Knowledgeable Winston-Salem Lawyers Help You Understand Medical Malpractice Law
Representing victims throughout North Carolina
When you visit a doctor or hospital, you expect to be cured, not injured. Yet medical malpractice occurs more often than you may realize. What you should know is that with an experienced attorney on your side, you may be able to receive compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering and lost wages caused by medical malpractice.
Hospitals and healthcare professionals retain their own highly qualified lawyers. That’s why you need the skilled and aggressive attorneys at Lanier Law Group, P.A. Our lawyers don’t shy away from tough cases. We take the gloves off and take them head-on. Let our respectful law office help you collect the reimbursement you may deserve.
Statute of limitations for medical malpractice
You have a limited time to take legal action after suffering medical malpractice in North Carolina. In fact, you only have three years from the time of your injury to file a lawsuit. If a loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, you only have two years to file a wrongful death claim. So, regardless of the type of medical malpractice that caused your injury, it is important that you contact an experienced lawyer at a Lanier Law Group, P.A. office in Burlington, Asheville or throughout the state of NC as soon as possible.
Frequency of medical malpractice claims
According to a Harvard study, only one in eight medical errors in hospitals result in a malpractice claim. Yet in 2011, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation 9,497 medical malpractice claims were paid to victims in the United States. For that same year, in North Carolina, 142 medical malpractice claimants received compensation for their injuries.
Small number of dangerous doctors commit most malpractice
The data show that medical malpractice is committed by a small portion of the medical community. According to a study by the National Practitioner’s Data Bank, only five percent of doctors are to blame for 54 percent of medical malpractice payouts.
If you are a medical malpractice victim, you may deserve compensation. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our dedicated lawyers want to help you, no matter how challenging the opposition may seem.
Trusted counsel for malpractice victims
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you can fight back with the help of the aggressive lawyers at Lanier Law Group, P.A. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 855.234.7619 or contact us online. We have 11 offices conveniently located in Asheville, Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville and Jamestown. You owe us nothing unless you win a judgment or settlement.