About Lawsuits Medical
We are committed to bring you all of the latest news and information that you need to make an informed decision as to whether to pursue a medical lawsuit for your situation. News about the medical profession and potential and current lawsuits is fed into the site on a regular basis so you should always be up to date. We believe that if the medical industry has been negligent and that you have suffered as a result, you are entitled to challenge this and use the law to be compensated for the injuries and suffering that you have been caused.
Medical Malpractice Law
In the United States, medical malpractice law has been derived from English common law and developed using various state courts rulings. They are commonplace in the United States and many lawsuits have been filed. The claimant must demonstrate that the physician was negligent in rendering care to the patient and as such this resulted in patient injury. In the case of drug manufacturers and medical device manufacturers the claimant must demonstrate that the companies did not protect the safety of the users and did not disclose potential side effects with adequate warnings etc. If damages are awarded they normally take into account actual economic loss and noneconomic loss as a result of pain and suffering.
Most Medical Lawsuits Have Merit
Research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health found that on average, 97% of medical lawsuit claims have merit. The research analyzed over 1400 closed medical claims and found that 80% of them involved death or a serious injury. This shatters the myth that the malpractice system is full of frivolous litigation claims.
The Institute of Medicine claims that only one in eight people who have suffered medical malpractice injuries actually file a medical lawsuit. It is estimated that 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice and hundreds of thousands more have non fatal injuries that they are suffering from. Despite these large numbers, medical lawsuits are relatively uncommon.
Getting The Right Advice
This website is for information purposes only. It is here to help you take further action if you believe that you have a good medical lawsuit case. If you decide to proceed with your case then you will need the help and support of a professional medical lawsuit lawyer. These people are experienced in such cases and will bring all of their know how to examining your case. On specific pages of the site we have provided links that lead to a form to be filled out that will connect with these specialist medical lawsuit attorneys. You are urged to use these to ensure that you find the right legal help.
If you have any questions that have not been answered with the information contained on this website then please use the contact form here to ask your question and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible. Please remember that we are not lawyers and often the questions that we receive need to be referred to a qualified medical lawsuit lawyer.
We wish you good health and all the best with your medical lawsuit.