Medical malpractice is the term for medical negligence. When accidents happen during or due to a lack of proper medical treatment, these incidents are not the fault of the patient.
At the same time, medical malpractice cases are often some of the hardest cases to receive compensation from, as medical defense lawyers will fight accusations of wrongdoing tooth and nail. You need to find a law firm that specializes in this area of law not just a personal injury attorney with no experience. At Lampert & Walsh, LLC we have been working as Denver medical malpractice attorneys ever since the firm was established. Mr. Brian Lampert has been an attorney for over 35 years and has spent much of his practice doing medical accident and medical malpractice cases in the State of Colorado.
When Denver medical malpractice accidents occur, a patient is usually sick, injured, or seeking help and advise of a medical professional. When the hospital or doctor end up injuring a patient due to medical malpractice, the patient is left feeling betrayed and hurt, both emotionally and physically. Patients will often blame themselves and wonder if they should even pursue an action against a hospital or physician when all they were trying to do was “help”.
Sometimes injuries occur due to simple accidents rather than direct neglect, however many of these accidents still fall below the standard of care in the State of Colorado. It is those incidents of medical malpractice that require action on the part of the patient to protect their rights. You need to find a law firm that has experience in regard to representing patients injured as a result of a medical accident or malpractice.
Generally, these types of case have a statute of limitations of 2 years and a law suit must be filed from the date the medical accident took place. There are some exceptions to this rule that may be applicable to your specific case. However, given the complexity of these cases, it is generally better to retain a law firm as soon as you think you may want to bring an action against a hospital, hospital staff, doctors, nurse, physicians or other medical provider.
Many medical malpractice cases generally require that a medical professional “review” the medical records and conduct of the hospital and/or physician to establish if the care and treatment was below the standard of care in the State of Colorado. It generally takes time for any law firm to gather the medical records, review the content of those records, obtain any incident reports from the hospital or medical facility, and have an expert review those records and reports. This review process helps establish the “basis” and theory for the case and can usually give the patient a better understanding of the medical accident being alleged.
If you believe you are a victim of a medical malpractice, contact us today and let us give you a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. Let our Denver medical malpractice lawyers evaluate your case and see if there is something that can be done for you.