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Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

Mar 7, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

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At Stewart & Stewart, we’re proud of the legal representation we provide to people who are victims of medical malpractice. But we also know that many victims are unsure if they have claims, and they may be confused about what constitutes medical malpractice.

Because the medical field is highly complex, decisions involving a single patient can involve many medical professionals and parties. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced Indiana medical malpractice lawyer on your side who can help you understand what happened to you, whether you have a claim, and what steps you need to take to protect your rights.

Some of the most common questions our attorneys get from people who believe they were harmed by healthcare profession include:

  • Does medical malpractice only involve surgical mistakes? Medical malpractice claims often involve surgical mistakes, including leaving surgical tools inside patients’ bodies or operating on wrong body parts. However, medical malpractice covers a wide range of careless mistakes by healthcare professionals, including misdiagnoses and prescription errors.
  • Does signing a consent form prevent me from filing a medical malpractice claim? Some hospitals and healthcare facilities require patients to sign lengthy consent forms before they’re treated for illnesses or injuries. Those forms are designed to mitigate liability, but they don’t permit healthcare professionals to treat patients carelessly or negligently. If you were harmed by a doctor, surgeon, or other provider, you may still be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a medical professional, we’re here to help you get the money you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.

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