paid until you do.