Medical Malpractice Lawyers Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the meaning of Medical Malpractice?

Medical Malpractice happens when a healthcare professional like a physician, nurse, health technician and others cause injuries or death to a patient due to improper or negligent care. Learn More

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

Among them we can mention lack of diagnosis or erroneous diagnosis, prescription error, surgical errors, abuse in the nursing home, OB-GYN mistakes and others. Learn More

What unexpected or unsuccessful results of a medical malpractice mean?

Medical malpractice does not occur automatically so simply because the patient has a bad outcome. In most cases, complications are not considered negligence. Most of the difficult situations are included in the consent form. Learn More

Have I resigned my right if I signed consent?

A consent form does not free the physician of the responsibility of having been negligent in performing a medical procedure. Excluding exceptional emergency situations where the patient signs a consent form indicating the doctor explained the description of the problem, treatment and associated risks; and the patient has the chance to ask questions before agreeing to the treatment. The fact that the patient signs consent does not override the right to lawsuit the healthcare professional if the standard of care has not been performed. Learn More

How long will my case take?

Cases usually take from 1 to 3 years. It all depends of many factors engaged such as amount of individuals or entities involved, experts schedule and commitment, investigation needed, and others. After the trial, if the defeated party decides to appeal the case conclusion will be prolonged. Learn More

Can unsuccessful or unexpected results show that a medical malpractice actually happened?

There is no guarantee from the medical results. Malpractice doesnt happen because the patient suffered a bad outcome. Complications may cause a bad outcome but they are not generally considered to be a malpractice. Actually, most complications are in the consent form and these comprise bleeding and infection. Learn More

Did I waive my rights if I signed a consent form or waiver?

A consent form doesnt release the doctor who committed the negligence from liability. Except on emergency situations, patients always sign a form that states that they understand the procedure to be performed, risks involved, and they had the opportunity to ask questions before consenting to the treatment. This consent form doesnt waive the right the patient has to bring a medical malpractice claim. Learn More