gavel and stethoscopeHow Medical Malpractice Can Affect a Car Accident Claim

Car accidents can result in serious injuries, and if you’ve been injured, it’s crucial to seek prompt medical treatment. However, in some rare situations, medical malpractice can occur during the course of treatment after a car accident.

Medical malpractice after a car accident compounds a person’s physical and emotional distress. So here’s how it can happen, its potential impact on your car accident claim, and how your choice in attorney can impact your case.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

In the context of a car accident, medical malpractice can occur when healthcare providers fail to meet the accepted standard of care during the diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up of accident-related injuries. This could include:

  • failure to diagnose injuries
  • surgical errors
  • medication errors
  • and more.

These instances can cause severe harm, worsen the victim’s condition, and even lead to permanent disabilities.

Two Different Injury Claims

To prove medical malpractice, you have to show the healthcare provider deviated from the accepted standard of care and caused harm to the patient. This often requires expert medical professionals to evaluate the medical records, assess the provided care, and testify on your behalf.

A car accident claim works differently. With car accidents, you need to prove the other party was negligent and their negligence directly caused your injuries and other damages.

So that means it’s possible to have two injury claims at once.

Darrell Castle downtown Memphis attorneyLegal Help With Complicated Claims

If you suspect medical malpractice after a car accident, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in both car accidents and medical malpractice.

Our Memphis law firm handles both. For decades, we’ve worked with people injured in car accidents and in hospitals, and we’ve seen it all. We’ve helped hundreds of people get compensation for damages like:

  • medical expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • lost wages
  • rehabilitation costs, and
  • emotional distress.

We evaluate your case, gather necessary evidence, consult medical experts, and guide you through the legal process.

What’s more, we help you navigate two complicated claims at once by communicating every step of the way. And we don’t get paid anything unless and until you do. That’s how we’ve won multiple awards for client satisfaction.

To get started, contact us today at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form on this page.

Experiencing medical malpractice after a car accident can be a devastating and overwhelming ordeal. We’re here to help you through it, every step of the way.