Your health is important, which is why you take it seriously when going to the doctor and choosing a healthcare professional. There is also a certain standard of care you expect to be met when under the care of a doctor or nurse. When your care is breached due to reckless actions or negligence on the behalf of your healthcare professional, it is considered medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can range in severity and can take a serious toll on your physical and mental health. It can also get quite expensive. If you have fallen victim to the negligence of your healthcare provider, whether it be an incorrect prescription, misdiagnosis, or surgical error, you are owed compensation for your damages. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is here to guide you through the process and help you get the results you need to move past your accident. To speak to a compassionate attorney today, use our contact form or call (617) 391-9001.
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Suffering an injury due to the inadequate care of your doctor, nurse, or healthcare facility can lead to serious medical bills. When you have Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers in your corner, you are giving yourself access to a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who will fight diligently for you to receive a high settlement offer that actually covers the cost of your losses. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Massachusetts currently has a damage cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice claims. Additionally, if your injury was a direct result of gross negligence, you may be entitled to punitive damages. This compensation is reserved for cases where the liable party has exhibited a wanton disregard for their duty of care and is not calculated based on your damages.
Navigating the confusing terrain of a personal injury claim while recovering from a medical malpractice injury can get overwhelming. When you partner with a prestigious Brockton medical malpractice attorney, they will immediately get to work on the following important aspects of your case while you focus on healing:
Massachusetts currently has a three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim. This means you have three years from the date of the injury to file all necessary paperwork. This documentation will detail your injuries and inform the insurance company of your losses. Failure to do so can result in a low settlement offer or the need to file for reevaluation.
Medical malpractice claims can be unique in that the date of injury is sometimes unclear. Incorrect prescriptions or blatant surgical errors don’t also present themselves immediately, so if you have any confusion about when your claim should be filed, your attorney can handle that for you.
After your first consultation, your attorney will begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding your medical malpractice injury. This will include the collection of evidence that will need to be assessed for relevance. Examples of evidence your attorney may gather can include detailed medical records, photographs of your injury, hospital records, and even expert testimony.
This evidence will be used to establish the healthcare provider as negligent and, therefore, liable for your injuries.
Using the collected evidence, your Brockton medical malpractice lawyer will establish a liable party. This is generally done by demonstrating negligence has occurred through the following four points:
With fault established, you are able to file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance for compensation. If the insurance company tries to shift blame or does not offer an adequate settlement, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is prepared to take your case to court.
With over 45 years of experience, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers possess the knowledge and compassion necessary to handle your complicated medical malpractice case with the seriousness it deserves. Our attorneys have helped successfully recover millions of dollars in compensation for our medical malpractice clients. When your case is under the care of co-founding partner and recognized Rising Star J. Tucker Merrigan, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands.
Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.
There are no fees or costs unless we win your case!