Every year in the U.S., more than 100,000 people are injured or killed by medical errors. That’s more than the number of people injured in car accidents annually. Medical malpractice cases can be very complicated, which is why it is important to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney assist you with your case.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice cases are among the most common claims filed in the United States. Some typical medical mistakes resulting in malpractice include:
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose or delays in treating a condition, such as heart attack or cancer
- Prescription dosage errors
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. The amount of damages you can receive will vary depending on your case, but you can generally expect to receive compensation for some or all of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Long term care expenses
- Loss of companionship
To receive compensation for your damage, we must be able to prove that your injuries were sustained because of your medical professional’s neglect, omission or carelessness. It is not enough to just show that an injury occurred. This is often very difficult to prove because there must be sufficient evidence that your injury was the result of medical negligence. The lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers will employ medical experts to prove the presence of negligence in your case.
All medical malpractice cases are different. Even if two similar people suffered similar injuries, the outcome would not be identical. This is primarily due to the fact that each person’s life would be affected differently, even with similar injuries. It is very hard to place a price on an injury, which is why it is important to consult with a medical malpractice attorney.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Representation
The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers have handled many medical malpractice cases over the years, and we understand the complex issues involved. We possess the vast resources of a large national law firm, and we are committed to fighting tirelessly for your rights to ensure that you receive what you deserve.
Please contact our medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.