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What Actually Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice claim is when doctors and medical personnel deviate from an acceptable standard of care.

What Are The Top Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice Claims?

That you can’t beat the Medical Community even if they make a mistake. We help even up the score.

Are Medical Malpractice Claims Only Against Medical Doctors Or Other Healthcare Professionals As Well?

They can be brought against other medical professionals like radiologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors and so forth.

Does My Case Have To Be Extremely Severe To File A Medical Malpractice Claim?

The case doesn’t have to be extremely serious to pursue it but for us to become involved, these injuries have to be serious because of the amount of time that has to be expanded and the expense of the experts that may have to be hired.

What Components Determine The Viability Of A Medical Malpractice Claim?

That would be when we can prove that there was a deviation from an acceptable standard of care.

Do Most Medical Malpractice Cases Go To Trial Or Do They Settle Out Of Court?

We prepare every case that we are involved in, I should say, we prepare as that it’s going to go to trial. If it’s settled, it’s settled from a position of strength.

What Damages Are Available In A Medical Malpractice Claim?

The damages would include medical expenses, future medical expenses, a loss of earning capacity, a loss of companionship in society and pain and suffering.

Does Massachusetts Have A Cap On Recovery In A Medical Malpractice Claim?

No.

What Steps Should I Take If I Believe I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?

The first step that you should take is to speak to an attorney who has experience and a proven track record in pursuing cases involving medical malpractice.

Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Medical Malpractice Claims?

There is. It is 3 years from when the person knew or should have known that there was that deviation from the standard of care. If it involves a minor who is less than 6 years old, they have until their 9th birthday to file a medical malpractice claim.

How Long Do Medical Malpractice Cases Generally Take To Get Resolved?

They can take anywhere from say 2 and a half to 4 years and possibly longer.

What Can Make It Difficult To Prove Negligence In A Medical Malpractice Case?

Our affiliate attorneys have nurses on staff and they do a preliminary review. They have access to some of the finest experts in the country to further review the cases and to testify if necessary. They have a proven track record of consistently having recovered some of the largest settlements and jury awards in medical malpractice cases in the state.

What Is The Impact Of Signing A Consent Form On A Medical Malpractice Claim?

There are a couple of issues that makes around that. Signing a consent form does not void out the doctor’s negligence. It may limit the responsibility of the doctor for what he said you were consenting to and then we have to look at whether you knew or understood the issues involved with signing a consent form.

What Sets Your Firm Apart In Handling Medical Malpractice Claims?

As I stated before, our affiliated attorneys, I should say our affiliate attorneys have nurses on staff to do a preliminary review and they have access to the finest experts in the country to further review the cases and testify if necessary. They have a proven track record of consistently having recovered some of the largest settlements and jury awards in medical malpractice cases.

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