Medical malpractice can result in serious personal injury or wrongful death. It is usually a result of negligence, in which the physician or staff does not perform up to professional standards. Medical malpractice cases can be brought against physicians for any of the following reasons:
-Birth Related Injuries
-Improper or misdiagnosis
-Lack of informed consent
-Surgical procedure error
-Medical instruments left inside the patient after surgery
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Medical negligence refers to the failure of a physician or other medical personnel to meet the standards of conduct for duties relating to the medical profession. The standards of conduct expected for duties relating to the medical field are based on what a reasonable person with the requisite knowledge and skills would or would not do. A doctor who prescribes the wrong medication may be negligent because the knowledge needed to give the correct prescription is specific to his field and known by any reasonable professional in that field.
The Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer requires a review of all related medical records to determine if you have a meritorious case. A medical expert will be asked to consult on the case and if, after a review of the records, the expert determines that malpractice led to the injury, a lawsuit can then be filed. We prefer that our clients complete an extensive Questionnaire which provides us the information we need to pursue your claim and allows you to write everything down about your case while it is fresh in your mind.
Limits on Recoveries
Some states, including Indiana, have imposed laws that cap or limit the maximum amount of money an individual can recover in a medical malpractice suit. However, many of these laws are being challenged and several state Supreme Courts, such as Illinois and Ohio, have thrown them out. Therefore, it is important to remember that although there may be a cap in your state, it may not hold up in court. The procedures to be followed for Indiana Medical Malpractice claims can be viewed at the Indiana Department of Insurance.
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury due to the hands of a negligent medical professional and need an Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyer? Contact Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyer Richard Batesky the today!
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