Jonesboro Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Hospitals, doctors, and nurses all play large roles in our lives. From birth until death, these professionals and institutions are tasked with caring for us when we need them the most. We place our trust in them. Unfortunately, doctors are susceptible to negligence and mistakes. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to use the appropriate standard of care in treating a patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a healthcare professional’s negligence, the Jonesboro personal injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are available to speak with you today and discuss your legal options. We are a large regional law firm dedicated to helping innocent victims, and we have multiple Arkansas offices to serve your legal needs.
Asserting a Medical Malpractice Claim Under Arkansas Law
Healthcare malpractice claims take many different forms and could occur under the hands of a number of different medical professionals in Jonesboro or Craighead County. Common forms of medical negligence are as follows:
- Medical negligence during childbirth – such as Cerebral Palsy or other birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis – when doctors diagnose you with the incorrect medical condition
- Surgical errors – such as operating on the wrong limb or body part or leaving foreign objects in your body
- Anesthesia errors – such as administering too much anesthesia or the incorrect drug
- Medication errors – prescribing the wrong medication or a medication the patient is allergic to
- Failure to diagnose – when doctors fails to connect the dots between your symptoms and a medical condition, which results in no action being taken
Recovery under Arkansas medical malpractice claims all revolve around whether the medical professional breached his or her standard of care while providing health-related services to you. To prove the applicable standard of care, you may look to the locality at which the treatment was provided or other similar localities across the state. Moreover, the standard of care could depend on factors such as your gender, age, and medical conditions.
Medical malpractice claims are multifaceted and generally require an in-depth understanding of complex facts and medicine. In most cases, medical experts are used to prove or disprove an alleged medical malpractice. Handling personal injury cases for more than 30 years in the Jonesboro area, our medical malpractice lawyers have access to qualified experts and possess the resources to consult with and retain experts to review medical records and testify on your behalf. Hiring the right experts can make a significant difference in your case, as doctors and hospitals will be able to hire their own experts to testify against yours.
Once liability has been established, you will then have to put on proof of the damages you sustained as a result of the negligence. Injured parties are able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the tangible losses you sustained such as medical bills, surgery costs, and lost wages. Non-economic damages are composed of your intangible loses such as your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. As one of the largest personal injury firms in the region, we have the resources to effectively develop the damages portion of the case by locating and consulting with experts and economists to substantiate your losses. Compensation may differ in a wrongful death case, as future losses and loss of consortium could be obtained.
Speak with a Jonesboro Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
No one ever expects to be injured by a medical professional. After all, we go to them to cure us of any medical conditions we have. However, if you suspect your doctor provided poor medical care which caused you to suffer unnecessary harm, our legal team is ready to start fighting for you to recover compensation for medical bills and other losses you have sustained.
We represent medical negligence victims in Jonesboro and throughout Arkansas. Call us toll-free now at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form for a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Jonesboro. NST is the way to go.