Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
Our Mobile, AL medical malpractice attorneys respond
Medical malpractice can be complicated. People dealing with such difficult cases often have so many questions. But finding accurate answers to such questions can often be a challenge, especially since there's so much information out there about mistakes made by medical professionals.
That's why our attorneys at Braswell Murphy, LLC created this page focused on some of the most frequently asked questions about medical malpractice. We know the issues many people want more information about, and we want to help.
Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. And if you can't come to us, we can come to you. Whether it's your home, your hospital room or somewhere else, we're prepared to travel to meet with you on your schedule.
- What is medical malpractice?
- Am I eligible for financial compensation for medical malpractice?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my medical malpractice case?
- Can I negotiate for more money for my medical malpractice case?
- How much is my medical malpractice case worth?
- What expenses are covered by medical malpractice?
- Can I file a lawsuit for medical malpractice in Alabama?
- Is there a deadline for taking legal action for medical malpractice in Alabama?
- Why should I hire a lawyer for my medical malpractice case?
- Why should I hire Braswell Murphy, LLC for my medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice is a legal term used to describe medical issues caused by mistakes made by medical professionals (surgeons, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) that result in serious illnesses, injuries or other health problems.
You very well could be eligible for financial compensation for medical malpractice. However, you won't know for sure until you talk to an attorney about your specific case. Each medical malpractice case is unique. And so is our approach towards each case.
Always talk to an attorney first. Often, settlement offers don't even come close to covering the full cost of medical malpractice cases. Insurance companies representing the doctor or hospital often make lowball offers soon after they realize they made a mistake. They want injured patients or their families to agree to accept such an offer and simply go away. That's not right. That's why we want to be your advocate for justice.
Yes. You can and should ask for more money to cover all expenses associated with your medical malpractice case. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. Why should you have to pay for mistakes made by someone else?
There's no set dollar amount for how much money medical malpractice cases are worth. Each one is unique. Some cases might be worth a few thousand dollars. Others may be worth millions of dollars depending on the circumstances of the case.
Many people assume medical expenses are the only expenses covered by medical malpractice cases. But there are many other expenses associated with such cases that are often covered by a settlement or verdict, including:
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Long-term physical therapy
- Future medical expenses
- Future surgical operations
- Pain and suffering
- Home modifications (due to a permanent disability)
Yes. Often, taking legal action turns out to be best way to get the money you deserve for your medical malpractice-related expenses. This is especially true if the doctor, hospital, another medical professional or the insurance company representing them refuses to fairly compensate you. That's why we want to meet with you, to discuss whether or not you should file a lawsuit in an effort to resolve your medical malpractice case.
In most cases, injury victims and their families have two years to file a lawsuit to resolve their medical malpractice case in Alabama. Known as the statute of limitations, this deadline might seem like a long time. But the reality is injury victims or their families need to take legal action right away. Otherwise, critical pieces of evidence might not be there if they wait too long to respond. And without evidence, many medical malpractice cases can be difficult to win.
Medical professionals and the companies they work for often hire entire teams of attorneys to defend their best interests. That's why it's important to have a lawyer on your side to be your voice for justice. When you have a lawyer working for you, you can level the playing field and demand the financial compensation you and your family deserve. And if they refuse to cooperate, an attorney can help you take legal action against them and fight for your rights in court.
Experience matters when it comes to choosing the right lawyer to defend your best interests in your medical malpractice case. That's why many injury victims and their families in the Mobile, Alabama area choose Braswell Murphy, LLC. We know how the legal system works. We know what information to look for, what questions to ask and how to put those facts together into a strong, compelling case. We pride ourselves on our reputation for results. For us, such cases are about more than just money. They're about holding medical professionals accountable for their actions. They're about justice.