Medical Malpractice Lawyers FAQ
In a 2010 National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey it estimated that over 129.8 million Americans visited the emergency room. While millions of Americans trust their medical professionals to provide adequate care, a large percentage of these visits result in some form of medical error, whether reported or not. From not properly caring for a patient to misdiagnosing a patient and prescribing the incorrect medication, these are all forms of medical malpractice.
At The Edwards Law Firm, our medical malpractice lawyers believe that if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical professional, the victim could be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
Medical malpractice is defined as the negligent act of a medical professional or healthcare provider where inadequate treatment is provided, therefore resulting in an injury or fatality to an innocent patient.
The medical malpractice attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm serve three states including Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. In each of these states medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of injury, or two years of the time the injury was discovered.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will be able to identify if a medical professional acted in a negligent manner, therefore resulting in an injury. In order to prove medical malpractice, a case must involve evidence that the standard of care was not met.
In any instance where injuries occurred to the patient, the person or entity causing the injury may be held liable. In specific circumstances, medical malpractice claims may hold the doctor or surgeon responsible, while others hold the entire medical unit responsible.
Standard of care is defined as the standard of which another person in the same field would have acted, without causing injuries or damages. In most instances, during medical malpractice cases, an expert witness will be brought into the courtroom to determine if the standard of care was actually followed.
In most cases, medical professionals will purchase either occurrence coverage or claims made. Occurrence coverage is intended to cover the events which occur during the policy period, no matter when they were reported. Claims made policies are intended to cover events that occur during the policy period and those reported while the policy is established.
When medical malpractice has occurred, the first thing we urge patients to do is contact an experienced attorney to determine the merits of their particular situation. An experienced legal team will have the ability to assist you and your loved ones through the entire claims process.
Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
At The Edwards Law Firm, our attorneys believe that if you have been injured as the result of a negligent health care provider, you may be entitled to compensation for all losses and damages. With locations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, our attorneys are prepared to serve medical malpractice victims throughout these three states.
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Having achieved over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, we are prepared to begin working on your medical malpractice case today.