An injury caused by a doctor or a medical professional can leave you feeling frightened and helpless. It is bad enough when you have to endure the recovery process. But, when you have to deal with a medical professional that ignores your injury or a an insurance company that denies your malpractice claim, it can be a devastating experience.
If you are suffering from an injury due to medical malpractice or you’re a battling with an insurance provider that is dragging their feet with your medical claim, you will definitely need access to an experienced personal injury attorney.What is Medical Malpractice Exactly?
Medical malpractice is when a doctor, nurse or other medical professional causes an injury to a patient due neglect. Examples of negligence includes mistakes in treatment, healthcare management, or diagnosis. Here are some common types of medical malpractice injuries that patients experience:
- Birth defects
- Amputation of a wrong limb
- Neglect or failure to care for a patient in a hospital
- Defective medical product or device
- Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis
- Leaving a surgical instrument inside the body
- Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
These are just a handful of medical malpractice injuries caused by medical professionals who have been sued for malpractice.Medical Malpractice Injuries - Statutes of Limitations
If you have been injured due to malpractice, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney immediately. According to state law, injured patients in New Hampshire are required to
file a medical malpractice lawsuit within three years of experiencing his or her injury. Otherwise, it could jeopardize a patient’s opportunity to sue for compensation.Damages in a New Hampshire Wrongful Death Claim
Every case is different there are no cases that are exactly alike. So, the damages will be different in each case. Here are the types of damages in a New Hampshire wrongful death claim:
- Expenses incurred by a deceased patient’s illness or injury
- Suffering and pain endured by a deceased patient before death
- Compensation for funeral, burial and medical expenses
- Compensation for the deceased patient’s income that he/she could have earned if he/she lived.
In addition, the judge may consider the length of the deceased patient's life if he or she did not die due to wrongful death - as far as compensation is concerned.Do You Have a Case for a Medical Malpractice Law Suit?
Have you or a loved one been injured by a doctor, nurse or medical staff? Let us help protect your medical rights. Our personal injury attorneys in Nashua want to help protect your rights. We suggest not signing any documents or a medical claim by an insurance company until you have sought the little legal advice from an attorney. You could be easily signing away your personal rights.
Doctors and insurance companies have lawyers fighting hard on their side, you will need an aggressive attorney to fight for your rights. Call Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation.