Medical Malpractice–litigating medical errors
If you or a loved one is permanently injured or killed by a medical error, you may have a medical malpractice claim. These claims are difficult and expensive to litigate and must be evaluated by a medical expert and an attorney. Call me today for a review of your claim.
Medical malpractice cases require the use of medical experts to give testimony in court. Recent changes in Iowa law have made it even more difficult to bring a successful medical malpractice claim. There generally must have been a deviation from an accepted standard of care before negligence can be proved. Because of the need for medical experts, medical malpractice litigation is expensive.
A viable medical error claim will generally require:
- Death or permanent injury occurring during a medical procedure or shortly after;
- Evidence of a preventable medical error;
- Absence of other likely causes or explanation for the patient’s death or permanent injury.
In medical malpractice actions, I often partner with a medical/legal consultant who will work with me on the claim to help determine whether we can be successful and recover the damages you or your loved ones need to compensate them for the medical negligence of a doctor or medical provider.
Call me today. I will be glad to evaluate your medical claim.