At Hansen Injury Law, we help clients win many different types of injury cases. One type of case that we are experienced handling is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor is negligent and causes injury to a patient during treatment. This negligence can cause serious physical and emotional damages. For the most part, people trust doctors — for good reason. They are highly trained and educated, and help people in countless ways. But sometimes, they are careless and cause irreversible damage to the patients they should be helping. This often leaves the patients with long and difficult recovery periods. We are dedicated to helping malpractice victims get the compensation they deserve to help with this recovery.
The Basics of Medical Malpractice
If your situation meets the following basic qualifications, you may have a medical malpractice claim:
- You hired and were treated by a doctor
In order to bring a malpractice claim, you need to prove that you hired the doctor in question and that they agreed to treat you. This shows that there was a direct relationship between you and the doctor.
- The doctor’s negligent treatment caused injury
This is where your claim can get more complicated. In order to win a medical malpractice case, you need to demonstrate that your doctor was negligent. This does not simply mean that their treatment was ineffective or that you were unsatisfied with the outcome. You must show that they were careless and caused physical injury that would not have occurred otherwise.
- You suffered specific injuries/damages as a result of the treatment
You will also need to prove that any injuries or other damages that you suffer were caused by the doctor and not by any pre-existing condition or other accident. It is important that you record any pain, lost function, medical costs, and other damages that occur as a result of botched medical treatment.
If your situation meets these guidelines, then you may have a valid medical malpractice case. It is essential to act quickly. In Idaho, medical malpractice claims must be filed within two years after the treatment in question. The sooner you file, the better you will be able to recall the details of your case, and the better your case will be.
Idaho Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Handling any accident case on your own can be intimidating and overwhelming. An experienced attorney can help you by taking over much of the complicated paperwork and legal wrangling of your claim. At Hansen Injury Law, we pride ourselves on providing the best legal representation available in Idaho. We will do all we can to defend your rights in a medical malpractice case.
If you believe you have a malpractice claim, please contact us today for a free consultation. If you want to find out more about these types of cases, order a free copy of our book, The Idaho Accident Book. We are committed to helping accident victims in Idaho, and hope that these resources are useful for you.