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The premise behind all medical malpractice lawsuits is simple: negligence on the part of a medical professional. Doctors and other medical professionals owe a duty to their patients to practice medicine with the degree of skill, care, and diligence possessed by any reasonably competent physician under the same circumstances. These professionals breach their duty of care when they fail to live up to this standard.
A personal injury claim arises when the physician’s negligence causes an injury in the patient, and the patient suffers damages as a result.
When we are sick or injured, we trust doctors to help us get better. However, sometimes doctors make mistakes—and these medical mistakes can have extreme consequences on the lives of their patients. If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional, our legal team can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Whether you have experienced a surgical error, suffered a birth injury, or were incorrectly diagnosed, our legal team has the necessary experience to help you obtain appropriate financial compensation. our Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers handle a wide variety of case types:
Any surgery involves a level of risk; however, some errors are avoidable and can be considered medical malpractice. Although unlikely, a retained surgical object or wrong site surgery (where, for example, a doctor operates on the left kidney instead of the right) is grounds for a medical malpractice case.
The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, however medical errors during birth can cause life-long physical pain or injuries for both mother and child. Common birth injuries include intellectual disabilities, shoulder dystocia, head trauma, or even wrongful death.
Technology has revolutionized medical care and improved the lives of millions of families. However, not all medical devices work as described. Typical examples of medical device malpractice cases include pacemakers that do not function properly, defective joint implants, defective IUDs, or heart valve implants that simply don’t work.
When you are prescribed a drug, you trust that your doctor and the pharmaceutical companies are providing you with a safe solution for your medical problem. Sometimes, this is not the case. If you have taken any of the drugs listed on our drug injury page, you may have a malpractice case.
Doctors are human beings and sometimes make mistakes. However, an incorrect diagnosis can have a lasting impact on the life of a patient. If you were diagnosed with the wrong disease or had a delayed diagnosis, you may have a medical malpractice case.
The purpose filing of a medical malpractice case is to provide an injured patient with the opportunity to recover financial compensation for the damages caused by a medical professional.
For example, if a doctor fails to diagnose a disease properly or makes an error during surgery, the affected patient can recover money for the costs of additional medical treatment, lost wages or missed professional opportunities, and real instances of emotional pain and suffering.
The Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham have extensive experience handling cases just like yours. If you or a loved one have been impacted by medical malpractice, contact the lawyers at WKW. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.