At Weston Law, we represent clients who are suing medical practitioners for professional misconduct. Our team will litigate medical malpractice lawsuits on behalf of our clients, who may be patients or surviving family members of patients.
You put a lot of trust in the doctors, nurses and surgeons who are responsible for your well-being. Unfortunately, that trust sometimes isn’t enough. In some instances, big mistakes happen and the actions (or lack thereof) of the healthcare professional may be subject to medical malpractice.
Get in touch with us today, to learn about your specific case. Or read more about medical malpractice below. We will answer some of the most common questions here.
How Our Bloomington Medical Malpractice Attorneys Work
You will be assigned a professional Bloomington Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Weston Law. They will perform the following tasks for you:
- We will work with medical experts to develop expert reports and case theories. We will also get testimonies to support the plaintiff’s case. We will develop advanced strategies for negotiations or litigation, seeking financial compensation for physical, emotional, and income damages.
- Our team will gather and analyze medical records to understand the full picture.
- We will take depositions of medical personnel, medical experts, and other third parties
- IME’s (short for independent medical examinations) will be set up to obtain an objective evaluation of the injured plaintiff’s condition.
- We will work with legal nurse consultants. This will help us to decipher doctor’s notes, review different medical records and analyze case merits.
- A lot more medical research will be performed to get the best overview of whether or not medical malpractice was the case.
It’s also important to note that an experienced medical malpractice attorney often specializes in specific types of medical malpractice injuries such as surgery mistakes, birth injuries, dental malpractice, or nursing home abuse.
Also Read: What really happens on an “independent” medical examination?
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in Minnesota
At Weston Law, these are some of the typical causes of medical malpractice that we have experienced:
- A misdiagnosis
- Surgical Mistakes
- Neglecting of a patient
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Providing the wrong treatment
- Performing nonconsensual surgery
- Refusing to offer proper treatment
- Delaying the necessary treatment
- Failing to inform you of the risks of treatment or a procedure
- Failing to refer a case to a specialist
- Pregnancy and childbirth errors
- Inadequate follow-up after procedure
- Medical Negligence by the nursing staff
- Medical Device Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Post-surgical infections
- Medical Errors due to bad training or inadequate staffing
These are some of the common issues. By no means is this a full overview of all causes.
How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice?
To prove medical malpractice, the patient must show that the healthcare professional acted negligently. That negligence directly caused harm to the patient.
These are some things to keep in mind to prove there is a case of medical malpractice:
- Damages: The injury has caused either economic or non-economic damages to the patient. When the patient suffers from emotional suffering or incurred additional medical bills.
- Duty of Care: The medical professional has a duty of care towards the treating patient. It’s his responsibility to treat the patient to the best of his abilities, and within the accepted standards of care.
- Breach of Duty: The medical professional has clearly violated above duty of care towards the patient.
- Causation: The patient has to prove that above breach of duty is directly related to the personal injury caused.
When all these things can be proven, a strong medical malpractice case can be started against the medical professional.
Successful Medical Malpractice Claims
We are always striving for a successful medical malpractice claim. Our law firm has the best interests in mind for all of our clients.
To bring a successful medical malpractice claim, an individual must need to establish the following:
- that there was a doctor-patient relationship
- that the doctor provided substandard care
- that the doctor’s negligent care caused the patient’s injury, and that the injury resulted in significant harm to the patient.
Minnesota Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations
In Minnesota, medical malpractice cases are governed by the state’s statute of limitations. This is important to mention, because this statute creates a deadline for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in court.
In Minnesota, the deadline is four years starting from the date ‘’the cause of action’’ accrued.
If the injury is obvious and it happens on the same day it occurs, it will start running on that day. Many times a serious injury happens later after the treatment, sometimes even months or years later. In these cases, the four-year window starts when the injured person knows, or should have known, something was wrong. This is also known as the ‘’discovery rule’’.
Find A Bloomington Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
It’s generally a wise decision that you reach out to one of our Bloomington medical malpractice lawyers for advice. You can get in touch with us at 612-465-9049 or get a 100% FREE case evaluation by filling in the following form.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to get started.If you have been the victim of negligence or professional malpractice, then get in touch with our medical malpractice attorneys today. We are the #1 personal injury lawyers in Bloomington, Minnesota and will help and build your case to the best of our abilities.
We have a lot of experience helping clients with their medical malpractice needs in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our law office can be found here:
Name: Weston Law Minnesota
Address: 900 American Boulevard East, Suite 124, Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone Number: 612-465-9049
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