Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Indianapolis, IN
Were You or A Loved One Injured By Medical Negligence?
When you or a loved-one is sick or injured, we rely on doctors, surgeons and nurses to work effortlessly to help as much as possible. We instill immense trust in these individuals, building a special patient-doctor relationship and hoping they can avoid the medical malpractice that we hear about. However, medical errors are a human mistake and thus a reality in our lives. We must be prepared to navigate the complexities of this problem, and Young & Young stands ready to help you overcome the obstacle.
Get Expert Legal Help For Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence Cases
In 1976, when Dr. Otis Bowen was Indiana’s Governor, the Indiana Malpractice Act was passed. This act protects healthcare providers and limits the amount of damages that can be recovered no matter what amount a jury might determine is fair compensation for medical malpractice. This act means there are a number of requirements that must be met before being able to file in court, such as filing a “proposed complaint” in the Indiana Department of Insurance. Also, before filing in court every case must be submitted to a panel of three fellow healthcare providers for review and an opinion on whether or not the panel feels there was malpractice or not. The complex process behind medical malpractice gives rise to the fact that it is a very time-consuming and therefore takes a while to get to trial.
Injured By A Doctor or Medical Procedure?
#1 Trusted Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence Lawyers in Indiana
At Young & Young Law in Indianapolis, we hope to make a significant difference in the ultimate resolution of your medical malpractice or medical negligence claim. We represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation against healthcare professionals whose wrong choices have resulted in serious and disabling injury or death. Typical consequences of the most severe instances of professional negligence include organ failure, permanent brain damage, paralysis, or death of the patient.
What is Medical Malpractice / Negligence?
Medical malpractice or negligence is the failure of a medical professional to use reasonable care or the equal amount of care a reasonable person would take under the same or similar circumstances.
Errors Made by Medical Professionals is Medical Malpractice
Medical doctors, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers are no different than any human in that they can make mistakes. However, the repercussions of a medical professional’s negligence towards their patient(s) is significantly more devastating than most errors and is legally classified as malpractice.
Common Medical Malpractice Claims
Indianapolis medical malpractice claims include:
- Surgical Mistakes: From mistakenly cutting an organ during a gallbladder operation to failing to perform a neurosurgery procedure safely, medical errors can have disastrous consequences. In the worst-case scenarios, these blunders may result in paralysis or even death of the patient undergoing surgery.
- Birth Injuries: Mistakes during labor and delivery can have a detrimental effect on the child’s health & wellbeing, as well as that of their family. For example, cerebral palsy, oxygen deprivation brain injury, brachial plexus injuries, hip dislocation or an untreated case of newborn jaundice could all be caused by such errors.
- Hospital Errors: Hospital negligence can lead to severe personal injuries and maladies, such as medication mistakes, falls during admission, and hospital-acquired infections like sepsis. The responsibility of these errors lies with health care providers – physicians, nurses, technicians – as well as support staff.
- Diagnostics Errors: Sever, life-altering mistakes can be caused due to a medical professional fails to accurately interpret diagnostic tools, such as x-rays, mammograms, CT scans or biopsy results. It is imperative that healthcare providers adhere strictly to high standards of accuracy when conducting tests and reading their findings in order to ensure patient safety at all times.
- Emergency Room Errors: Negligence in emergency rooms due to understaffing or overwork can be disastrous, frequently resulting in a failure to diagnose life-threatening health issues like heart attacks, strokes, bowel obstructions & more. What’s even worse is that surgical errors linked with anesthesia errors could also occur when medical personnel are overwhelmed.
- Other Birth Injuries: If medical professionals fail to recognize fetal distress, it can result in a birth injury as the child is not delivered quickly enough.
- Dental Malpractice: Dental negligence may arise from a dentists’ failure to accurately diagnose or treat patients with dental infections that could result in sepsis. Additionally, it can occur if a foreign body is left behind inside the gums or teeth after surgery.
- Misdiagnosis: Failing to accurately diagnose a severe illness, including cancer, heart disease or infectious diseases can have deadly consequences or cause irreparable damage.
- Negligent Treatment: When a healthcare professional fails to diagnose or delays diagnosis, the consequences can be dire, including amputation, sepsis and brain damage – even causing cerebral palsy in some cases. Death is also a potential result of medical malpractice due to misdiagnosis.
- General Medical Malpractice: There are many different types medical malpractice claims, including neurological, psychiatric, gynecological, failure to obtain informed consent, etc. Each one of these medical practice areas may have its unique types of malpractice.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Are Here to Give You the Best Chance of Compensation
At Young & Young Law, we have great experience with medical malpractice that allows us to determine valid cases from doubtful ones. We engage medical experts early in the evaluation process fairly and objectively evaluate cases to help make this determination.
Hire the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Indianapolis Today!
For a free consultation about our ability to represent your claims, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at Young & Young in Indianapolis.