Medical Malpractice

High Point Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Fighting for Medical Professionals’ Negligence Victims

When you need medical care, you are putting your trust in the trained professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Doctors, nurses, and medical staff have an obligation to provide a certain standard of care to their patients. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and patients can suffer serious harm as a result of medical malpractice.

If you or someone you love was injured by a medical professional’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., our High Point medical malpractice lawyers are ready to fight for you. We understand the complexities of these cases, and we know what it takes to win. Our team is prepared to guide you through the legal process and aggressively advocate for your rights.

For a free initial consultation with our team, call (336) 568-8779 or contact us online today.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to any instance in which a healthcare professional or medical facility provides substandard care to a patient, resulting in harm. Medical malpractice is a type of professional negligence, and it can occur in a wide range of situations.

Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis: If a doctor fails to diagnose a patient’s condition in a timely manner or misdiagnoses the condition, the patient may suffer serious harm as a result. This is especially true when it comes to conditions like cancer, heart disease, and other serious illnesses.
  • Failure to treat: When a doctor correctly diagnoses a patient’s condition but fails to recommend the appropriate treatment, the patient may suffer serious harm.
  • Surgical errors: Surgical errors are among the most serious types of medical malpractice. They can involve a wide range of mistakes, from operating on the wrong body part to leaving surgical instruments inside the patient.
  • Anesthesia errors: Anesthesia errors can involve giving a patient too much anesthesia, not enough anesthesia, or the wrong type of anesthesia. These errors can cause serious, life-altering injuries.
  • Birth injuries: When doctors or other medical staff make mistakes during the labor and delivery process, both the baby and the mother may suffer serious harm.
  • Medication errors: Medication errors can involve prescribing the wrong medication, prescribing the wrong dosage, or failing to check for possible drug interactions.
  • Emergency room errors: Emergency room errors can occur when doctors and other medical staff are overworked and understaffed. These errors can involve failing to order the appropriate tests, delaying treatment, or discharging a patient too early.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent: Doctors have an obligation to explain the risks, benefits, and alternatives to a patient before performing a procedure. If the patient would not have agreed to the procedure had they been informed of the risks, the doctor may be held liable for any resulting harm.

How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice?

Proving medical malpractice can be challenging, which is why it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can help you build a strong case. In order to prove medical malpractice, you must be able to establish four key elements:

The four elements of a medical malpractice claim include:

  • Duty: You must be able to show that the healthcare provider owed you a duty of care. This is typically not difficult to establish, as healthcare providers owe a duty of care to their patients.
  • Breach of Duty: You must be able to show that the healthcare provider breached the duty of care owed to you. In other words, you must be able to show that the healthcare provider provided substandard care.
  • Causation: You must be able to show that the healthcare provider’s breach of duty is what caused your injuries. If you would have been injured regardless of the healthcare provider’s actions, you may not have grounds for a case.
  • Damages: You must be able to show that you suffered measurable damages as a result of your injuries. This can include both economic and non-economic damages.

Examples of evidence that could be used to prove these elements include:

  • Medical records
  • Witness statements
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Photos and videos of your injuries
  • Pay stubs and other proof of lost wages
  • Testimony from friends and family members
  • Receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries

Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex personal injury cases, and they can be incredibly challenging to win. You need an experienced High Point medical malpractice attorney on your side, fighting to protect your rights.

At Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., our team has been helping medical malpractice victims throughout North Carolina since 1973. We know these cases are about more than just money; they are about justice. Our team is prepared to put our extensive experience and resources to work for you, fighting for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Reach out to our team today at (336) 568-8779 to schedule your free initial consultation.

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