When you entrust your health to medical practitioners, you expect to receive a certain standard of care to address and alleviate your condition. Oftentimes, however, medical practitioners act negligently and cause harm, rather than care, to their patients. Medical practitioners who violate the standards of care and have harmed a patient can be sued for medical malpractice.
Examples of medical malpractice include:
- Missed diagnosis: failure to identify and diagnose a disease or other medical condition
- Misdiagnosis: failure to accurately diagnose a disease or condition
- Unnecessary surgery: operating on the wrong part of the body
- Premature discharge: releasing the patient before they were fully recovered, causing them to suffer harm as a result
- Incorrect medication or dosage: prescribing the wrong type of medication for the patient’s condition
Contact The Gatti Law Firm at (503) 543-1114 to discuss the details of your case.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we believe that you deserve justice and compensation for losses you suffered as a result of medical malpractice. Having to deal with the life-altering consequences of a medical practitioner’s negligent acts or omissions is a deeply emotional experience. Holding doctors or other health professionals responsible for their actions require complex legal processes. Our Salem medical malpractice lawyers have decades of combined experience handling similar cases and are able to fight aggressively on your behalf to get the outcome you deserve.
Establishing Wrongdoing for Medical Malpractice Cases
In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the burden of proof rests on the injured person.
To file a suit against a medical practitioner, a person must:
- Prove a provider-patient relationship existed: the person must have had an agreement to receive care from the medical practitioner
- Prove the medical practitioner acted outside the standard level of care: medical practitioners must provide care that is in accordance with industry standards, acting below the standard of what a reasonable practitioner would have provided could be considered negligent behavior
- Prove harm was caused because of medical malpractice: if the medical practitioner acted outside of a standard level of care but no harm was caused, the person cannot sue for medical malpractice
We Fight on Your Behalf to Obtain the Best Possible Outcome
Medical malpractice cases can be complex. Our Salem medical malpractice attorneys at The Gatti Law Firm will provide you with personalized attention as we handle your case and work toward getting the compensation you deserve. We value open communication and will provide you with updates as we progress through your injury claim. Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, so you won’t pay unless we recover compensation for you.
If you’re ready to get justice for the harm caused to you or a loved one due to medical malpractice, call The Gatti Law Firm at (503) 543-1114 or contact us online for a free consultation.