Medical Malpractice: Reasons to File a Claim

Medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical professional harms a patient because of negligence. This negligence might involve poor medical care, failure to diagnose, or careless surgical errors.

When you’ve been harmed and suffered damages because of a medical professional’s negligence, you’re eligible to file a claim. But why would you want to file a medical malpractice claim against a negligent doctor? Here are a few good reasons.

Recover Your Losses

One of the main reasons to file a medical malpractice claim is to recover compensation for all of the damages you’ve suffered. It’s likely that you’ve been forced to pay for additional medical treatment caused by your injury, such as hospital stays, surgeries, and medications.

You deserve to be compensated for the financial and non-financial effects of a medical professional’s subpar treatment.

Hold Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable

Medical professionals aren’t gods — they must be held accountable for the harm they do to others when they’re careless. You deserve justice when you’ve been wronged, no matter what the circumstances are.

Doctors sometimes think they are immune to liability, but they shouldn’t be — especially when the injury they caused you was due to extremely negligent behavior.

Prevent Others from Being Injured

Finally, your injury claim can ensure that the medical practitioner who caused your injury isn’t able to hurt others. Civil claims can lead to new laws and put certain medical procedures under a microscope, making others less likely to be hurt in the way you were.

Make the Call to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Doctors can make mistakes just like anyone else, but if the mistake was unreasonable and harmed you, you can file a claim for damages. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult to prove, but it is possible with the help of an experienced malpractice attorney.

Get in contact with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo to review your claim today. We offer a free initial review to those who call our office at 561–659–6366 or fill out the contact form on our website.