Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you need a Clearwater medical malpractice attorney, call Dolman Law today.
We specialize in personal injury law and offer FREE case evaluations!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is an old saying that most people have heard. It has a simple message. Eat well and you will be well, thus having no need to see a doctor. This may be a good thing in more ways than you might realize. The third leading cause of death in the United States is iatrogenic causes, or medical error. The numbers are staggering. Medical malpractice is a very real danger to our population.
A doctor’s office and hospitals are places we are supposed to go to feel safe and well taken care of. Most of the time things do not go wrong. However, unnecessary injury and death do occur in these settings every day. And the costs can be dire. In 31% of lawsuits brought against a medical professional, the injured person died. Nearly one in three mistakes by a medical profession result in someone’s death. In 47% of such lawsuits, the injured person suffered a major or permanent injury. As Clearwater medical malpractice attorneys we make sure our clients are properly represented and legally protected.
As a patient have you been neglected by your health care provider? Did they fail to take action—or did they take the wrong action and you are paying the price for it?
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to provide appropriate treatment
- Unreasonable delay in treatment
- Treatment without consent
All of these things are grounds for talking to one of our Clearwater medical malpractice attorneys today. This is a very complex and technical practice; you need an experienced lawyer on your side. At Dolman Law Group, personal injury lawyers dedicated to getting our clients what they deserve.
What is medical malpractice?
It can encompass a lot of things. It is when medical treatment has fallen short of the practice standard. The defendant is the health care provider and the plaintiff if is the patient. Four basic parts to a medical malpractice case are: the provider did not perform a duty, the provider did not perform a duty properly, the duty performed caused injury directly, and this duty caused damage.
How a Clearwater Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help
We are the ones who will be able to adequately file the lawsuit against the health care provider for compensation of lost wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering. Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of medical malpractice law. We know who to consult and which questions to ask, we can get you the reimbursements you deserve. Although this may be an overwhelming process for you, life altering, even, we are experienced with these cases. Just like it is probably not the first time your healthcare provider will be forced to legally defend themselves, it will not be our first time aggressively defending the rights of our client.
If you have been injured, we highly recommend you contact a Clearwater medical malpractice attorney at the Dolman Law Group immediately. We have experience holding physicians accountable for their mistakes. We only represent the injured, never the interests of insurance carriers.
Alarming Medical Malpractice Statistics
- More than one hundred and six thousand (106,000) people die every year in the United States as a result of adverse reaction to medications.
- More than eighty thousand (80,000) people die every year in the United States as a result of infections they contract from the hospital.
- More than twenty thousand (20,000) people die every year in the United States as a result of general and unspecified hospital errors.
- More than twelve thousand (12,000) people die every year in the United States as a result of unnecessary surgery.
- More than eight thousand (8,000) people die every year in the United States as a result of medication errors in hospitals.
These statistics represent all types of doctors at all stages of treatment. However, the nature of the medical service and the point of treatment can have a significant impact on these risks.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a medical malpractice it is important to understand your rights and your legal options. It is also important to note that 93% of medical malpractice cases settle before trial- lessening the potential time that it will take you to recover for your injuries.
Our passion is helping people in their time of need. Please call us today so one of our Clearwater medical malpractice attorneys can help you with this difficult and sensitive issue. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Call today: 727-451-6900.