Medical malpractice cases can be some of the most difficult cases we will see. When something tragic happens in the care of a medical professional we want to be able to point the finger at a cause. However, if we cannot determine what the cause of that tragedy is it can make for a very difficult case. Additionally, medical malpractice cases often lead to cases that will go to trial and rack up thousands, if not tens of thousands, of dollars in costs. It is a very realistic possibility that a person may opt not to pursue their valid claim because of the costs that would be incurred.
While medical malpractice cases can be very difficult this is exactly the reason you should consult with an attorney. Like any case there is a time limit on a medical malpractice case, and it will often take an attorney to determine when that time limit begins to run. In some circumstances the time limit may not start to run until several years after the negligent event. Medical malpractice can takes many forms, including: botched procedures, misdiagnosis from doctor mistakes, and medication issues involving wrong medicine given or improper dosage.