Medical Malpractice, Explained
Seeking treatment for an illness or injury can be a frustrating time, and if you feel you haven’t received sufficient care, you may be wondering if there’s something you can do. Medical malpractice occurs when your health care provider has not provided treatment to a sufficient standard, and the negligent treatment causes injury. Some common cases include misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgical errors or delay of treatment.
There are still limits on the damages you can seek and the methods in which you can seek them. First, because of tort reform, your damages can be capped even though a jury of your peers decides your injuries are much worse. Second, there is a statute of limitations on bringing a medical malpractice case. If you do not bring your case in the time allowed by law, the court will not hear your case. Because of recent changes in the law at the request of doctors, an injured patient must file an affidavit by an expert. This requires time to complete before your case can be initiated.
The rules for bringing medical malpractice cases are complex, and as a case unfolds, they become even more complex. Insurance companies for doctors generally hire strong legal teams in their corner, so make sure you have one, too. The legal team at Grayson & Grayson is available for a consultation today.