There is nowhere one should feel safer than in a hospital. When already facing the uncertainty and vulnerability of a medical procedure, it is especially devastating when things do not go as planned. Injury or death resulting from a medical mistake is one of the greatest violations of trust one can experience.
Speak to an attorney now.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as the result of a doctor or hospital’s fault or carelessness, Meshbesher Spence is prepared to seek justice for your family. Medical mistakes can change your life forever.
Victims of medical mistakes may sustain many kinds of injuries, including:
- Pre- or post-natal injury or death
- Brain damage or injury
- Death caused by improper procedures used in anesthetizing
- Foreign objects left inside a patient during surgery
Regardless of the type of injury, your family may be facing unexpected medical procedures and bills to correct the injury, expensive treatments, and an uncertain future. You may also have lost wages, and are most certainly struggling with the personal strain such circumstances cause for your family. In the most tragic circumstances, medical mistakes may also result in the death of the patient. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, the obstacles the future may bring are still unclear, and all the more intimidating.
Medical malpractice cases are most often brought against a physician who.
- Failed to use reasonable care in your treatment
- Lacked proper skills
- Disregarded established rules
If a jury finds the physician at fault for your injury because of any of these reasons or other demonstrations of negligence or carelessness, the doctor will be required to pay for your injuries.
What Should You Do
If you believe you may have a viable medical malpractice claim, talk with a Minnesota lawyer at Meshbesher Spence who is experienced in such cases. At your consultation, be prepared to answer specific questions about your situation, including:
- What happened to you, exactly, from the first time you visited the doctor through your last contact with him or her?
- What were the circumstances surrounding your illness or injury?
- How did your doctor treat your illness or injury?
- What did your doctor tell you about your treatment?
- Did you follow your doctor’s instructions?
- What happened to you?
When So Much is at Stake, You Deserve the Very Best
When you hire an attorney from Meshbesher Spence, you will not be asked to pay any attorney fees until the case is resolved and you receive compensation. In the event that you do not recover compensation for your injuries, you will not be asked to pay anything. This kind of pay structure is called a “contingent fee agreement,” and means that you have no reason not to hire the very best, most experienced lawyers in Minnesota to represent you. Meshbesher Spence has recovered damages for thousands of Minnesota families; you can count on us to fight for you.
According to a recent study, poor people are less likely than people with more money to file a medical malpractice complaint. This finding contradicts the “unconscious bias” possessed by many doctors who wrongly think that low-income patients are more likely to sue. The researchers of the study say that this type of bias might make a doctor less willing to treat low-income patients out of fear of not getting paid, or provide medical care of a lower quality than what would be given to a patient with more money. The research team looked at social and medical studies to determine the difference in medical malpractice claims and litigation rates among patients that are socially disadvantaged compared to those that are not. The study recommends that physicians become more culturally competent, which could help them better relate to or treat someone belonging to a different ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sex, or sexual orientation. One reason poor people are not as likely to file a complaint is that they believe they lack the resources to bring a claim. Our Minnesota injury lawyers want you to know that your first consultation with Meshbesher & Spence is free. Should you decide to work with an attorney, you will only have to pay legal fees if a settlement or verdict is reached, and that amount will come from the money you recover and not out of your own pocket. It is the patient that suffers when medical mistakes are made or inadequate medical care is provided. Do not be intimated about exploring your legal options or worry that filing a Minnesota medical malpractice case is an action that you cannot afford. Poor Patients Less Likely to Sue Doctors, Analysis Shows, US News, February 28, 2012.
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