In the United States, we have access to the best medical care in the world, and we trust our doctors to make us better when we get injured or fall ill. Fortunately, this trust is often well-founded, and every day, medical treatment, when properly given, saves and improves the quality of countless lives. Unfortunately, however, while the majority of Americans will go through life having these expectations met, a significant percentage of patients will fall victim to medical malpractice.
Despite all the information and technology that have helped to structure modern medicine, medical mistakes remain fairly, common. With an estimated 250,000 patients dying due to medical mistakes every year, medical malpractice is now recognized as one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death in the United States. If you are alarmed by this statistic, you are not alone. Our health care providers need to do better. And when they make costly mistakes, they need to be held accountable and we consider it our responsibility to our clients to take every effort to make sure that happens.
In Indiana, medical malpractice occurs when a physician or other health care provider fails to treat a patient with the appropriate standard of care. From failing to diagnose injuries in the emergency room to birth injuries, to harming a patient during surgery, all types of mistakes have the potential for life-altering (and perhaps life-threatening) consequences. If you believe that you or a loved one may be a victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you seek help promptly. This starts with talking to our established and experienced Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyers about your legal rights. We will listen to your story, advise you of your rights under the law, and help you to devise a strategy, going forward, to seek the compensation you deserve. Our trusted and skilled Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyers represent patients and families in Indianapolis. Call (317) 255-5400 for a free consultation.
Medical malpractice cases are unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits. The facts necessary to prove your case will come from your medical records and the testimony of medical experts. They often involve highly technical information, and it is important to have someone on your side who is familiar with everything that may be very unfamiliar to you. Your attorney must thoroughly understand both the medical evidence and the legal principles involved in order to help you recover just compensation.
Tim Caress, founder of the Caress Worland Law Group, has more than 20 years of experience helping Indianapolis medical malpractice victims secure just compensation through insurance settlement negotiations and skilled legal representation at trial. The team at Caress Worland Law Group includes attorneys, paralegals, a legal nurse consultant, and nationally recognized and board certified medical specialists from all over the country. When you contact us, our Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys will provide a clear and straightforward assessment of your rights in language you can understand. If you hire our medical malpractice team to represent you, we will begin working immediately to collect the evidence we need to seek maximum compensation on your behalf. If you have been a victim of any of the unfortunate situations described below, don't hesitate any longer before giving us a call so that we can begin fighting for you.
The arrival of a new baby should be, and often is, one of the most joyous moments in the life of a family. Sadly, birth injuries are among the most-common consequences of medical malpractice and what should be an occasion of great happiness becomes otherwise. Mistakes during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can lead to a variety of complications, many of which can have lifelong effects. If you find yourself in this very unfortunate situation, we are here to help. We represent families in birth injury cases involving:
If you or the family member you love are a victim of this sort of tragic medical malpractice, our team is here for you. When you may be too overwhelmed with emotion to know exactly what to do next, we can help you to create a plan. We understand the appropriate standards of medical care and can help to identify when those standards of care have not been met. We can fight for you when you don't feel that you can fight for yourself.
Pediatric malpractice can involve any type of mistake that has a negative impact on a child's health or wellbeing. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), three of the most-common forms of pediatric malpractice are:
While these are some of the most common scenarios, any form of medical malpractice that can affect an adult can affect a child as well. As a result, if you have any reason to expect that your child may have received substandard medical care, we strongly encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.We can help you to understand exactly where your medical treatment went wrong and what you can do to assert your right to the compensation you deserve.
In many circumstances, patients undergoing medical treatment will require periodic or ongoing monitoring by a nurse, physician, or physician assistant. Patients who do not receive adequate monitoring can face a variety of risks, from treatment and medication-related complications to failure to diagnose changes in medical condition. Depending on a patient's situation, the consequences of a failure to monitor can be quite severe. If you think you have been a victim of a failure to monitor, contact us today to see if you have a right to compensation.
Fortunately, we live in a time of incredible medical innovation. The horizon is bright for medical development, and scientists and physicians across the globe are continually making discoveries and advances that benefit us all, including advances for medications that can greatly improve the quality of, or in some cases, even save our lives. As long as it is prescribed and administered as intended, medicine can be wonderful. Unfortunately, this simply isn't always the case.
