Evansville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Are you a victim of medical malpractice? Call our Evansville office today or contact us online for a free conversation about your claim.
Have You Suffered from Medical Malpractice?
Legally, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides substandard care that causes harm, injury, or death to their patient. But medical malpractice claims are rarely as straightforward as a simple definition.
Evansville medical malpractice claims can be particularly difficult. Medical malpractice laws vary by state, leaving those in the tri-state area often in a place of confusion. If you’re from across the Ohio River and undergo substandard medical care in Evansville, an Evansville medical malpractice attorney can help explain Indiana’s complex medical malpractice laws.
Many people are also mistakenly under the impression that you can only file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor. However, many different types of medical professional may be legally responsible for your suffering, including but not limited to:
An Evansville medical malpractice attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your injuries or suffering and can help you through the complicated process of filing a medical malpractice claim.
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What’s the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and a Medical Mistake?
We know that the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals of Evansville work hard every day to give their patients the kind of quality care they need. We do not file medical malpractice claims to punish hardworking medical professionals for mistakes outside of their control.
So what is the difference between a medical mistake and actual medical malpractice?
Medical mistakes occur simply because medical professionals are human just like us. It’s difficult to predict how a unique human body will react to a specific medicine or treatment plan. The legal system doesn’t punish medical professionals for doing the best they can under difficult circumstances. Systems are in place in most hospitals and doctors’ offices to prevent medical mistakes, but these systems are not infallible. Mistakes can still happen.
But medical malpractice occurs when negligence occurs. Negligence is a failure to take reasonable care to protect others from foreseeable harm. It’s not a mistake. It’s a choice to withhold or to neglect to administer reasonable medical care.
For example, hospital pharmacies have certain procedures in place to make sure patients get the correct medicine. If a pharmacist chooses not to follow those procedures and someone becomes gravely ill due to receiving the wrong medicine, it’s possible that the patient may be able to file a medical malpractice claim against the pharmacist.
Help from an Evansville Medical Malpractice Attorney
Indiana medical malpractice law is far from simple. In the tri-state area, you’ll want an experienced Evansville medical malpractice attorney on your side to help you through the process. Hensley Legal Group is here to help. Call us today or contact us online for a free conversation about your claim.