Have You Been Hurt Due to Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice happens when someone gets hurt due to the irresponsibility of a healthcare professional. Some forms of medical malpractice include childbirth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis of diseases, and infections, among many others.
If you’ve been hurt due to the carelessness of a healthcare provider in Boston or anywhere in the state of Massachusetts, you have rights and a qualified Boston, MA, medical malpractice lawyer can help you fight for any compensation you may be owed. In these situations, Jimmy knows how to protect your rights and can help you begin to navigate the difficult legal process. All you have to do is call our team at Jim Glaser Law at 617-906-8775 or fill out our online form to schedule a 100% free case review today.
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If you’ve suffered harm due to medical malpractice, it can be completely devastating to you and your loved ones. You trust your healthcare workers with your life, and when they act in an irresponsible way, you may be left with injuries that render you unable to work and even unable to maintain your personal relationships. Meanwhile, your medical costs and everyday bills are continuing to pile up and the stress can become unbearable.
Jimmy knows what you’re going through. We’ve seen so many people just like you who were hurt by a healthcare worker they trusted. In this situation, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and you may be entitled to significant compensation to help you begin to move forward. Let us be the ally you can trust, and we’ll fight to hold the irresponsible party accountable.
What Is Medical Malpractice: Did This Happen to You?
Medical malpractice is an epidemic in health care, which some hospitals may try to hide. If you’ve experienced one of the following forms of medical malpractice or have suffered any harm as a direct result of a healthcare worker’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation.
If your child has suffered a major injury during birth that affects their development or creates a long-term disability, this could be considered medical malpractice.
Surgical errors can cover everything from failing to properly suture or clean wounds to leaving foreign objects in the body during surgery.
When a doctor makes a gross error in diagnosing (or failing to diagnose) an ailment, which results in long-term or permanent harm, it is called misdiagnosis and can be considered a form of malpractice.
Failure of Informed Consent
Doctors are required by law to inform patients of potential risks of treatment. If they fail to do so, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting injuries.
If you’re in the hospital and you get an infection due to poor sanitary conditions or an error by the staff, you may be owed compensation for your injuries and losses.
How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Doctors and all medical staff have a legal responsibility to uphold the standards of their profession. When they fail to do so, and you get hurt as a result, you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands.
To have a successful case, you must first be able to demonstrate that you had a patient relationship with the medical worker, that they behaved in a grossly irresponsible manner, that their behavior directly caused your injury, and that you suffered measurable and specific damages as a result.
Proving these factors can be complicated. That’s why it’s important to have a competent and experienced Boston, MA, medical malpractice lawyer on your side. If you’ve suffered harm due to the careless mistakes of a medical professional, please don’t wait to get in touch with our team at Jim Glaser Law today for help.
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Medical Malpractice FAQs
Will I Have to Go to Court?
The best answer to this question is, “maybe, but probably not.” It’s rarely in the best interest of anyone, especially the health care provider, to go to court over a malpractice case. If we can settle without the time and expense of court, we will. But if we do need to go to court, we’ll fight for every penny you deserve.
Why Do I Need a Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Hospitals and health care providers may go to great lengths to hide any instances of medical malpractice. They may have you sign non-disclosure forms and all kinds of releases that they think will absolve them of liability for your injuries. You need someone in your corner who can fight back against them and their legal teams, and who can prove that you were hurt and they were irresponsible. The right medical malpractice attorney can help you hold them accountable and fight for the money you need and deserve.
What Is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is at the heart of all medical malpractice cases. This legal term refers to a doctor or medical professional who was irresponsible to the point where no reasonable person would have acted the same way in a similar situation. In all medical malpractices cases, it must be proven that the healthcare professional’s “negligence” was the direct cause of your harm.
What Will Representation Cost?
The good news is that you never have to worry about paying expensive upfront fees to get the legal representation you need. Jimmy knows what you’re going through and doesn’t charge anything for your initial case review. At Jim Glaser Law, our payment depends on whether or not you get the money you deserve. So if you don’t get paid, neither do we!
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
Every state has laws known as statutes of limitations that tell you how long you have to take legal action against the responsible party. In Massachusetts, there are a few important things you should know about the statute of limitations regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.
The standard deadline to file your lawsuit is within three years after the incident. However, there is also a discovery rule that states this three-year period doesn’t start ticking until your injury is discovered. Lastly, minors must file a malpractice lawsuit within three years of their parents knowing about their injury.
Finally, the absolute deadline for all medical malpractice lawsuits, known as the statute of repose, is seven years after the alleged incident, regardless of the exceptions mentioned above. However, the statute of repose does not apply if a foreign object was left in the body.