Idaho Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Doctors are some of the most trusted people in our society, and we put our lives into their hands when we let them treat us. Sometimes, however, that trust is violated, and the treatment goes wrong, creating even more medical problems. When a healthcare professional acts negligently or recklessly, an Idaho medical malpractice lawyer can help the victim recover compensation for the harms he or she has suffered.
Types of Malpractice
Just because a treatment is ultimately unsuccessful does not mean that medical malpractice has occurred. However, if a doctor, nurse, technician, or hospital has deviated from accepted medical standards, you may have a medical malpractice claim, and our attorneys can help.
Medical malpractice claims may include:
- Anesthesia errors;
- Emergency room errors;
- Medication errors;
- Delayed diagnoses or failure to diagnose;
- Birth injuries;
- Cerebral palsy;
- Defective medical devices; or
- Defective drugs.
Medical malpractice claims are complex for several reasons. For instance, depending on who committed the error, different parties could be held liable for the victim’s damages. The individual medical professional may be responsible, but if the error occurred in a hospital, the hospital may also be liable for the accident. If the malpractice involved a defective drug or medical device, the manufacturer or distributor may be liable.
Additionally, medical issues and malpractice allegations are often nearly incomprehensible to the general public. Thus, expert witnesses are often needed to explain to the jury and judge the extent of the victim’s injuries, what the medical professional should have done to adhere to the community standard of care, and whether the injuries were in fact caused by the medical professional’s negligence.
Medical malpractice can have devastating effects, but our legal team is here to help you navigate your case and to work toward a solution. Please contact the Boise personal injury lawyers at Hansen Injury Law, at (208) 577-5300, for a free initial consultation.