Finding out you’re disabled because of some medical issue or freak accident is a scary thing. What’s even scarier is finding out it could have been avoided if your doctor would have treated you differently.
When we go into a doctor’s office to see our physician or we have surgery to do some maintenance on our body to fix an issue, we trust that medical professional to be able to do their job correctly and get us out of there better than we went in. However, just like we are prone to in our profession, doctors can make mistakes as well because, after all, they are human just like us.
Since doctors do have a very important and life-altering job, they have insurance to back up their mistakes. This is their medical malpractice insurance.
Why would a doctor have medical malpractice insurance?
Because, if they do make one of those mistakes, there’s a strong possibility they could face lawsuits, and rightfully so.
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you deserve compensation. You went in to see the doctor to be fixed, not to make the matter worse. Now, you may be affected for the rest of your life and should be compensated for medical bills, potential lost wages, pain, suffering and more.
I’ve been practicing personal injury in Memphis for decades and my life has been touched by many individuals and families who have suffered from a doctor’s negligence and have to deal with the consequences. They can’t work the way they used to work or do some of the things they used to love. They’ve become dependent on other people, and if you’re an independent person, you know how hard it can be to make yourself comfortable in a dependent role.
It’s important to note that a medical malpractice case doesn’t stem from only a bad result. For you to have a good case, any reasonable doctor would have acted differently than the doctor in question, and this has to be proven. To prove this, a lawyer would have to get an expert witness to document that there was negligence.
If you’ve been injured and think it was as a result of a doctor’s negligence, please contact us today, either online or by calling us at (901) 327-1212. One of our experienced Memphis personal injury attorneys will be ready to speak with you, free of charge.