If I am not satisfied with the results of my treatment, do I have a medical malpractice case?

In general, there are no guarantees of medical results. An unexpected or unsuccessful result does not necessarily mean negligence occurred. To succeed in a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff has to prove an injury that resulted from the doctor’s deviation from the standard of care in the community. Your doctor must have done something other doctors would not have done under the same or similar circumstances or must have failed to do something other doctors would normally do.

What should I do if I think I have a medical malpractice claim?

You should contact a Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford attorney and relate exactly what happened, from your first visit to the doctor or other medical professional to the last. There are strict time limitations on how long you have to bring a medical malpractice claim, so time is of the essence. You should contact your doctor’s office or the records department of the hospital where you were treated and request copies of your medical records before you visit with an attorney, and bring those records to your meeting.

How can Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford help me?

Our attorneys are experienced in handling medical malpractice claims. We can arrange for an evaluation of the treatment you received and compare it to the standard of care that is prevailing in your community. Our experienced attorneys will help you file a claim against the health care provider and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

To learn more about medical malpractice frequently asked questions, contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation if you feel that you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical malpractice.