Everything You Need to Know About Bringing a Legal Claim for Birth Injuries and Surgical Errors With George L. Phillips, M.D., Esq.
Bringing a medical malpractice case can be complicated and difficult to pursue, especially when birth injuries or surgical errors are involved. George L. Phillips, M.D., Esq. provides this concise resource to help guide you in the process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for any type of birth injury or surgery-related mistake.
Make sure your case is within the statute of limitations.
Before you bring a medical malpractice case for birth injuries or surgical errors, it is important to make sure your case falls within the statute of limitations for your state. This means that you must file your claim within a certain period of time from when the injury or death occurred. Many states impose different deadlines depending on what type of injury it is and when it was discovered, so make sure to double-check the particular requirements relevant to the claim you’re bringing.
Understand the claims that may be eligible for compensation.
Depending on what type of surgery was performed, different types of medical malpractice claims may be applicable to your case. Examples of surgical error-related claims include wrong site/wrong procedure, failure to diagnose, errors related to anesthesia and medication, errors in post-operative care, and birth injury-related claims. It is important to understand which type of claim most accurately describes the situation before bringing a formal legal complaint.
Do your research to establish a medical error occurred.
To successfully establish liability for a medical error, you must prove that the injury or death occurred as a result of negligence or intent on the part of a healthcare provider. To do this, it is important to research applicable laws and regulations and look into medical records, expert witness testimony, patient history, medical textbooks, and other sources. This will help you build your case and prove the healthcare provider was at fault.
Gather all relevant evidence for your case.
It is imperative to provide your lawyer with the necessary evidence for any medical malpractice case. This includes all medical records, insurance documents, hospital information, and any reports describing the accident or injury. If there are any witnesses who can testify in court regarding the occurrence of the birth injury or surgical error, they should also be identified, and their contact information should be provided to your attorney. All of this evidence will help strengthen your case and increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
Get the right legal representation for your case.
Before bringing a legal claim, it is essential to seek experienced representation. At Dozier Law, George L. Phillips, M.D., Esq., has been helping injured families bring medical malpractice cases since 2013. We provide personalized and customized services to our clients, giving them the individual attention they deserve during this difficult time. With our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we are well-equipped to help you understand your rights and get the compensation you need for any claims related to birth injuries or surgical errors.
If you or a family member has suffered due to medical malpractice because of surgical errors or birth injuries, the qualified attorneys at Dozier Law can help! We understand that in these hard times, it may be difficult for you to take on additional emotional and physical stress. That is why we are here to offer compassionate legal counsel and walk with you through every step you may need to take. Call 844-4DOZIER or contact us online today to schedule a risk-free and confidential consultation.