Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a legal term that describes the failure of a qualified medical professional to use sound medical professional skill or learning, following accepted 'standards of care' within the respective medical community, and rendering medical services which result in injury, loss, or damage.

Examples of medical malpractice include: Misdiagnosis of, or failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition; Failure to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition; Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition.

Medical malpractice actions must be filed within three years of the date of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, or within one year of the date when the injury was or reasonably should have been discovered, whichever is later

Our team of experienced attorneys has handled many malpractice suits. An inexperienced lawyer is more likely to make a technical mistake which may result in your case being lost or dismissed.

We trust our doctors to take care of us on the occasions that we can’t take care of ourselves; and yet, doctors are human beings too. Even our physicians can make mistakes that harm their patients. And while it’s understandable that every profession has an element of human error, it is important for victims of medical malpractice to seek help and representation from a qualified medical malpractice attorney.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice describes a situation wherein a professional fails to follow the medical community's accepted "standards of care." These standards are broad, and can include everything from a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a medical condition; medical negligence that results in illness or injury on behalf of the patient; or unreasonable delay in treating a patient’s diagnosed medical condition.

What Do I Do If I’ve Been a Victim of Malpractice?

If you believe you have just cause for a medical malpractice suit, it’s important to contact a qualified lawyer as soon as possible. Medical malpractice actions must be filed within three years of the date of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, or within one year of the date when the injury was / should have been discovered - whichever is later.

What Should I Look for in a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

There are several things you should look for in your medical malpractice attorney. Above all, you should ensure that your lawyer has handled a high percentage of medical malpractice suits. The best intentions in the world cannot make up for a lack of experience!

Secondly, check that your attorney has a high rate of settlements for their clients. You want the best advocate you can find for your case.

At Jacobs & Jacobs, we are proud to have obtained over $113 million for our clients in just the last five years alone. If you’re in need of a lawyer for your medical malpractice case, call us for a free consultation today. Our team of expert attorneys are ready to assist you