Fargo Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Doctors’ Mistakes Should Be Answered with a Lawsuit
When a medical provider makes a serious mistake that hurts a patient, it could constitute medical malpractice, which is a serious form of negligence that can be met with a lawsuit. Maring Williams Law Office in Fargo can assist with virtually any medical malpractice case from start to finish. Our extensive experience allows us to carefully manage all aspects of your case, so you don’t have to.
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Find out more about your medical malpractice case by dialing (701) 402-6644 now.
When Should You Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur in many ways, such as misdiagnoses, surgical errors, prescription mistakes, anesthesia errors, and even birth injuries that harm a child during labor and delivery. With so many forms of medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know if you actually suffered from it and if you should sue. To simplify your claims process and eliminate any guesswork, you should work with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Fargo as soon as possible after you start to suspect that you might have gotten worse due to a medical provider’s “care.”
What are the 4 Ds of Medical Malpractice?
Four “elements” of medical malpractice are often called the 4 Ds, which are:
- Duty: The medical provider must have owed the injured claimant a duty of care equivalent to or greater than that owed when a doctor-patient relationship has been established.
- Deviation: The medical provider must have done something to deviate from the acceptable standards of medical care that another medical provider would have reasonably followed if they were in the same situation.
- Direct cause: The different level of care must be the direct cause of the patient’s injury or worsened condition.
- Damages: The injured claimant must have experienced physical, mental, emotional, or financial damages due to the medical malpractice.
Is It Hard to Prove Medical Malpractice?
When you file a claim against a medical provider for their negligence, the burden of proof is on you, the claimant. Medical malpractice is notoriously difficult to prove because you must prove that all four aforementioned elements exist in your case. All the while, insurance defense teams will be working against your argument however they can. Furthermore, liability laws tend to shield medical professionals and hospital groups from most lawsuits because the burden of proof for a medical malpractice case is so high.
Given that it is hard to prove medical malpractice, you should not attempt to manage your case on your own. You could be handing a significant advantage to the opposition if you aren’t represented by highly experienced attorneys like ours. We can do much to bolster the effectiveness of your case, such as getting expert testimonies from third-party medical professionals who can explain why the care you received was erroneous to the point of being malpractice.
What’s the Difference Between Medical Negligence & Malpractice?
While your claim is progressing, you might hear the terms “medical negligence” and “medical malpractice” used. What do these terms mean and is there an important difference?
The general definitions of medical negligence and medical malpractice are:
- Medical negligence: A medical provider acts in a way that another person would have reasonably not have acted in the same situation.
- Medical malpractice: A licensed medical professional provides services that do not meet the definition of the required standard of care for that type of care or treatment.
Medical negligence and medical malpractice tend to have considerable overlaps. It is not uncommon for the terms to be used interchangeably.
Do Most Medical Malpractice Cases Settle?
The majority of personal injury cases, whether they are medical malpractice cases or otherwise, settle. Insurance companies do not like letting cases drag on because it becomes more and more costly for them to defend them as they do, so settlement negotiations are often considered in even the trickiest cases. However, due to the heightened legal protections that are often extended to medical malpractice defendants, the chances of being offered a fair settlement offer are lower than average. Our attorneys will work diligently to close your case as fairly and as soon as possible, which could mean entering settlement discussions or pushing for litigation.
Our Law Firm is Eager to Help You
The right time to learn more about your legal options after suffering from a medical provider’s mistakes is right now. Get our Fargo medical malpractice attorneys on the phone today by dialing (701) 402-6644. With more than 150 years of collective legal experience, you know you can trust us to make the most of your claim.
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