Mobile Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A Top Personal Injury Firm in Alabama Since 1958
A critical study by the Institute of Medicine reports that there are twice as many deaths caused by malpractice in hospitals than deaths attributable to automobile accidents in this country. Medical malpractice takes many forms, ranging from negligence that results in birth defects or injuries, to elder abuse in nursing homes. It can happen during any kind of hospital visit, from a trip to the emergency room to an outpatient surgery, or an extended stay.
At Cunningham Bounds, we believe in holding hospitals, medical staff, and other parties responsible for any negligence they may have exhibited in your case. Our experienced Mobile medical malpractice lawyers can fight for the compensation you need and the results you deserve. Since our founding in 1958, our firm has recovered billions on behalf of our clients in Alabama.
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Examples of Medical Malpractice
Whatever the cause, our attorneys handle a variety of cases in which negligence contributed to an individual’s personal injury or death.
Medical malpractice can involve in the following, and more:
- -Anesthesia Errors
- -Birth Injury
- -Hospital Malpractice
- -Medication Errors
- -Nursing Home Abuse
Unfortunately, serious injuries and deaths attributable to malpractice are now a fact of everyday life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
What Is Considered Malpractice?
When caregiver error or negligence leads to a bad patient outcome, you may have cause to sue for medical malpractice. However, you need more than just a negative result to have a case. Because bodies are complex and medicine is constantly evolving there is no guarantee that a certain treatment will work for every person. As long as a medical professional provides appropriate and competent care, they are shielded from legal action.
Medical malpractice cases may be filed when a doctor’s negligence or egregious error results in patient injury. The standard for “malpractice” is any action a trained professional in the field would find inadequate or unsuitable.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
To prove a malpractice claim, you must be able to convince a court of four elements:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship; or, the doctor agreed to become responsible for your care. This is a two-way accord that requires the consent of both parties.
- The doctor was negligent and either failed to provide necessary care or was careless in administering treatment. Your doctor’s actions will be evaluated within the context of what other professionals in the same situation would do.
- The patient was harmed by the doctor’s failure. A patient who is already ill may suffer deterioration or complications that are unrelated to poor care.
- The harms led to identifiable damages. Pain and suffering do count here, as do conditions that necessitated further treatment and/or caused lasting disabilities.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?
You must file your medical malpractice case within two years of the incident. This doesn’t mean you have two full years to consider your next steps after your doctor makes a mistake—the procedural aspects of beginning a lawsuit are time-intensive. If you think you may have a case, we recommend asking for a legal opinion as soon as possible so you can make an informed and thought-out decision.
Pursue Compensation with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Mobile Today!
Our medical malpractice team meticulously evaluates each case that is brought to our firm. It is only with the support of highly-qualified experts that we will proceed with a medical malpractice case. In a typical medical malpractice case, the defendant largely relies upon the significant resources of their insurer to get them through their circumstances. Our firm also draws upon substantive resources and can fight for success and justice on behalf of our clients.
We're On Your Side. If you or your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, explore your legal options by contacting Cunningham Bounds.