Medical malpractice is professional negligence or error that causes injury or death to the patient. If you or a loved one are a victim of this, a medical malpractice attorney from Moore Law Firm can help you navigate the ins and outs of the Alabama legal system to ensure that justice is served and that you receive proper compensation. You have already suffered enough; your experience in the court system should not be just as grievous as any injuries sustained.
What Amounts to Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, can occur in several ways. In some cases, it is the failure to diagnose an illness. In others, it is the improper treatment of one’s illness, whether that be through prescription drug errors and issues or mistakes made during surgery. It can also be delaying treatment for an unnecessarily long amount of time, which can result in the patient’s worsening illness or death. Medical malpractice suits can be leveled against all licensed health professionals, including mental health providers, doctors, and counselors.
How Can I Prove Medical Negligence?
In Alabama, there is a heightened burden on the plaintiff to prove negligence on the part of the medical provider. Cases of this nature are not taken lightly nor should they be. It is of the utmost necessity that the plaintiff retains an expert witness who practices in the same field as the defendant. The expert witness in this case will have the same highly specialized knowledge as the provider in question, and will be able to more accurately attest as to whether or not negligence occurred in the course of the patient’s treatment. This, in the eyes of the court, gives much more credibility to the case and ultimately can help the plaintiff win their suit.
How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help
It’s common to have a litany of questions when facing these proceedings, and our team will take great care to provide you with answers to all of them. View our FAQ for answers to common questions. Cases of this nature are among the most technical to pursue, and you will almost certainly be met with fierce resistance from the defense, who will do everything in their power to make the victim seem like the negligent party, not the healthcare provider. Alabama is particularly severe in this regard. The state’s “contributory negligence” rule deems that if the court determines the plaintiff was even slightly careless in regard to their injury or treatment that is at the center of the court proceedings, they will accordingly be barred from receiving any damages whatsoever.
The fees involved in this area of law are some of the most prohibitive in the entire legal sphere. It often costs $100,000 or more to retain the services of an expert witness for a medical malpractice case, which is not something that either party will take lightly and why most attorneys can only take catastrophic injury or death cases.
You want to make sure that you’ve retained a seasoned attorney, one with proven experience winning cases of this nature and providing the best outcome. A specialized firm is the right way to go in these instances. Through the services of a team of this nature, you stand a much better chance of winning your case.
Call Moore Law Firm today at 251-445-7602 to schedule a consultation.