is the negligence of a healthcare provider that causes an injury to a patient. The negligence may be due to the medical provider's failure to do something he/she is supposed to do or in the alternative to do something he/she is not supposed to do. That is also known as a departure from the acceptable standard of care. The negligence must be the cause of an injury, temporary or permanent. Without an injury, medical negligence is not an actionable cause of action.
Most physicians and nurses practice their professions in a conscientious and competent manner. However, possibly as a result of caring for too many patients in a limited amount of time, mistakes happen. Some medical mistakes can be fatal to patients.
In general, a medical malpractice cause of action must be filed in the appropriate court within 3 years of the negligent act. If the negligent medical provider is a Federal employee, the Federal Torts Claims Act governs and the cause of action must be filed within 2 years of the negligent act. The time period limiting the delay in filing a cause of action for medical malpractice is governed by what is known as the Statute of Limitations. Lack of knowledge is no defense to a late filing, therefore, do not delay to have your potential case evaluated.
At the Zaim Law Firm, we understand the needs of our clients and work very hard to ensure that those needs are met. Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely difficult to prepare and present to a jury. In order to determine whether we can help you, we must first learn about the circumstances of your individual case. We must also obtain the medical records and carry out an in-depth review to determine whether a medical error has occurred and who the responsible medical provider or providers are for the untoward outcome. If it appears that you or your loved one was injured as a result of medical malpractice, we will do all things necessary to get you the compensation and answers you deserve.