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What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice
About Medical Negligence
After conducting years of research, our law firm, Norman Yatooma & Associates, made alarming conclusions that every medical malpractice victim should be informed of. Not only are we highly qualified in this field, we understand the vast implications of this growing phenomenon.
Medical negligence has acquired a sordid reputation over the years. Purportedly, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a major medical association. In the year of 2012 alone, more than $3 billion were disbursed in successful medical malpractice lawsuits. Considering that a medical malpractice related payout is given every 43 seconds, the vital necessity of a medical malpractice lawyer is fundamentally clear. Sometimes, these situations are inevitable, which is why our legal representation is here.
While people can decrease their likelihood of facing these types of suits by taking the right precautions, some situations are simply unavoidable. In spite of the regulations, safety measures, and professionalism that health providers offer, there are troubling circumstances that arise in the field of medicine. When medical malpractice issues emerge, every patient must safeguard him/herself with the proper legal representation. At Norman Yatooma & Associates, we pride ourselves in our ability to not only successfully prove malpractice cases, but also win for the client the much deserved financial settlement.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a professional in the healthcare industry, who is licensed to provide health services, diverges from the standardized regimen of care for a patient and produces harm.
Are you a victim?
In order to gauge your eligibility for a medical negligence claim, you must first determine if you have a valid claim in the first place. If the negligence resulted in injury or harm for you, then you may have a valid claim. Using discretion, in depth research and experience, our attorneys at Norman Yatooma & Associates can tell if you have a case. Norman Yatooma & Associates can ensure that you have the incontrovertible proof needed to succeed in court.
How Medical Malpractice Should Be Handled
The Norman Yatooma & Associates law firm aspires for the highest standards, and believes that our clients and potential clients should never settle for less. Some health providers offer their patients apologies to forgo the likelihood of a malpractice claim. Furthermore, many insurance companies offer settlements as an alternative to litigation. However, never accept a settlement without first speaking to a medical malpractice lawyer. The settlement provided may not accommodate the full extent of your injuries. However, our medical malpractice lawyers may be able to guarantee more financial compensation, which you rightfully deserve depending on the extent of your injuries and the nature of the case.
Of course, there is a significant financial and time investment associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit, which is why a competent and adept firm such as Norman Yatooma & Associates is needed. Pursuing this type of lawsuit has a fairly high failing rate. Furthermore, medical malpractice prosecution is exceedingly expensive in most cases. However, if 200,000 American deaths results from medical malpractice each year, this is clearly a vital issue. As a leading, full-service law firm, we can come to your aid.
Our medical malpractice attorneys can be an invaluable asset, in terms of screening your case for viability. No qualified attorney will pursue a medical malpractice case unless there is incontrovertible evidence, as well as a high likelihood of success.
Steps to Take
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, your first step should entail contacting a highly experience attorney from our offices, as all of our professionals have a superb track record. Our seasoned attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your case, retrieve relevant medical records, interview patients and loved ones, etc.
These lawsuits are constricted by a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations dictates a deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed. However, statute of limitation laws are state specific. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you pursue legal counsel in the state in which the malpractice occurred.
Facts to Consider
The number of medical malpractice claims continues to decrease markedly. However, lawsuits are sometimes filed frivolously, and because of this, states have restricted lawsuit claims with a number of stipulations, rendering some malpractice claims useless. Many of these restrictions reduce the monetary compensation that a patient can receive from such a claim, which can be taxing for a seriously injured person. Every patient deserves consummate care and justice. Many patients who are dismissed by courts defer to insurance settlements instead, which can also prove burdensome. However, at Norman Yatooma & Associates, our qualified attorneys will make sure that you receive justice if your case has potential.
Some Patients Avoid Malpractice Claims
Some patients refrain from filing medical malpractice claims. In some cases, they fear a significant hike in their medical fees and costs. They also fear the costs that are associated with litigation.
What To Do Next
Quite often, a health care provider’s individual state (e.g. their mental state) has a far more dramatic impact on their performance than the actual procedure itself. Regardless, if you feel that you have been wrongly subjected to medical negligence, contact Norman Yatooma & Associates right away to see if your case has promise in the legal system.