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What is malpractice?

When a doctor, nurse, surgeon or other medical professional is negligent or acts out of malfeasance, which results in harm to a patient, medical malpractice has occurred. If you have been victimized by medical malpractice, you can file a lawsuit against the medical establishment with the help of a Denver medical malpractice attorney.

Can you name a few examples of medical malpractice?

Many birth injuries, surgical errors, nurse mistakes, prescription errors and misdiagnoses are a result of medical malpractice. If you have been victimized by a medical error that resulted in the illness or injury of you or a loved one, a Denver medical malpractice lawyer can help you evaluate whether or not you have a legitimate claim.

Who is liable for medical malpractice?

Anyone who is responsible may be liable, which may include physicians, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, medical offices, hospitals, and managed care organizations.

What am I eligible to receive if I file a lawsuit?

Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to an array of damages, including medical expenses, therapy, lost income, disfigurement, lost companionship, pain, suffering, punitive damages, lost quality of life and/or wrongful death.

How can I win a case?

Your Denver medical malpractice attorney will need to prove that the injury was a result of negligence or wrongdoing on behalf of the party accused. This means we will usually need to speak with expert witnesses in the field including doctors and insurance representatives.

What is the statute of limitations?

This is a limit to how long you have to file a case. If you wait too long, you may waive your right to sue, which is why it is critical you contact a Denver medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you feel you have been wronged.

If you have any other questions, please call The Law Office of Titus Peterson and schedule a consultation.