From Hospital Injuries to Nursing Home Complaints, Know Your Rights
January 11, 2016
The hardest part about medical malpractice can be realizing if you have a case. Doctors are held to a certain standard of care and when that standard of care is not met, it’s important to know your rights. What are some types of negligence that can happen?
According to an article on Forbes, here are "10 Things You Want to Know About Medical Malpractice. "It’s estimated that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 patients in the U.S. each year. Yet only 15% of the personal injury lawsuits filed annually involve medical malpractice claims, and more than 80% of those lawsuits end with no payment whatsoever to the injured patient or their survivors.”
What's the first step if you've suspect you've been a victim of medical malpractice?
Contact the right lawyer. Finding the right lawyer can make all the difference. Don’t just go to any law firm, because not every firm is prepared to handle a case with such intricacies. You need the right firm, the first time. Did you know you only have two years from either the date of incident or two years from the date of finding out about an injury, to pursue a case? This is referred to as the 'statute of limitations'. Sometimes these cases can be drawn out for years without resolution and you want to make sure you find the right law firm to assist with resolving your case.