North Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Dedicated Advocacy for Victims of Medical Errors & Negligence
Many people don’t realize how common medical malpractice is in the
United States. In fact, according to
a study conducted by The National Practitioner Data Bank, over $4 billion was
made in payouts related to medical malpractice in the U.S. in 2018 alone.
And this only represents reported instances of medical malpractice in
which a claim was filed.
It can be devastating to learn that a trusted medical professional and/or
facility did not provide you with the standard level of care you expected
and deserved. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we are committed to standing
up for the rights of injured victims and their loved ones. Our North Carolina
medical malpractice attorneys have handled many complex medical negligence
cases; we know how to build a strong case and we are not afraid of pursuing
justice and the fair recovery you are owed, even if that means taking
your case to trial.
If you believe you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice,
contact us at (855) 757-4204 for a free, confidential consultation.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Everyone makes mistakes, but some mistakes should never happen. This is
especially true when a patient’s life and well-being are in another
person’s hands. Unfortunately, medical mistakes and negligence happen
all the time. They can—and do—take many forms.
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
Note that this list is not exhaustive. Any time a medical professional
or medical facility fails to uphold the standard duty of care—which
is the level of care another qualified medical professional/facility would
have reasonably provided—medical malpractice occurs. Victims are
entitled to seek justice and fair compensation for their damages, including
physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial costs from medical bills,
lost wages, and more.
Proving Liability in Medical Malpractice Cases
Providing liability in medical malpractice and negligence cases can be
difficult because doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are
human and mistakes are bound to happen. Just because a doctor fails to
immediately recognize the symptoms of an extremely rare disease or does
not heal someone with cancer does not mean he or she has committed malpractice.
To prove that medical malpractice has occurred, you will need to show that:
The medical professional/facility in question owed you a duty of care. Showing that you were a patient and that a doctor-patient relationship
existed is usually sufficient in proving that the doctor/facility owed
you this duty of care.
The medical professional/facility failed to uphold the standard duty of care. This means that the doctor/nurse/hospital/etc. did not take all reasonable
action that another qualified individual would have taken. For example,
if you visited an emergency room complaining of chest pain but the attending
physician did not order tests to determine if you were having a heart
attack, this could be ruled negligent and a failure to uphold the standard
duty of care.
You suffered injuries, illness, or complications as a result of the failure
to uphold the standard duty of care. In the above example, if the attending physician ignored your symptoms
and sent you home but you
were, in fact, suffering a heart attack and this resulted in serious complications,
you may take legal action. You cannot pursue a claim if you did not suffer
any injuries, even if the doctor/facility was negligent.
You suffered measurable damages as a result of your injuries/illness/complications. Damages may include things like the cost of additional medical treatment
or medications, lost income/wages from time you had to take off work to
recover, emotional distress, and more.
At Lanier Law Group, our North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys can
evaluate the various aspects of your claim and determine if you have grounds
for legal action. If so, we can help you begin building a case aimed at
recovering the maximum compensation you are owed.
Put a Heavyweight in Your Corner
Taking on doctors, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and other medical
professionals and establishments is no easy task. You need an experienced
legal team that knows how to quickly obtain medical records and gather
other applicable evidence to support your claim. You need an attorney
who is willing to fight for you and stand at your side until the conclusion
of your case. You need Lanier Law Group.
Since 1997, we have been helping injured individuals throughout North Carolina
fight for the fair recovery they were owed. With multiple office locations
throughout the state, including
Charlotte, we are fully prepared to help you, too. There is no fee until we successfully
secure compensation on your behalf.
For a no-cost consultation and case evaluation,
contact us online or call (855) 757-4204 today.