Medical Malpractice

Have You Been Injured by a Doctor or Hospital?

Studies have shown that preventable medical errors in hospitals result in over 200,000-400,000 deaths a year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Countless other injuries and deaths result from diagnosis and treatment errors in doctors’ offices.

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers are responsible for upholding a standard of care for their patients. Failure to do so is considered medical malpractice or medical negligence. However, not every complication or injury that happens is the result of medical malpractice.

Proving A Medical Malpractice Case

In order to recover for medical malpractice, you must be able to prove:

  • The medical professional was negligent
  • The injury or death was the result of negligence
  • The amount of those damages, i.e. medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, permanent injury or disability, and/or damages for wrongful death
In an article by North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly, attorney Charles G. Monnett III addressed the difficulty in winning medical malpractice cases. “It’s definitely not a level playing field. The truth is that they [doctors] have the advantage pretty much every step of the way. The crisis in medical malpractice litigation is that too many legitimate claims now go uncompensated."

Read the full article here: Latest Data Show State's Tort Reform Act Delivered A Knock-Down Blow

We won't beat around the bush; medical malpractice lawsuits are very difficult to win. Throughout the United States, healthcare and insurance industries have lobbied state politicians to rewrite the law on medical malpractice compensation. As a result, states have increasingly adopted caps on damages and other procedural hurdles to victims of medical negligence who seek justice.

Our Medical Malpractice Approach

We have a long history of successfully representing clients with medical malpractice claims. Because they are highly complicated and expensive to pursue, we do not accept every case. As part of our extensive investigation into your claim, our firm will review your case and source a team of qualified experts in the area of your case when appropriate. We work hard to ensure cases are supported by qualified physicians and nursing experts before being brought to court. These experts include:

  • A registered nurse on staff who may assist with your case and help explain the medical complexities of your case
  • Developed contacts in most medical specialties

As we work with these specialists and gather evidence to help obtain a fair settlement or verdict for your medical malpractice claim, you will be able focus on what is most important—taking care of yourself and your family.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

When medical malpractice or negligence directly impacts yourself or your loved one, the aftermath can feel overwhelming. If you feel you or someone you care for has been a victim of medical negligence, we want to hear from you. Speak with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys by calling (704) 376-1911 today. We want to hear your story and see how we may be able to help ease your burden.

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