Medication errors can take several different forms, all of which are equally dangerous for patients who are relying on their health care providers to provide them with appropriate medications. Patients should be able to trust that their healthcare providers are prescribing and administering necessary medications correctly and with due diligence. When that doesn't occur, we're here to help. Here at Caress Worland Law Group, our skilled Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving all types of medication errors, including:
Any one of the aforementioned errors can have significant and lasting consequences. We can help to advise you on what went wrong and on what we can do to help you seek recovery. When you contact the qualified team at Caress Worland Law Group, you'll be able to rest assured in the knowledge that you are talking to a legal team with the experience and knowledge that you need on your side. We understand the law and the strategies often implemented by attorneys who represent the healthcare professionals on the other side. Our highly experienced and proven Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys can fight for you and for your right to receive the compensation you deserve as a result of medical negligence that was in no way your fault.
Contact our team today. We're here to listen to your circumstances and to help you build your case. Let our Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers focus on your case so that you can fully focus on your recovery. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Whether due to inability to read a doctor's handwriting, misinterpretation of a patient's chart, inattentiveness, or lack of training or experience, failure to follow a doctor's orders can have devastating consequences if it leads to inadequate care. When you receive a diagnosis and treatment plan, you expect these to be followed. When they aren't, you deserve to make a full physical and financial recovery.
Despite what we would all like to believe, some doctors are simply better equipped to treat patients than others. Whether due to lack of specialization, inadequate training, or simple negligence, improper performance of medical procedures is an unjustifiable mistake that should not be ignored. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a negligent medical error like this, call us today to see what rights you have and what compensation you deserve.
Surgical errors are another category of medical mistakes that can take a variety of different forms. We represent patients and families who have suffered and lost loved ones due to errors including:
These are only a few examples of many. If your surgical procedure went wrong, we want to help fight on your behalf to make things right.
Your pharmacist's job involves much more than simply filling your prescriptions. Pharmacists have a number of obligations, and failure to meet any of these obligations can support a claim for medical malpractice. Some of the most-common malpractice claims against pharmacists include:
If you feel you have been the victim of a prescription error, call us today to discuss your case.
Failure to diagnose is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Generally, physicians and physician assistants must use differential diagnosis techniques in order to precisely identify a patient's injury, illness, or other condition. When a practitioner fails to recognize the symptoms of a condition or disease, the resulting failure to diagnose can have drastic and irreversible consequences.
We're here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve as a result of those consequences.
Another form of failure to diagnose involves failing to recognize the severity of a condition or disease. Examples include sending a patient home with a diagnosis of a sprained ankle when the patient actually requires surgery to repair a tear or fracture and diagnosing a patient as having an acute respiratory infection when he or she has contracted a potentially life-threatening illness.Failure to correctly assess the severity of a condition can have significant consequences. If you are the unfortunate victim of those consequences, we can help.
In some cases, doctors simply get it wrong. In fact, according to numerous sources, misdiagnosis is the single most common form of medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis is dangerous, not only because it means lack of treatment for the patient's actual condition, but because it may mean receiving medications or undergoing surgery for a condition that the patient does not have. If you think that you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis, we're here to help.
Many times, the effects of a delay in diagnosis can be just as substantial as the effects of not receiving a diagnosis at all. If your diagnosis or a loved one's diagnosis came too late to prevent serious illness or injury, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Call us today to find out.
As a patient, it can be difficult to know if you have a claim for medical malpractice. Your provider may be unwilling to admit that he or she made a mistake, and you may not know whether your condition was preventable with appropriate medical care. To find out if you have a claim, the best thing you can do is to speak with an attorney promptly. At Caress Worland Law Group, we do not expect you to know your rights when you call. Our skilled Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys will carefully review your medical records and treatment history to determine if you have a claim for financial compensation.
In most cases, you have two years from the date of treatment to file a claim for medical malpractice. However, there are exceptions in certain cases where it was not possible to discover the malpractice immediately. We encourage you to contact us regardless of how long it has been since you last received treatment for your illness or injury.
Medical malpractice cases are unique. The more you know about your case, the better able you will be to make informed decisions along the way. For more information, you can read our additional answers to medical malpractice FAQs.
Do you have a claim for medical malpractice in Indianapolis, IN? To find out, please contact one of our Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyers to arrange your free, no-obligation initial consultation. To speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in confidence, call (317) 255-5400 or get in touch online today. We look forward to listening to your story and to working with you to seek the compensation you rightfully deserve.