Medical Malpractice

Does a Bad Result Mean It Is Malpractice?

No.  There are no absolute guarantees regarding medical procedure outcomes. Some results may be unavoidable or unexpected meaning that a “bad result” may not be due to medical malpractice. A New Hampshire medical malpractice claim requires that the healthcare professional must have been negligent in treating the patient. To determine if a medical professional was negligent and caused the patient’s injury, the patient must be able to establish certain elements to the cou

Do I Have a New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claim?

To be successful in a medical malpractice in New Hampshire, your lawyer must prove that a doctor or other medical provider failed to act in accordance with the standard of professional care expected of that provider and the injury was suffered as a result of the medical malpractice. In action for medical malpractice, an expert witness, usually a doctor, is required to establish the standard of care and the injury was a result of the medical malpractice.

Can I get My Medical Records?

Yes. Under New Hampshire law you are entitled to get complete copies of your medical records. The medical provider is entitled to charge for photocopying costs.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

The value of any medical malpractice claim is determined by the facts and circumstances of the particular case. Damages that are recoverable in such a claim include compensatory damages to reimburse or compensate the injured party for financial and non-financial losses as a result of the injuries. Lost wages and medical expenses are examples of financial losses that are recoverable, along with future earnings and any future medical treatment that may be necessary. New Hampshire law also provides for the recovery of emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and damages for any permanent injuries. Also, New Hampshire law allows for the recovery of hedonic or loss of enjoyment of life damages. These damages compensate an injury victim where they cannot enjoy or do things they were able to do prior to their injury.

Is There a Charge to Review My Claim?

No. The attorneys at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey will provide a free evaluation.

Are Medical Malpractice Cases Expensive to Bring?

The insurance companies for doctors, nurses, other hospital staff members or other healthcare workers, vigorously contest medical malpractice claims. Bringing a medical malpractice claim also requires retaining experts, usually a doctor, to establish the industry standard of care for treatment to patients and that the injury was a result of medical malpractice, which is very expensive. This is why you need to hire an experienced lawyer with the resources to devote the time and expenses to your case.

How Will My Medical Malpractice Lawyer Get Paid?

Typically, victims of medical malpractice are represented on a contingency fee arrangement, which means the attorneys only get paid from any settlement, recovery or verdict in your case.

Why Have Douglas, Leonard & Garvey As My Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Our lawyers have the necessary trial experience to fight to protect your rights in these challenging cases. Prosecuting a significant medical malpractice often requires tens of thousands of dollars to hire experts and pay for litigation of trial costs. We are committed to the necessary time and resources for these cases. If you do not have the medical malpractice attorney willing to make that commitment, your case will be at a disadvantage which may mean settling the case too early for less than the case is worth.

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