Columbia Medical Malpractice Attorneys
We Help You Hold Negligent Caregivers Accountable
A doctor or medical professional who makes a mistake can change the course of a patient’s life forever. Having the correct diagnosis and treatment is the core of our medical system. When a doctor fails to provide you with the basic care you need, you deserve the chance to hold them accountable.
Medical malpractice claims can be brought against doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and even medical facilities when they fail to meet the standard of care for their profession. These claims give patients a chance to find answers and secure compensation for their injuries and extra medical needs caused by the malpractice. However, they are very difficult to fight. If you want to bring a serious case, you need a serious lawyer on your side.
Our team at DiPasquale Moore has the skills and resources necessary to launch a medical malpractice case. We have over 100 years of combined legal experience and a robust network of medical professionals and other specialists who can lend their expertise to your claim. Let us help you start your claim if you are ready to find justice.
Get started today with a free consultation: Just call our Columbia office at (573) 312-3188. We can help you find answers if you or a loved one was injured by medical malpractice.
What Constitutes Malpractice?
To file a claim for medical malpractice, you must be able to prove a doctor or other professional failed to provide the care someone in their position would be expected to. One of the most common questions we receive from injured patients is whether they experienced malpractice. There is no simple answer: To bring a claim, you must be able to prove four points.
- There was a doctor-patient relationship: This means the individual you are suing must have agreed to treat you specifically.
- The doctor failed to meet the standard of care when treating you: If your doctor’s negligence violated the professional expectations they are held to, you can argue they breached their duty to care for you.
- You suffered an injury because of your doctor’s negligence: Some mistakes by doctors do not have much of an impact on a patient’s life. You must be able to show a direct link between your doctor’s failure to provide care and unexpected harm you suffered.
- Damages resulted from that injury: Damages cover any tangible expenses as well as other losses, like a decreased quality of life.
Because proving medical malpractice is so difficult, you will need a capable attorney by your side. These claims require heavy investigation and partnerships with other medical professionals who can testify as to the care you should have received.
If you are not sure whether your doctor committed malpractice, come speak with one of our attorneys in a free consultation. After hearing the details of your story, we can provide guidance on whether you have a case.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Because medicine is a wide field and each individual has unique needs, malpractice can take many forms. Some of the more common errors include:
- Adverse drug events
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury
- Emergency room error
- Failure to diagnose
- Inappropriate care/treatment
- Medication errors
- Postoperative care mistakes
- Prescription mistakes
- Pressure ulcers (otherwise known as bed sores)
- Surgical errors
Whether you suffered from one of the above types of malpractice or believe your doctor or care team failed in another way, we can help you start a claim.
The Complex Issue of Medical Malpractice Damages
As in all personal injury claims, you are eligible to recover compensation for any tangible or intangible harm you suffered as a result of malpractice. However, in malpractice cases, these damages may be much harder to calculate.
Some instances of malpractice have rather straightforward effects: A patient who is infected while in the hospital will have a lengthened stay, need additional treatment, and miss more work. However, some types of malpractice have much longer-ranging effects.
For example, if your doctor failed to properly diagnose you with cancer shortly after you came to them with symptoms, you may have missed a treatment window. That means, by the time you do undergo treatment, you might need to pursue a therapy with a higher risk of side effects or lasting complications. Then, we must consider whether a doctor’s negligence might actually impact a patient’s lifespan in such a case. Making these determinations can be very difficult for families. Our team is here to help you pursue answers because you deserve to know what happened and why. We also want to do our part to ensure you receive the compensation you need to pursue any necessary care and offset other losses and challenges.
When Malpractice Causes Wrongful Death
Unfortunately, sometimes a doctor’s mistakes can lead to the loss of a patient who might have been saved. These instances are heartbreaking for all the loved ones of that patient. They can also be infuriating: How could a doctor, knowing your loved one’s life was in their hands, be so careless?
We are here to help families find answers. Knowing what happened cannot bring your loved one back, but it may help you find closure. Taking legal action can also lead to the removal of negligent caregivers or even an overhaul of facility systems that endanger patients. When you step up to file a case, you are not only finding justice for a loved one. You are also preventing other families from having to face the same situation you are in today.
Skill and Experience on Your Side
If you choose to file a medical malpractice case, you may find yourself facing a huge medical insurer or even a hospital system. These corporations tend to fight back with everything they can against malpractice claims. It’s important to have an attorney who can stand up to them and hold them accountable for their negligence. Our team at DiPasquale Moore can do just that.
With over 100 years of combined experience, our team can handle even the most complex legal cases. We also have seen our fair share of trials and are not afraid to take a case to court if that’s what it takes to see justice done. Every action we take is geared toward helping our clients maximize their recovery. This means we may not always take the easy approach…but we do take the right approach.
If you are looking for a qualified lawyer to handle your medical malpractice claim, come meet our team today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations in which we listen to your story and help you understand your rights.Learn whether you are eligible to file a medical malpractice case by speaking to one of our Columbia lawyers. Call DiPasquale Moore today at (573) 312-3188 to schedule your free consultation.
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