What To Do After A Medical Mistake Leaves You Injured
Not many people understand what medical negligence is. It is when a medical professional or facility fails to fulfill their duty of care to you as a patient. If you are then seriously injured, you may very well have a viable medical malpractice case to pursue.
Because these cases are complex and require a comprehensive understanding of the law and of medical issues and diagnosis, it is wise to work with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in this area. I am attorney Dedrick L. Gordon, and I will work one-on-one with you to ensure that you receive the very best legal representation I can give at each step of the way.
Why Pursue A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
When we seek medical care, it is because we want help and are looking for someone to help us get better. When someone who is in charge of our health makes a bad mistake because they were not careful and did not follow a reasonable course of action, we may need to sue them.
While this may sound harsh, the fact is that every care provider has insurance. They carry this to protect patients, should the provider make a mistake. The cost of medical care to fix an issue that a provider created can be staggering. The recovery time may take months, years or the rest of the patient’s life.
A personal injury lawsuit works to do several things: It holds the provider accountable; may prevent the same mistake from happening to someone else; and will cover your costs for recovery as well as, possibly, the pain and suffering that you endured. Medical malpractice is only one type of personal injury lawsuit – there are many other types.
Types Of Errors That May Warrant A Case
There are many types of errors or mistakes that may be reasons to pursue lawsuits. However, some are more common than others. These include:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Failures to diagnose
- Pharmaceutical / medication errors
- Doctor/nursing errors
If you are not sure whether you have a case, call or email me at my firm, Gordon Injury Lawyers, and we can discuss what happened. I offer a free consultation and take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if I take your case and do not win you a settlement or verdict, you do not pay for my services. If you lost a family member and think it might be due to a preventable error or mistake, please contact me.
Who Can Be Held Accountable?
Those who have been entrusted to help you and follow the duty of care guidelines set out for them are all held responsible for the care they provide or fail to provide. These professionals include:
If you are unsure whether your provider or facility can be held liable or negligent, call or email me, and let’s talk about it. I am happy to discuss this with you because I want you to understand your rights.
Let’s Talk About What Happened
As the founder of my own law firm, I respond to your call or email. You will speak with me personally and I will be the one who handles your case, not a junior associate or paralegal. I have offices in both Chicago and New Orleans and offer both in-person and virtual meetings for clients.