Individuals place their trust in medical professionals to provide quality care and treatment. However, when medical negligence or errors occur, the consequences can be life-altering. At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that medical malpractice can take on victims and their families. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys specializes in medical malpractice cases, working tirelessly to seek justice for those who have suffered due to medical errors. If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, consider contacting an experienced Raleigh attorney here at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe.
Since 1994, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A. has been tirelessly fighting for justice for Raleigh, North Carolina.
Medical malpractice refers to a situation in which a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, nurse, or hospital, deviates from the accepted standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in harm, injury, or even death. This deviation from the standard of care can be due to negligence, errors, misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, or other forms of substandard treatment. Medical malpractice cases can encompass a wide range of situations, from birth injuries and surgical errors to misdiagnoses and failures to diagnose serious medical conditions.
Note that this is not an extensive list of the different types of medical malpractice. Seeking professional legal help from experienced attorneys, such as from The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, is recommended to ensure you're receiving the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice cases are complex and involve intricate medical and legal issues. At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, we have the legal knowledge and expertise to navigate the complexities of these cases effectively.
Attorneys have the resources and experience to conduct a thorough investigation into your case. We can gather medical records, consult medical experts, and uncover evidence to build a strong case.
Attorneys can assess the value of your case based on factors like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term care needs. We can help you understand the potential worth of your claim.
In cases where a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney can represent you in court. We will prepare your case for trial, present evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and advocate for your rights in front of a judge and jury.
Dealing with a medical malpractice case can be emotionally and mentally challenging. Our experienced attorneys will focus on the legal aspects, allowing you to focus on your recovery and well-being.
Bringing a medical malpractice case in North Carolina involves several key steps. While we approach each case with unique care, the general process typically follows these stages:
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we fund the entire case and only pay ourselves back if you win a settlement. This ensures we work hard for the case and that you don't have more out-of-pocket expenses.
In a medical malpractice case, you can seek compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and in some cases, punitive damages if the negligence was particularly egregious.
Yes, there is a statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases. The time limit varies by state, but it generally ranges from one to three years from the date of the injury or the discovery of the malpractice. It's crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to avoid missing the deadline.
Expert witnesses, typically medical professionals in the same field as the defendant, provide testimony regarding the standard of care, whether the defendant deviated from that standard, and if such deviation led to the patient's injuries. Their testimony is critical in establishing negligence.
Signing a consent form does not absolve a healthcare provider of negligence. If the provider's actions went beyond the scope of what you consented to, or if they were negligent in obtaining informed consent, you may still have a valid malpractice claim.
A skilled legal team, such as The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, can investigate your case, gather evidence, consult with medical experts, negotiate with insurance companies, represent you in court, and work to secure fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We'll work through the legal aspect while you focus on recovering.