Medical Malpractice Case Information
Negligence by a doctor resulting in negative consequences such as injury are grounds to pursue a medical malpractice case. It can be difficult to determine whether or not your circumstances are grounds for being medical malpractice case, however, as negligence has to be shown on the doctor’s part. The law offices of Brotman Nusbaum and Ibrahim are here to help you, we offer consultation to help you conclude if you should pursue litigation. If so, we have a track record of high-quality successful representation for a variety of injury cases including medical malpractice.
There are many misconceptions about when it is appropriate to pursue a medical malpractice case. Keep in mind that Doctors are not required by any law to guarantee cures or success from treatment. Even misdiagnosis, a very common reason cited for grounds on malpractice has to meet certain specific criteria to be considered negligent. Generally, it has to be shown that the basic standards of care were neglected to some degree or that critical steps in diagnosing or treating were skipped. A doctor can misdiagnose something, but it is negligent malpractice when they fail to gather all correct information from medical history, fail to perform critical tests or ignore obvious symptoms.
In fact, even as expert lawyers and attorneys with years of experience in handling these cases, we still rely on other medical professionals to help us determine the best course of action. With the aid of medical experts, our legal team can help determine if a circumstance in which damages occurred during medical treatment was in fact negligent, and a malpractice case can then be pursued. This is further confounded by the next steps in the process. Internal investigations within a 90 day pursuit period occur afterward. It is almost always the case that a fellow doctor comes into the picture to sign off on the defending physician’s work, thus causing the insurance company to deny the claim. At this point, we then take the case to court if it is meritable. These cases are by far the most expensive and time-consuming litigations our firm can undertake.
There are various types of damages one could incur from these situations worth recovering compensation for. This ranges from the legal fees for working with our law offices, as well as medical bills and time lost from work incurred as a result of any malpractice. There are also emotional damages, such as the psychological repercussions of being injured, that are also compensatable.
We understand this might a difficult time for you, and we want to give you the necessary time and attention to help get you the help you deserve. At no charge at all, call us for a free consultation at 561-417-5656.