Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is medical malpractice?

It occurs when a medical professional fails to properly diagnose or treat a medical or psychological condition.

How do win a medical malpractice suit?

You have to prove that the medical professional responsible was acting in a negligent manner and that their negligence caused your injury.

What are some examples of malpractice or medical negligence?

They include failure to diagnose cancer or other major illnesses, improper technique during treatment or surgery, improper administration of prescription drugs, birth injuries, and other injuries or death that are caused by the negligence of medical professionals.

What is negligence?

Negligence means that the health professional failed to meet the standard of care recognized in the community for the safe treatment of patients with similar conditions or injuries.

What if I did not realize I was a victim of medical malpractice until a significant amount of time had passed?

This can happen for a variety of reasons and is more common than you might think. Unfortunately, strict time limitations apply to pursuing claims for medical malpractice. Please consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer for advice regarding time limitations that may apply in your case.

Medical malpractice can affect your family in numerous ways. It is a physical, financial and emotional burden that you shouldn’t have to deal with on your own. At Tichenor & Dziuba LLP, we have extensive experience representing individuals and families who are the victims of medical malpractice. contact us to schedule a free consultation.