If you become sick or injured, you often rely on a hospital with professionals such as doctors and nurses to help you with your injury. When those trained professionals make a mistake either by doing something they shouldn't, or not acting when they should, this can result is serious consequences for the patient. If the doctor was negligent in treating you, including not informing you of potential consequences or obtaining your consent, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Every year there are more deaths as a result of medical errors than AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined.
Every year more than 1 million people are injured due to medication errors.
Every year around 10,000 people die in hospitals from medical errors.
In order to successfully win a New Hampshire medical malpractice claim, a patient must prove that a health care provider either failed to do something which a reasonably prudent health care provider would have done, or that (s)he did something that should not have been done; and that that failure or action caused injury to the patient.
In order for our team of New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Lawyers to accept a case, the injury must be severe and permanent, Because medical malpractice cases are costly to litigate and go to trial.
It is not uncommon to incur disbursements (or expenses) of more than $50,000 in prosecuting a medical malpractice action. Most of these expenses are for expert witnesses (medical doctors) who take time away from their medical practices to prepare for and testify in court. It is often necessary to call several medical experts on a case.
Many injuries from medical malpractice are uncompensated simply because the high cost of litigation deters patients and attorneys from filing lawsuits.
Doctors, Physicians, medical professionals, and hospitals are not quick to admit mistakes. If you or someone close to you has been harmed because of medical malpractice, you can expect an aggressive defense against the claims you make. You deserve a knowledgable lawyer to work hard and aggressively on your case to get you the best outcome possible.
Experience, knowledge, hard work, good client relationships, are all factors that may be important to you in selecting the right medical malpractice attorney to represent you.