Being misdiagnosed by your medical professional can be confusing, hurtful, and even detrimental to your physical and mental health. Doctors are trusted by their patients to provide a certain level of care and attentiveness, which includes properly diagnosing and treating their conditions. Failure to do so is not only negligent, but it breaks that standard of expected care, which can have severe or even deadly results.
If you are currently reeling from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnosis, Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help. With a combined experience of over 100 years, our team of medical malpractice attorneys has the knowledge and drive to get you the compensation you rightfully are owed. For a free legal consultation, give our Framingham office a call at (617) 391-9001 or use our contact form. We will discuss your legal options and what course of action would be most beneficial to your claim.
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Attempting to navigate a medical malpractice claim on your own can be overwhelming. It is also likely that without proper legal representation, you will not receive the damages you deserve. Partnering with a dedicated attorney can be very beneficial to your claim and increase your chances of getting compensation. Additionally, while you focus on rest and recovery, a Framingham misdiagnosis attorney can help with the other following aspects of your case:
In Massachusetts, there is a three year statute of limitations for any medical malpractice claim. This means you have three years from the start of your misdiagnosis to report any negligent behavior. Finding out when exactly the beginning of your claim is can be tricky, as misdiagnoses can take months or even years to identify.
Having a Framingham misdiagnosis lawyer on your side to help walk you through the exact process and get all of your information filed on time is vital to the success of your case.
One of the most important aspects of your case is proving you received substandard care from your medical professional. To recover compensation, you must prove the following occurred:
Your attorney will work diligently to collect evidence to prove the misdiagnosis was unreasonable and showcase the harm it caused you. Medical records and expert opinions will be called upon to build your case.
Massachusetts allows for victims of medical malpractice to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Your eligibility for compensation will be determined with your Framingham misdiagnosis lawyer, who has a full understanding of what exactly you are owed. A breakdown of the different damages you may be entitled to include the following:
Economic damages refer to measurable losses, such as:
A misdiagnosis can come with months of incorrect or faulty treatments and doctor’s visits, which can eat up your time and be extremely costly. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will work alongside you to calculate the economic damages you suffered and fight for you to get every penny.
Non-economic damages are intangible losses awarded to victims of medical malpractice. Some examples of possible claims include pain and suffering, anxiety, depression, disfigurement or scarring, loss of consortium, and more.
Massachusetts state law places a cap on non-economic damages victims of medical malpractice can receive. It is currently placed at $500,000. However, for more severe cases, exceptions can be made. If you and your Framingham misdiagnosis lawyer determine your non-economic damages are worth more than the current cap, they will fight to ensure you receive the amount you deserve.
Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers deeply understands how stressful and overwhelming it can feel to drudge back up all of your pain and suffering while filing your medical malpractice claim. With our people-first approach, our team is here to help make this experience as rewarding as possible. One of our partners, Victoria M. Santaro Mair, has years of experience in medical malpractice and has helped Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers recover millions in compensation for our clients.
Don’t let your doctor get away with their negligent and substandard care. Let us fight for your rights while you focus on recovery with family and friends. For a free legal consultation today, please use our contact form or give us a call at (617) 391-9001.
Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.
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