When medical attention is needed, patients place themselves in full trust of an experienced doctor, nurse, or hospital, where they expect complete and proper treatment for their needs. However, a large number of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Such errors can have a huge impact on the patient's life, sometimes causing the condition to worsen, extend treatment time, or even cause death.
There are three things patients must prove to have a medical malpractice lawsuit based on misdiagnosis or wrong diagnosis:
- A patient-doctor relationship existed
- The doctor was negligent in some way
- The doctor's negligence caused harm to the patient.
In order to best serve our clients and the community as a whole, LaCourse Law will only bring a medical malpractice case against a healthcare professional, doctor, hospital, or other institution if the claim has been fully investigated, reviewed, and validated as being meritorious by a recognized expert in the field. We also, in this way, can prevent filing “frivolous lawsuits.”
Patients bringing medical malpractice claims face a daunting challenge. Medical malpractice litigation is highly complex and selecting a skilled attorney to represent your claim is important in reaching a successful resolution.
Because of the complexity of medical malpractice actions, it is important that they are pursued as soon as possible after the negligent conduct. Medical records and bills have to be gathered and reviewed by an expert to confirm the existence of negligent conduct. A lawsuit and expert report must then be filed. Of course, these things take a great deal of time, energy and resources. Therefore, it is important for anyone who believes they have a medical malpractice claim to have their case reviewed as soon as possible.