Doctors and other health care providers are supposed to make us better. Or, if they cannot, they are expected, at least, to do no harm. An injury caused by such a provider can leave behind not only devastating physical and financial consequences but also a deep feeling of betrayal.
If you have suffered an injury or someone you love has died due to medical malpractice, the personal injury lawyers at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. will assist you in seeking compensation.
FYI: There are groups in the United States, primarily insurance companies and physicians, that seem to feel that there are too many frivolous lawsuits against health care providers. Many careful studies have found that this claim cannot be substantiated. In Minnesota, at the time of filing a lawsuit against a physician, for example, a claimant must present an affidavit from another physician. The affidavit verifies that the doctor being sued did, in fact, violate the standard of care (the care normally used in similar circumstances by physicians in good standing), and that the defendant-physician’s violation of the standard of care caused the claimant’s injuries. This requirement ensures that only those cases in which the claimant has a good faith basis to believe that malpractice occurred ever reach the courthouse.
The law requires medical malpractice cases to be commenced within a certain amount of time, or you lose your right to present any claim. To discuss the particulars of your case, contact an experienced Minnesota medical malpractice attorney today.