Although the citizens of this great state require many services on a daily basis, healthcare is the one that affects everyone the most. You put your health and life, and that of your family, in the health care provider’s hands.
The state requires medical facilities and it’s doctors, nurses, technicians, and other staff to provide healthcare services at a level that will provide proper care and not injure the patients. This is level of quality is known as the “standard of care”. All health care providers are held to the same standard of care within their field of practice throughout the state.
In many cases, there are risks involved in carrying out medical procedures. These risks have to be properly explained to the patient (this is known as “informed consent”) by the providers. If the injuries are within the risks that were explained to you, and there was no negligent or intentional act involved, the provider can still be within the standard of care and a claim against him/her could be fruitless.
When an injury occurs during a medical procedure or a visit with a healthcare provider, there is a need to determine whether the doctor, nurse or other staff fell below the standard of care in order to be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries.
An attorney also has to determine the damages that have resulted from the injuries caused by the healthcare providers. Among the damages that can be pursued are: past and future wage loss, past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of earning power, etc.
Medical Malpractice can occur at:
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If the outcome of medical procedures, treatment, or diagnoses results in injuries, drastic worsening of a condition, paralysis, coma, or death, Medical Negligence, or falling below the “standard of care” might be the cause of it. Every claim is different, and lawsuits can be complex and costly. Claims must be examined and analyzed by an experienced medical malpractice attorney with the help of medical experts in the different medical specialties involved in the claim.
Rodriguez Interiano Hanson and Rodgers, PLLC’s attorneys have over 30 years of combined experience in the legal field, and our personal injury law firm has handled a wide variety of personal injury & Medical Malpractice cases over that time. We will verify a claim’s validity and determine if it is worth pursuing.
You can count on us to aggressively investigate and represent you in your pursuit to seek redress for your claim. Call (507) 783-5551 today or contact us here.