How do I know if I am a victim of medical malpractice?

Not every bad outcome from medical treatment is malpractice. However, when an avoidable error is made that causes harm to you, it may rise to the level of medical malpractice and merit pursuit of a legal claim.

In general, health care providers of all kinds have a legal obligation to meet accepted standards of medical care when they provide service to patients. Malpractice is considered to be doing something a reasonably prudent health care provider would not do or failing to take actions that a reasonably prudent health care provider would have taken in the same or similar circumstances.

If negligence arose in your medical treatment, you must demonstrate that it caused you harm that deserves to be compensated.

At Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, we believe that any severe injury, illness or death that was unexpected and occurred during medical treatment should be independently investigated. This means having the circumstances of the case reviewed by someone with appropriate knowledge and experience that is not connected to the medical personnel or the medical institution involved.

Our experienced attorneys can look at your case and do the work necessary to determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim, without charge to you. If the evidence shows medical malpractice, we can pursue a claim on your behalf.

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