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Aggressive Denver Attorneys Seek Medical Malpractice Compensation

Reliable legal assistance when substandard medical care causes harm

You see a healthcare provider to get better, not to have your health problems compounded. Yet, thousands of Americans every year suffer painful, often permanent, harm because of medical and surgical errors. Medical malpractice cases are particularly difficult because it’s not always clear that a provider performed below the acceptable level of care, or that the provider’s error directly caused a poor outcome. But, at Lampert & Walsh, LLC, we are determined to assist injured patients. After more than 35 years, we have the experience and resources to fully investigate your case, we have trustworthy medical and surgical experts with whom we confer, and we have a track record of success in settlement negotiations and at trial.

Common types of medical malpractice in Colorado

Medical malpractice occurs when a provider delivers a substandard level of care according to accepted practice, and, as a result, harm befalls a patient. Common medical mistakes that may amount to malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to take an accurate history
  • Failure to order indicated tests
  • Misreading test results
  • Prescription drug errors
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Failure to disclose risks of treatment
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Post-operative infections
  • Failure to monitor

Our attorneys work to hold negligent caregivers accountable, including anesthetists, chiropractors, dentists, doctors, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes, radiologists and surgeons.

Limits on damage awards and time to file a claim in Colorado

Colorado has capped non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases at $250,000. This does not limit how much you can recover for medical bills, lost earnings or other purely economic losses. It does limit how much you can recover from a healthcare provider for your pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium and other intangible damages.

In Colorado, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years from the date of the injury. However, many patients are often unaware for a period of time that their provider has made a mistake or that they have been injured. Under the discovery rule, the statute of limitations does not begin running until the date that the patient knows or should have known of the injury due to malpractice.

Let a determined malpractice attorney in Denver manage your injury case

If a doctor or other healthcare provider has injured you due to substandard care, let an experienced injury attorney at Lampert & Walsh, LLC evaluate your claim for free. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay any legal fees until we obtain a settlement or jury verdict for you. Medical malpractice cases require knowledge and experience to resolve favorably. For your best results, call us today or contact our Denver office online.