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Medical Malpractice Claims: Protecting Your Health

Where our health is concerned, we put our trust in the hands of medical professionals. When we have medical issues that need diagnosis and treatment, there is nothing more important than our healthcare professionals being knowledgeable and skillful. Even though the majority of healthcare workers do an extraordinary job, there are unfortunate instances when doctors, nurses, and caregivers make avoidable mistakes that can lead to further injury, illness, or even death. It can be devastating to be made aware that a trusted medical professional or facility did not provide you with the standard level of care you expected and deserved. 

When this happens, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. If you or someone you love is a victim of improper medical care or medical neglect that led to severe and unexpected complications, it’s imperative to have legal representation who can guide you through the intricate process and advocate on your behalf. Our North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer, Harry H. Albritton, Jr., and our team of experienced legal staff are unfaltering in helping you get the settlement you deserve.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

There are four elements of medical malpractice that you need to show:

  • The physician or facility owed a professional standard of care
  • There was a breach of duty
  • The victim suffered injuries as a result of the negligence
  • There were financial or intangible losses

The Physician/Facility Owed You a Professional Standard of Care

You need to show that you were a patient and that a doctor-patient relationship existed to prove that a standard of care was owed to you.

These are examples of doctor and patient relationships:

  • An attending physician in the emergency room
  • An obstetrician monitoring a pregnancy and delivering a baby
  • A nurse practitioner who is the family’s primary care provider
  • A surgeon performing a procedure

There Was a Breach of Duty

Proving that there was a breach of duty can be quite difficult. There are many ways a breach of duty can occur and it can be difficult and sometimes impossible to pinpoint exactly how the breach occurred without the help of a medical expert.

The Victim Suffered Injuries as a Result of the Negligence

Medical malpractice cases must include an injury to the victim. A violation of the standard of care alone is not malpractice. It can be a new injury or illness, a worsening of their existing condition, or emotional harm. The evidence to prove this element comes from the victim’s medical records, medical expert testimony, and the victim’s own statements.

In addition to showing that injury or illness occurred from the incident, the plaintiff must be able to show that the injury caused severe, long-term damage, including:

  • Disability
  • Chronic pain
  • Emotional distress and hardship
  • Significant medical expenses

There Were Financial and Intangible Losses

There must be a value in the case for you to recover compensation for the injuries you or your loved one suffered due to medical malpractice.

To prove you experienced damages, you need to collect your:

  • Medical bills
  • Evidence of lost wages and benefits
  • Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses
  • Documentation of other losses you experienced

Additionally, you more than likely have noneconomic damages that our medical malpractice lawyer can help put a value on.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Our medical malpractice team has worked on a wide variety of cases.

Some of the most common examples of medical negligence or malpractice include:

  • Birth injuries that result in developmental or physical disability
  • Failure to diagnose properly
  • Release from medical care too soon
  • Lack of follow-up or aftercare
  • Prescription errors
  • Emergency room efforts
  • Surgical errors
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Nursing errors
  • Procedural errors
  • Neglecting to take the patient’s history

Medical Malpractice Settlements

The amount of compensation you receive in a settlement is determined by two main factors:

  • Special Damages: These include itemized, specific costs related to the incident, including lost wages, medical bills, and estimates of future costs of the injury.
  • Noneconomic Damages: These include the physical and emotional costs of your injury, such as chronic pain, permanent injury or disability, disfigurement, or emotional trauma.

Punitive damages are in the noneconomic damages category; however, they are factored differently. Punitive damages are specifically awarded to the plaintiff to punish the defendant. These are usually only awarded in the most serious and egregious cases.

Why Choose Irons & Irons, P.A.?

It’s imperative to have an experienced legal expert fighting for your case when improper medical care has led to a serious injury, illness, or death. You need someone on your side who can help you get the settlement you are owed and deserve. At Irons & Irons, P.A., you will find a legal team led by Attorney Harry H. Albritton who is knowledgeable and skilled at negotiating a fair settlement or litigating your case in order to hold the responsible parties who are at fault accountable. Our team includes a registered nurse who is able to break down medical records to get an in-depth insight into your case. We also have a network of experts who are able to provide critical information and obtain witness testimony if necessary. Most importantly, you will receive personal attention from your attorney, who will walk you through every step of your case and is available for questions and answers. This is a difficult time. We understand. You don’t need to go through it alone.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer in North Carolina

When you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence or malpractice, contact Irons & Irons, P.A. to handle your case. We can provide a free case review and consultation to assist you in determining your next step. Our firm accepts medical malpractice cases in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Wilmington, Asheville, Winston-Salem, and the entire state of North Carolina. To set up a consultation with Attorney Harry H. Albritton, call us today at  919-899-7200 or complete the free case review.