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Medical Malpractice

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What Is
Medical Malpractice?

Doctors swear an oath to protect their patients and act in their best interests. When a doctor fails to competently provide adequate care to a patient, they can be held accountable. If a doctor has caused significant damage through, negligence while violating the standard of care you may have a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice injuries occur when a doctor, hospital, or another health care professional are negligent in their treatment of a patient. This can be by omitting information, causing injury to patients, errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, health management, or by a negligent act.

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Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical Malpractice cases must have the following characteristics in order for a claim to be made.

Standard of Care Violation– There are medical standards that healthcare professionals use as a guideline for acceptable medical treatment. A patient has a right to receive care and treatment from healthcare institutions and professionals that is consistent with these standards.

Injury Caused by Negligence– In order for a claim to be valid, a patient must be able to prove that any injuries sustained would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. If a procedure did not produce the desired outcome, this is not negligence. Negligence must be proven by the patient in order to have a valid claim of medical malpractice.

Injury Led to Significant Damages– In order to have a viable case, an injury sustained in a medical malpractice case must be significant. This is due to the fact that medical malpractice lawsuits get very expensive to pursue and often with smaller claims the cost of the case will be larger than the eventual recovery. If an injury resulted in loss of income, pain and suffering, disability, and additional medical bills, you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

Seeking Justice for
Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice claims must be acted on soon after the injury occurs and there can be many specific rules depending on your location and circumstances. In some cases, patients with a claim may need to appear before a review panel, they will hear arguments and review evidence and expert testimony. These are some of the reasons it is so important to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney to guide you through the process.

If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered a wrongful death, contact our team today, together we can seek an appropriate financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for your, long after this ordeal is over.


Here at Wettermark Keith, no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert defective products injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, contact our seasoned injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for your, long after this ordeal is over.

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When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.

Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death after a defective product accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our web site and we will get back to you promptly. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call one of our three branches.

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