It’s estimated that up to 100,000 people die every year in the United States because of preventable medical errors. This makes medical malpractice one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Even more, hundreds of thousands more suffer medical injuries that could have been avoided with proper precautions. Despite these alarming numbers, only a small percentage (less than 15 percent) of victims or their loved ones seek the compensation to which they are entitled.
Compensating victims for wrongly suffered injury is a vital part of the system of checks and balances in America’s legal system. In medical malpractice cases, the compensation provides injured victims with a financial remedy for their losses and forces responsible parties to accept liability for their actions. In fact, compensation is sometimes awarded to victims as a way to punish liable parties and, hopefully, deter them from future negligence or wrongdoing.
It means that if you’ve been injured or lost a family member due to the negligence of a healthcare professional (for instance, a doctor or nurse), you may be entitled to medical compensation for:
As soon as you suspect that medical malpractice has occurred, you should contact a lawyer. Strict laws limit the time you have to file a claim for medical compensation, so the sooner you act the better. In fact, if you have suffered because of or lost a loved one to any of the following, it’s in your best interest to have your case evaluated:
These are just a few of the more common instances of medical malpractice, but negligence comes in many forms and you have a right to know whether negligence caused your injury or loved one’s death.
The lawyers at Burke & Eisner are dedicated to helping victims of malpractice seek the medical compensation they deserve. Our attorneys have obtained significant settlements and awards on behalf of clients, and we have the resources to help you too.
For a free case evaluation, contact Burke & Eisner today. We’ll evaluate your claim, answer your legal questions, and inform you of your best options.
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