Archive for October, 2016

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Oct

The Truth About Medical Malpractice

October 26, 2016

Over the years, our firm has won substantial verdicts for medical malpractice victims in Indiana. That success has given us the reputation for being the firm to call if you or someone you love sustained injuries due to medical negligence. Although a medical malpractice case is something no one ever wants to go through, we believe one of the hardest parts is picking up the phone and giving an experienced lawyer a call.

What keeps most victims from calling a lawyer? In our experience, we’ve found that many medical malpractice victims simply don’t want to get their doctor in trouble, so they do nothing. Although their reluctance comes from a charitable place, their logic is flawed.

The reality is the medical professional or institution that caused your injuries has prepared for this lawsuit. Almost every medical professional and hospital has medical malpractice insurance because they know they may at some point be held liable for failing to deliver the standard of care their patients deserve. Although the surgeon or hospital will be named in the lawsuit you bring, it is the insurance company that will more than likely pay damages in your case, not the doctor or hospital.

If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, do the right thing and give us a call today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. You are the victim in this situation, and you deserve justice. Contact us today and we’ll fight to secure it for you.

19
Oct

How to Earn the Insurance Company’s Respect

October 19, 2016

After being in personal injury law for more than 30 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about getting respect from the insurance company. Like in most life situations, respect is earned through strong character and an uncompromising resolve. Over the years, we’ve earned the respect of insurance companies by standing up for what is fair, fighting for the rights of our clients, and never compromising for less than they deserve, no matter how much easier doing so would be. That mutual respect enables us to negotiate with confidence, often getting to a fair settlement without the need of going to court.

Even if you’re a lifelong customer of the insurance company in question, they have nothing to lose by offering you a small check that may or may not cover all your expenses. If you take it, they’re off the hook for good, leaving you responsible for every medical bill or other expenses that comes your way in the future.

Thankfully, there is something you can do to gain the insurance company’s respect. Give us a call. We’ve helped hundreds of folks in Indiana over the years get what they deserve from the insurance company, and we’re ready to help you too. If you’ve been injured, call our experienced Indiana car accident attorneys today for a free consultation.

12
Oct

Three Questions to Determine If You Have a Claim

October 12, 2016

At Stewart & Stewart, we offer every accident victim who calls our firm a free, no obligation consultation. We do that because we know how many questions folks have after an accident, and we don’t believe they should have to pay to get the answers. However, we can’t provide answers to your questions unless you call. But how do you know if you should call a lawyer?

Here are three questions to ask yourself to determine whether or not you should call a lawyer:

  1. Did someone else cause the accident?
  2. Were you injured in the accident?
  3. Do you feel you shouldn’t be responsible for what this accident is going to cost you?

If you answered yes to all three of those questions, you should give us a call. It’s quite possible that you have a personal injury case that could result in a significant settlement. To find out how much that case is worth, as well as learn what your next steps should be, you need to consult with an experienced Indiana car accident attorney. Give us a call today for your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll answer any questions you might have, so you can take the right next steps with confidence.

5
Oct

Defective Medical Devices Lead to Severe Complications

October 05, 2016

Any time you go under the knife, there are a million things you worry about. Will the medical staff do a good job and carry you through safely? How will your body respond to the anesthesia? Will the surgery fix your condition or make it worse? Although those concerns are reasonable, there’s another concern that few ever consider: defective medical devices.

Most of us just take for granted that the medical components used in surgery are well constructed and surgically sound, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Defective medical devices can lead to serious complications, including chronic pain, corrective surgeries, and even death. At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve seen firsthand the severe complications a defective medical device can have on a patient, which is why when it happens to someone in our community, we’re ready to defend their legal rights to compensation.

If you or someone you love suffered complications from a defective medical device, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Call our Indiana personal injury lawyers today for a free evaluation of your claim. The amount of time you have to bring a lawsuit may be limited, so contact us today.