Medical Malpractice FAQs
Are You Looking for Answers after an Injury Due to Medical Treatment?
It’s complicated and confusing when you suffer an injury resulting from medical care that was supposed to help you.
You may be entitled to compensation to set things right.
The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm helps people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee seek what’s fair and repair their lives in the aftermath of faulty medical care.
To help you understand the issues involved, we’ve gathered, below, answers to common questions about medical malpractice.
What Situations Can Give You a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Do I have a medical malpractice claim if a doctor diagnosed my illness incorrectly?
You could. Not every case of a wrong or missed diagnosis gives you a claim, but if the doctor deviated from proper standards of care, you may have legal recourse.
Do I have a medical malpractice claim if a pharmacy got my prescription wrong, causing harm?
Medication errors and pharmacy malpractice, whether because of a wrong prescription, wrong dosage or overlooked drug interaction, can lead to a medical malpractice claim.
Is it a matter of medical malpractice when my baby is harmed during childbirth?
It can be. The causes of some birth injuries are beyond a doctor’s control. But when the injury results from medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
What if a doctor read my x-ray or other scan wrong, leading to complications?
It’s possible, but these radiology error cases can be complicated, so you may need other medical experts to review your situation.
What happens if I have complications from surgery? Is that medical malpractice?
Complications from surgery don’t always mean that the surgeon did something wrong. But surgical errors leading to surgical injury can mean you deserve compensation.
What kinds of injuries can give me a medical malpractice claim?
You can be hurt during medical care in many ways, including brain injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, organ failure and much more. No matter your type of injury caused by medical practice, we recommend getting a lawyer to review your case.
What Are the Financial Ramifications of a Medical Malpractice Claim?
How much money can I get in a medical malpractice case?
This will always vary by each individual person. Factors include the severity of your injury, the additional medical costs it caused and the expected long-term effect on your life. At The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, some of our cases have involved settlements of hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions. But that’s not a guarantee that you’ll get the same amount.
Do I have to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims can involve either negotiating with the insurance companies for doctors and hospitals, or filing a lawsuit, or both.
How much does it cost to get a medical malpractice lawyer?
Nothing up front. At The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, like other firms that handle medical malpractice and personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid when we secure a settlement or win a judgment for you. Our fee comes from part of your ultimate injury compensation. The client will owe us cost reimbursement in addition to our fee if there is a recovery, but in the event there is no recovery, we will absorb the costs and you will not be required to reimburse the costs. If you’re in more pain because of the mistakes of health care providers, contact us directly for answers on your individual situation.