malpractice is a subset of personal
injury wherein a claimant brings formal
legal action against a healthcare
provider. Healthcare providers include
doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and
many times, even the hospital itself
(under a theory of vicarious liability).
Medical malpractice is a complex area of
law where the plaintiff (victim) must
often rely on expert testimony
(generally from other health care
providers) demonstrating that his or her
particular healthcare providerís actions
fell below the standard of care, thereby
causing the plaintiff injury.
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
cases are generally handled on a
contingency fee. If the
attorney obtains monetary recovery for
the client (through settlement or
trial), the attorney usually retains
one-third of all monies collected,
the costs incurred in pursuing the case.
If you feel that you or a loved one has
been wrongfully injured, please contact
this office to arrange for a free
consultation. Bear in mind, there is a
strict statute of limitations (the time
allowed under the law to commence legal
action) in these cases, so it is
imperative to discuss your case with an
attorney sooner than later.