Medical malpractice cases stem from suffering an injury because of the negligence of the doctors, nurses, and other health professionals responsible for your care. When a medical mistake causes your injury, you deserve compensation so that you can begin on the path to healing and recovery.
Our Columbia medical malpractice lawyers could help you understand your legal options and guide you through the claims process. For a free evaluation of your case, please call the seasoned injury attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is the failure of a medical provider to observe medical standards of care. When a doctor, nurse, or other caregiver provides substandard treatment and care, injury or death may result. Medical errors are the third most frequent cause of fatality in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose
- Wrong diagnosis/misdiagnosis
- Untimely treatment
- Surgical errors
- Failure to correctly interpret radiology results
- Failure to correctly interpret pathology results
- Medication errors
Hospitals, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, therapists, lab technicians, medical staff, and all other medical providers involved in patient treatment and care may be held responsible for injuries caused by medical malpractice.
The attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda have handled a wide variety of medical malpractice cases in Columbia. We have the experience researching complex medical issues that allows us to advocate knowledgeably and thoroughly for our clients. We use medical illustrations, timeline software, and day-in-the-life video to advocate, illustrate and inform risk managers, adjusters, defense attorneys and, ultimately, the jury who decides the lawsuit.
Contact a Columbia Medical Malpractice Attorney Right Away
In a medical malpractice claim, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and for other things. You deserve to be able to get the care you need in order to be well again. Our lawyers believe passionately in advocating on your behalf.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of medical malpractice, reach out to our firm today. Consulting a Columbia medical malpractice lawyer could significantly improve your chances of success in a case.