Butler Medical Malpractice Attorney
You place a lot of trust in the physicians and medical professionals you choose to provide your medical care. You expect a lot from them as well, including a high standard of care in their profession. When something goes wrong with your medical care, one of the chief feelings you may experience is betrayal. This feeling may be compounded when they stop talking to you about the problem to protect themselves from litigation. In Butler County, if you are searching for answers after a medical malpractice injury, the attorneys of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. can help you get the answers you seek.
Our attorneys have real world experience in medical malpractice cases and can help you determine what went wrong in your care. We are familiar with reading medical forms and can point you in the right direction to find high-quality follow-up care after your injury. We will gather the medical evidence, seek professional testimony, and get qualified medical opinions on your case. We go the extra mile to see to it that you get a clear picture of what went wrong in your case and what should have happened.
Not All Errors Are Malicious
Medical professionals genuinely attempt to provide the best care most of the time. However, the demands of their work can create circumstances in which mistakes occur due to a lack of attention or failing to live up to the standards their profession demands. Not every error is due to a mistake committed by a doctor, some errors occur through actions or inactions of other parties as well. A lack of disclosure of possible risks, a failure to communicate all the possible complications of a treatment plan, or a failure to explore all the available options for your treatment, may result in injury just as surely as a mistake during surgery. Whatever the cause of your injury, our legal professionals can help you get the justice you need and the compensation you deserve.
Defining Medical Malpractice
“Standard of care” details the accepted form of treatment for a patient’s condition. Medical professionals rely on established techniques for treatment of varied ailments and afflictions. If a nurse, doctor, surgeon, or any kind of medical professional fails to follow the established procedures without justification, this often constitutes a case of malpractice.
After the plaintiff decides that they want to pursue legal action, the law requires the following conditions to prove malpractice:
- Evidence of relationship. The law requires plaintiffs to supply evidence of a doctor-patient relationship.
- Causation. Plaintiffs can only pursue action for immediate results of negligence. Plaintiffs must establish to the court that damages occurred due to the defendant’s
negligence, not some other cause.
- Negligence. Plaintiffs must demonstrate to the court the ways in which the medical professional acted negligently.
- Actual harm. Plaintiffs must prove that the negligence resulted in measurable damage or injury. Patients cannot sue for malpractice if someone’s negligence didn’t result in injury or suffering.
Contact Us Today
When you contact the law offices of Dallas W. Hartman, we will help you set up a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. During this meeting, we will help you determine if your case is worth pursuing and explain what the process would be going forward. Should you allow us to work on your case, you will not owe us anything unless we are able to collect a settlement on your behalf.
The people of Butler County deserve legal representation that looks out for their interests. Reach out to us today to start getting the answers you need.