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Medical malpractice (also known as medical negligence) occurs when a healthcare provider fails to adhere to the standard of care in the relevant medical field. This may include misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment or delayed treatment. A medical malpractice case could occur if a patient is not properly cared for during surgery, if a doctor fails to read test results, if medicine is incorrectly prescribed, or if a patient has not been adequately monitored during hospitalization.
Medical malpractice cases have varying standards of care depending on the state and area of medicine. In order to determine if your case has merit, you should consult a medical malpractice attorney who is qualified and experienced.
We can help you with these Medical Malpractice / Negligence cases:
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WE CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND:
Can I make a malpractice claim for every medical mistake?
How can I know if I have been the victim of medical malpractice?
Who can I sue for medical malpractice?
How can I make a claim for medical malpractice?
What do I need to prove in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
What should I expect after I have filed my medical malpractice claim?
What are some of the challenges I will face in my medical malpractice case?
What kinds of compensation can I expect to recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
What are my rights if a family member died because of medical malpractice?
How much do attorneys charge to help clients in medical malpractice cases?
Pursuing a medical malpractice case can be a complex and time-consuming process.
The initial steps in the case will include:
Getting copies of your medical records
Asking medical professionals to review your records
Once the initial investigation is complete, your attorney will file a lawsuit, or complaint. The complaint typically is filed in the County where the medical malpractice occurred. However, a complaint could also be filed in a federal court. How long it takes to resolve your case after the filing of a complaint will depend on the other side’s cooperation with answering questions and providing documents relevant to your case.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Alabama?
Alabama’s statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims place time limits on how long you have to file a lawsuit. The circumstances of your case will determine which time limit applies:
In general, you have
two years from the date of injury to file a claim If you did not discover the cause of your injury or illness right away, you have
six months from the date of discovery The time limit for pursuing a claim is capped at
four years. In the case of
children younger than 4 – a claim may be brought anytime until the child turns eight years old
**Your rights have time limits and it takes time and resources for a skilled medical malpractice lawyer to craft a claim. It is important that you contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Birmingham as soon as you suspect you have been the victim of a medical malpractice or negligence. Contact A Birmingham Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you are suffering from a serious injury or illness due to medical malpractice, you need a lawyer on your side. When you meet with our team we will answer all your questions and give you an honest assessment of your case and discuss your options for moving forward.
Contact a qualified Birmingham medical malpractice attorney today at Bodewell Injury Group for help!