When doctors, outpatient care facilities, and hospitals fail to provide an adequate standard of care, patients can suffer serious injuries, lasting complications, and even fatal consequences. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional or establishment, you have the right to consult with an Alabama medical malpractice attorney.
An experienced lawyer from Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, can investigate your malpractice incident, build a strong case on your behalf, and pursue the financial remedies you need to manage your injuries and cover losses.
Types of Medical Malpractice Incidents We Can Seek Damages for
Our Alabama personal injury lawyers have represented wrongfully injured individuals since 2006. They’ve worked on nearly every type of medical malpractice case you can imagine. They have the experience and legal knowledge necessary to file a winning insurance claim or medical malpractice lawsuit for injuries caused by any of the following factors:
- Misdiagnosis: Failure to accurately diagnose a medical condition or disease
- Delayed diagnosis: A significant delay in diagnosing a medical condition, leading to worsened outcomes
- Surgical errors: Mistakes made during surgical procedures, such as wrong-site surgery or leaving foreign objects inside the patient
- Medication errors: Administration of the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or improper medication management
- Anesthesia errors: Errors in administering anesthesia during surgery, leading to complications or injuries
- Hospital-acquired infections: Infections acquired during a hospital stay due to inadequate hygiene or negligence
- Failure to obtain informed consent: Performing a medical procedure without obtaining the patient’s informed consent or without providing adequate information about the risks involved
- Lack of follow-up or aftercare: Failure to provide necessary follow-up care or proper aftercare instructions, leading to complications
- Nursing errors: Mistakes made by nurses, such as medication errors, failure to monitor patients, or inadequate patient care
- Radiology or imaging errors: Misinterpretation or misdiagnosis of imaging studies like X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs
- Inadequate communication: Poor communication between healthcare providers, leading to errors or mismanagement of patient care
- Negligent use of medical equipment: Improper use or malfunction of medical devices, causing harm to the patient
If you’ve suffered an injury due to one of the above-listed forms of medical negligence or another one, an Alabama medical malpractice lawyer from our firm can build a solid case on your behalf and fight for the damages you deserve.
How a Lawyer from Alabama Can Prove Your Medical Malpractice Case
To prove a medical malpractice case in Alabama, your attorney must satisfy a certain burden of proof. According to Ala. Code § 6-5-548(a), they’ll have to present substantial evidence that proves medical care professionals failed to exhibit the same level of care and diligence that other similar professionals would have provided in the same situation.
Since there is no cap on medical malpractice damages, insurers will likely do everything they can to deny your claim. This would be a major issue for you and your case if you were to pursue damage without the help of an Alabama medical malpractice lawyer.
Fortunately, an attorney from our team can work hard to gather the evidence they need to satisfy the burden of proof, combat dishonest insurance tactics, and secure the payment you’re owed.
Damages You Could Receive from a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim
When you work with our Alabama medical malpractice attorneys, they’ll pursue every last penny of compensation you’re owed. With our team on your side, you could receive a number of different compensatory damage, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Medical expenses: Depending on the medical malpractice injury you’ve suffered, you could need short-term or long-term care to treat your condition and manage health outcomes. These damages can cover all the medical care expenses you incur, including the cost of surgery, medications, physical therapy, devices, and more.
- Decreased earning capacity: In some cases, malpractice injuries can limit the victim’s physical abilities, forcing them to switch to a lower-paying job that requires less exertion. If that has happened to you, these damages can compensate for your decreased earning ability.
- Lost wages: Sustaining an injury at the hands of a negligent doctor or nurse can put you out of work for weeks, months, or even longer. Luckily, our medical malpractice attorneys from Alabama can pursue compensation to make up for your lost wages.
- Emotional distress: When you trust a doctor or surgeon, and they betray your trust by inflicting a traumatic injury upon you, it can result in negative mental health outcomes. These damages can help you cope with the emotional trauma and psychological turmoil you experience due to your malpractice incident.
How Long You Have to Take Legal Action for Medical Malpractice in Alabama
If you need to take legal action against a medical care provider in Alabama, you’ll want to hire a trusted medical malpractice attorney ASAP. Doing so will not only ensure that you get your payment sooner rather than later, but it will also give your attorney the time they need to satisfy the state’s statute of limitations.
According to the statute, which can be found in Ala. Code § 6-5-482, you have two years from the date that the malpractice incident occurred to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Failure to act within the prescribed time frame could cause your case to be dismissed, which would bar you from getting the financial relief you need to cover your losses.
The good news is that our attorneys can work quickly to get your suit filed within the state’s filing deadline. As long as you reach out to a medical malpractice attorney from our team in Alabama as soon after your incident as possible, we’ll be able to get your suit submitted in a timely manner.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Committed Attorney From Our Team
Our firm has recovered over $3 Billion for clients like yourself and has received an AVVO Preeminent Rating, has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama, ABOTA, and has partners who are board-certified in Trial Advocacy. If you choose to work with an Alabama medical malpractice attorney from our team, you can be confident that they have what it takes to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
To get started on your case, contact the team at Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC, and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. They’ll meet with you one-on-one to discuss your malpractice accident, injuries, and options for recovery. We look forward to hearing from you soon and fighting for the results you deserve!