As scary as it may sound, no one is immune to the dangers posed by medical malpractice. Newborn babies can be subjected to traumatic birth injuries that cause brain damage and resulting medical conditions like cerebral palsy, while doctors can fail to diagnose catastrophic diseases, as adults grow older. Surgical errors can leave organs nicked and permanently damaged, and improper medical procedures can result in deadly infections. This isn’t meant to deter you from seeking medical attention when you need it, but if you’re reading this blog, then you or someone you know has probably already been harmed at the hands of a medical professional.
What can you do to find accountability? Usually the best way is to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. By doing so, you might be able to impose liability and recover compensation for the damages inflicted upon you. This process is about much more than recovering monetary awards, though. It can deter medical professionals from acting negligently in the future, thereby protecting other patients, and it can give you the sense of closure you need to move on with your life.
Succeeding on one of these claims can be challenging. Doctors, nurses and hospitals are often represented by experienced and aggressive defense attorneys. These individuals know how to utilize the law to their advantage, which can significantly jeopardize your case even if it seems easily winnable. This is why it is best to have an equally zealous legal advocate on your side you will know how to utilize the trial rules, rules of evidence, and statutory and case law to your advantage.
At Goethel Engelhardt, our legal team has a long record of successfully representing victims of medical malpractice in their pursuit of justice. We know how to successfully fight back against common medical malpractice defense tactics, and our thorough preparation means we aren’t taken by surprise at the negotiation table or at trial. So, if you’re looking for someone to stand up for you when going up against those responsible for causing you harm, please continue to browse our website to see what we have to offer.