If you are still recovering from a medical injury after you have been to a doctor’s office, you should reach out to a medical mistake law firm Medford, OR has relied on for years. You want to know you can turn to someone you trust. We understand that this kind of injury can be particularly hurtful because you should be able to go to a doctor without worrying that they will make this kind of mistake. While a doctor will not be able to heal every injury or illness you have, there is a reasonable expectation that you will not come out more harmed because of a negligent error. To see how we can help you with your claim, call our office now.
Getting Damages for Your Claim
When you file your medical malpractice claim with our team, you will likely want to learn more about the damages that you can win. These are:
- General Damages. When you have gone through suffering and pain directly related to the malpractice that occurred, you will likely fight for general damages. These kinds of damages are for the mental and physical pain you have endured. If you have experienced a loss of enjoyment of life or a loss of consortium, you would place these in the general damages.
- Special Damages. Special damages can be easier to argue for because it is easier for your medical malpractice lawyer Medford, OR trusts to quantify them. Things like your medical bills, lost income, and lost future income would go in special damages.
- Punitive Damages. Not everyone will successfully win a claim for punitive damages. These damages are there specifically to punish the medical professional who injured you. This will happen if the error that was done was particularly egregious.
If I knew that this was a possibility I never would have gone through with my treatment/surgery. Does this give me a license to sue the medical professional responsible?
This will depend. Whenever you go into a medical procedure, your doctor is required to inform you of the potential risks, especially risks that pose a serious threat to their health. Informed consent means you are aware of the dangers that could happen and you sign off on going through with the procedure. If your doctor did not disclose those risks to you, call our office right away.
If you want to learn more about how our Medford, Oregon medical mistake law firm can help you, contact us now.