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Medical Malpractice As A Cause Of Action In An Injury Claim
As consumers of health care, we put our physical well-being as well as our trust in doctors’ hands when we:
- Seek correct diagnoses
- Accept prescriptions
- Agree to surgery
- Visit emergency rooms
- Agree to any course of treatment for a disease, injury or condition
Consequences Of Malpractice
Sometimes, however, our trust is betrayed when a medical care provider does not follow accepted standards of care and we are harmed as a result. A patient with a negative outcome that could have been prevented with the correct standard of care will typically face additional costs and losses such as:
- Medical bills for corrective surgery
- Bills for needed physical therapy, medication and other treatments
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering — often far worse than monetary losses
When the result is an untimely death, family members may suddenly need to pay funeral and burial costs, which can be substantial.
Compensation For Losses
In the face of these losses after a bad outcome caused by medical malpractice, exploring the possibility of a medical malpractice claim is a natural response. Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C., in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, can help evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim. We may consult with medical experts and other professionals who can help verify that malpractice occurred and caused negative outcomes.
If we agree to represent you or your child, we will do so on a contingency basis. Consult with us about your potential medical malpractice claim involving:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- A surgical error
- A birth injury
- Medication errors
- Emergency room errors
Our track record as plaintiff’s attorneys and our strong reputation in the region are reasons to call our law offices when you believe you have been injured because of someone’s negligence.