Medical Malpractice Attorney
When healthcare providers make a mistake which causes injury or death to someone, it is commonly known as medical malpractice. The term "malpractice" is nothing more than simple negligence. The law does not require you to prove anything more than that. Medical malpractice is just ordinary negligence by a healthcare provider which causes injury. It is the same in theory as a motorist who fails to pay attention and runs a red light causing an injury. When medical malpractice occurs, those who have been injured can suffer for the rest of their lives or even lose their lives as a result. Healthcare providers need to be held to the same standards as anyone else, which is why lawyers at Hilbrich Law Firm have been fighting aggressively for their clients through medical malpractice cases for many years.
Indiana law requires that a healthcare provider use the same level of care, skill, and treatment as a reasonably prudent healthcare provider under the same or similar circumstances. In other words, a physician is held to the same standard of care as what his/her colleagues would do under the circumstances. In a medical malpractice trial, the Judge will tell the jury about this definition and after hearing the evidence of what happened by both sides, the jury decides what they believe a reasonably prudent healthcare provider should have done under the same or similar circumstances. The jury decides this with the assistance of expert testimony, usually from both sides,who explain the medical issues at trial. Sometimes cases are obvious, and sometimes they are not. For example, cases involving negligent delay in diagnosis of breast cancer, it may be easy to establish that the defendant physician misread a mammogram, but difficult to quantify or prove how much that delay in diagnosis harmed the patient. Complicated medical questions arise such as what type of cancer was it? What size was it? And what stage it would have been had it been timely diagnosed?
Many of these medical malpractice cases are due to negligence by doctors, hospital staffs, and other healthcare organizations. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury due to medical malpractice or medical negligence, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice law firm, such as Hilbrich Law Firm. Our team of attorneys thoroughly investigates your case to determine whether negligence or a deviation from the standard of care occurred. We have nurses on call who also assist with the investigation. We help you obtain compensation for bodily injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, life care expenses, loss of income, and funeral expenses.
Hilbrich Law Firm has successfully represented hundreds of cases throughout Indiana and Illinois. We have been in existence since 1952 and our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in the field of medical malpractice. We utilize our skills to obtain the outcome you and your family deserve. Our firm is capable of taking immediate action to protect your rights, if necessary.
Some types of medical malpractice cases may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnosis accurately
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Improper treatment
- Failure to obtain proper legal consent for a medical procedure
- Failure to inform the patient or risks to certain procedures
- Birth injuries - Brachial Plexis / Erb's Palsy or Cerebral Palsy
- Delay in diagnosing or treating Cancer
- Nursing home neglect
- And others
Contact Hilbrich Law Firm if you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice or hospital negligence. We have obtained hundreds of medical malpractice verdicts and settlements and will fight to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
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