In general terms, a doctor will be held liable if his or her conduct fails to meet the “Standard of Care” provided by all doctors under any circumstance. Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis of an illness or injury is how we tend to first go at the medical malpractice lawsuits. Misdiagnosis is not instantly a medical malpractice lawsuit, and not all diagnostic errors make to a successful lawsuit. Even highly experienced and capable doctors make diagnostic errors. Furthermore, the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose must also result in one of the following, improper medical care, delayed treatment, or no treatment, which in turn resulted in damaging or impairing the patient’s medical condition in order for the malpractice to be actionable. In broad terms, a doctor will be held liable if his or her conduct fails to meet the “standard of care” provided by other doctors under similar circumstances. According to the Massachusetts medical malpractice statute, any medical malpractice action for injury or death must be filed within three years after the cause of action occurred. The first step in pushing a medical malpractice case is to hire an attorney. Self-representation of any medical malpractice is not common. Commonly due to the financial resources and process of legal expertise actions required, most attorneys do not accept medical malpractice cases. Plaintiffs should seek out a reputable law firm that specializes in medical malpractice so the compensation for your suffering can be received.
At the De Miranda law Offices P.C., we do not take on a case unless we know we can help the client for the future. Not only do we want to ensure that we get adequate compensation for our client, but we also want to make sure any wrongdoings by any medical profession is made aware what they have done has hurt or impaired a human being.
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