At The Thistle Law Firm, we understand that even the best doctors and hospitals can make mistakes which will have grave consequences for you or your loved ones. Although healthcare professionals and the facilities that they work in have standard protocols that are followed, if you or a family member becomes injured as a result of these standards not being adhered to, then you may have a medical malpractice claim. We can help you to determine if you do have a case.
Like a claim for negligence, in a medical malpractice claim it must be shown: (1) there was a duty owed to the patient by the medical care provider; (2) a breach of that duty; (3) that this breach was a cause of the harm suffered; (4) the damages suffered were a direct result of this harm. Unlike a typical negligence claim, in order to prove negligence on that part of a physician or medical care provider, it must be shown he or she departed from the accepted medical standards of care, and this departure resulted in harm to the patient. In order to show this, a medical malpractice case must be supported by a medical expert who either has the same specialty, subspecialty, or practices in the same field of medicine as the physician or medical care provider being sued.
Each year, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) over 225,000 deaths are caused due to poor medical treatment or advice. Astonishingly, this is the third leading cause of death in our country.
We also understand the stress and uncertainty you or your family may face in proceeding with a medical malpractice claim. This is where the attorneys at the Thistle Law Firm step in. We work with experienced medical experts in determining whether the loss suffered by you or your family member was caused by a preventable medical error. If so, we will work hard to ensure you not only receive just compensation for the losses you have suffered, but also the peace of mind that comes through the acknowledgement that mistakes were made that caused your loss.
We urge you to call today if you have found yourself on our website researching a medical malpractice claim.
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Examples of the type of medical malpractice we have experience with:
- - Surgical mistakes and negligence
- - Doctor and hospital mistakes
- - Birth trauma and injuries
- - Brain injuries
- - Emergency room negligence