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Medical Malpractice Questions And Answers
Whether you think you or someone you know might have a case, it is likely that you have questions about what medical malpractice is and how filing a claim works. The attorneys at Reinig, Barber & Henry strive to provide important information upfront so you can make an informed decision.
The following are some commonly asked questions and answers about medical malpractice. We hope you find them helpful.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care provider deviates from the accepted standard of care in a way that causes harm or injury to the patient. Examples of medical malpractice include birth trauma, misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication, surgical errors and failure to diagnose a condition.
What Damages Can I Recover?
Depending on your specific circumstances, it may be possible to recover compensation for past and future medical bills related to the malpractice, lost wages or loss of ability to earn an income. In some cases, noneconomic damages may also be awarded, which could include compensation for pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life.
How Much Do You Charge?
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee of the gross recovery on a medical malpractice case. If there is no recovery, nothing is owed. Experts frequently must be hired, and the attorney advances those expenses with the right to be reimbursed at the end of the case.
What Should I Do If I Think I Have A Claim?
Medical malpractice cases are often difficult to prove because doctors are often unwilling to testify against their fellow practitioners. If you think you have a case for medical malpractice, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
At Reinig, Barber & Henry, we have access to highly qualified medical professionals who are prepared to give their evaluation of medical malpractice cases.
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We listen to your story in a free consultation and help you determine what steps to take next. To schedule a consultation with one of the attorneys at Reinig, Barber & Henry, call 509-735-0535, or fill out an online contact form.