Everyone makes mistakes, no matter how capable and trustworthy we may be. Unfortunately, while most of our mistakes are relatively harmless, a doctor’s mistake could be deadly. And while we know the vast majority of doctors are good, hard-working people, all the good intentions in the world won’t heal your injuries if you’re a victim of medical malpractice.
Thanks to the medical and scientific standards involved in malpractice cases, these claims are among the most complicated in the legal system. Expert witnesses will need to testify, high evidentiary standards will be applied to the evidence, complex theories will need to be simplified for the jury, and a complete understanding of typical medical practices and procedures will be required. The sheer mountain of paperwork involved—medical records, depositions, and exhibits—can be overwhelming, much less the case law. Worse, if you were under anesthesia while the malpractice occurred, the negligent doctor and his nurses may be the only witnesses. It requires a smart, experienced attorney backed by expert witnesses to figure out what really happened, and how you were wronged.
At Elrod Pope Law Firm, we can review all your injuries and potential claims to see if you were a victim of malpractice, whether from an improper diagnosis, incorrect treatment, botched surgery, or any other type of injury. Medical malpractice is very complex, and the defendant’s attorney will too often try to confuse you with technical arguments and jargon. At Elrod Pope, we have dozens of years of experience with medical malpractice cases, and can make your rights clear while fighting to get the settlement you deserve. Call Elrod Pope today, and let us fight for you.
Determining Medical Malpractice
If it is proven that the licensed health care provider deviated from the standard process of care and was negligent by causing injury or death, then you are generally entitled to medical malpractice damages.
Types of Malpractice Checklist
Some common types of Medical Malpractice
- Childbirth Malpractice
- Patient Injuries
- Surgical Malpractice
- Doctor Negligence
We Can Help
Elrod Pope will help you determine the validity of your claim to any medical injury you have suffered and see whether you have a legal argument to a malpractice lawsuit. Contact us to learn more.