When it comes to seeking medical care, the simple truth is this: most of us seek medical care to feel better, not worse. While that may seem obvious, unfortunately, for many people, that doesn’t always end up being the case. You may have gone to a medical provider you trusted with the hope of healing and feeling better, only to find yourself injured and feeling worse. If this is the case, you may be entitled to recovery by filing a medical malpractice claim.
At Morgan and Morgan, we understand medical malpractice law, and we are proud of our reputation for helping clients fight for and receive the settlements they deserve. While every case is different, there are a few helpful things to understand about the medical malpractice settlement process.
First, to succeed in any medical malpractice claim, you must prove two things:
- That the medical provider was negligent;
- That the medical provider’s negligence caused the injuries and losses that you suffered
The truth is that in medical care, as with any profession, sometimes accidents happen and no one is at fault. Often, however, injuries occur because of a medical provider’s negligence.
What is negligence? You seek medical treatment rightfully expecting that the provider will take necessary precautions and follow appropriate procedures. When that doesn’t happen, it is considered negligence, and it may cause injury. If you are injured, and you can prove that your injury is a result of your medical provider’s negligence, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses.
In addition to proving negligence and injury, your attorney will need to help you negotiate the value of your claim. Your claim’s value should include compensation for all of your losses. While available damages can vary from state to state, they often include:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- And more
Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may also be able to seek damages for loss of companionship or even wrongful death. In some extreme cases, punitive damages may also be available. Your attorney will be able to help you determine what damages you might be entitled to and work toward negotiating the best settlement on your behalf with the responsible parties.
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When you have been harmed by a medical provider who should have helped you, it’s only understandable to feel upset and overwhelmed. The good news though is that when you hire Morgan and Morgan, you can also feel hopeful. We've represented countless clients just like you—clients who trusted a medical provider and expected to feel better but only ended up feeling worse. You deserve to feel better and move forward—and we're here to help you do that.
The truth is that medical malpractice cases can be complex. You don’t want to trust your case to just any attorney. You need a team of attorneys on your side who understand the law and who can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. You shouldn’t settle for anything less.
At Morgan and Morgan, we are proud of our reputation for fighting tirelessly for every client. To us, you're more than a client—you're family. We understand medical malpractice law. We understand the best legal strategies to pursue on behalf of our clients who deserve to move forward toward a better and brighter chapter ahead. We would be honored to do the same for you. Get in touch with us today for a free, no-risk case evaluation. We look forward to helping you soon.