Rockingham Medical Malpractice
Rockingham Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Holding North Carolina healthcare providers liable for medical mistakes
Hospitals and medical practices exist to provide patients with life-saving treatments and surgical procedures. Many doctors do provide competent care. Unfortunately, many medical professionals are too overwhelmed and exhausted to deliver exceptional services and a reasonable standard of care. In fact, when hospitals are understaffed, the goal is to cycle through as many patients as possible, regardless of their conditions and concerns. This often leads to devastating and preventable medical complications and fatalities.
The physical and financial repercussions of a medical malpractice injury can have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of a healthcare professional, contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to represent your case both in and out of court. We work with a network of medical professionals who understand when and why doctors make mistakes.
How can we help?
- What is medical malpractice?
- What types of acts are considered medical malpractice?
- What types of injuries do Rockingham medical malpractice victims suffer?
- Who is liable for medical malpractice in Rockingham?
- What is the value of my Rockingham medical malpractice claim?
- How can a Rockingham medical malpractice attorney help?
- When should I file my medical malpractice claim?
- Do you have a medical malpractice lawyer near me?
What is medical malpractice?
There are four essential elements to every medical malpractice case:
- The health provider owed a patient a duty of care.
- The doctor or other health provider failed to provide competent care based on the medical standards for the type of medical practice involved.
- The lack of competent care was the proximate cause of the patient’s injuries or death.
- The injuries or death led to damages.
Our Rockingham medical malpractice lawyers understand the unique challenges involved in medical malpractice claims. We understand what the health providers did wrong, and why they should be accountable for your injuries.
What types of acts are considered medical malpractice?
Some types of medical malpractice are common to most doctors. Other types of medical mistakes are common to a specific type of practice and a specific specialty.
Medical malpractice cases include, but are not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Post-surgical infections
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Delivery room mistakes
- Failure to monitor a patient
- An improper diagnosis
- A delayed diagnosis
- Lack of informed consent
- Prescription errors
- Nursing home accidents
What types of injuries do Rockingham medical malpractice victims suffer?
The injuries vary depending on the reason the patient needed medical care and the medical malpractice of the healthcare provider. Medical malpractice injuries may include:
- The need for corrective surgery, if possible.
- Physical and emotional harm because the correct treatment is delayed.
- Physical and emotional harm because the doctors operated on the wrong part of a body – or the wrong patient.
- Physical and emotional harm because the correct treatment cannot be given due to an improper diagnosis or delay.
- The need for additional doctor visits and rehabilitative care that would have not been necessary but for the medical malpractice.
- The premature death of a patient due to the medical malpractice.
- The need for assistive devices and medications due to the medical malpractice.
- Chronic pain.
- Disfigurement, loss of cognitive function, and other disorders, such as when medical malpractice by delivery doctors causes cerebral palsy.
- An inability to treat cancer, heart disease, lung disorders, and many other diseases.
- Many other injuries due to the medical malpractice.
The cost of medical care is very expensive. Just one night in a hospital can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
If a loved one such as spouse, child, or parent dies due to medical malpractice, we file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family members.
Who is liable for medical malpractice in Rockingham?
Various health providers may be liable for medical malpractice for each patient who suffers harm. At Price, Petho & Associates, we file medical malpractice claims, depending on your medical treatment, against the following:
- Medical technicians
- Emergency room doctors
In some cases, employers (such as hospitals) may be liable for the negligence of their employees.
What is the value of my Rockingham medical malpractice claim?
We seek compensation for all your injuries. Many medical malpractice victims need a lifetime of help. All the small details can add up to a large verdict or award.
We demand compensation for all your:
- Medical bills – current and future
- Lost income – current and future
- Pain and suffering – for as long as you hurt
- Loss of function of any body part
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We seek wrongful death damages on behalf of the family members if a delayed or improper diagnosis causes a premature death, or if any other acts of medical malpractice cause a patient to die.
How can a Rockingham medical malpractice attorney help?
The attorneys at Price, Petho & Associates have been representing medical malpractice claims since 1979. We will help you navigate this complex legal process. During your consultation, we will discuss the circumstances of your case and develop a litigation strategy that reflects your financial and legal needs.
We know that consulting with esteemed medical experts is necessary to secure a positive case result on your behalf. While you’re recovering from your injury, our legal team thoroughly investigates the incident in question and reviews our findings with experts to help prove that your injuries were caused by a negligent healthcare professional.
When should I file my medical malpractice claim?
Per the statute of limitations in North Carolina, a patient has three years to file a medical malpractice claim. The statute of limitations is just two years for a wrongful death claim. There are nuances and exceptions to this deadline that you can discuss with an attorney at our firm. You need to file your claim on time.
As a legal and practical matter, you should contact us as soon as possible. Legally, we need to investigate your claim and speak with witnesses while everyone’s memory is fresh. Medically, we need to review what type of care may help improve your condition. Additionally, if a doctor made a mistake with your care, it’s important to hold doctors accountable so other patients don’t suffer.
Do you have a medical malpractice lawyer near me?
Our Rockingham office is conveniently located at 801 E Broad Ave, #17 in Rockingham, NC. We also have offices in Charlotte and Rutherfordton. We meet clients at their homes, a healthcare facility, or a nursing home when necessary.
Get the help you need from a seasoned Rockingham medical malpractice lawyer today
Historically, hospitals and their legal teams have protected negligent employees to save face in the medical community. However, this doesn’t protect other people from being injured by the same careless medical professionals. At Price, Petho & Associates, our Rockingham medical malpractice lawyers are proud to stand up for the rights of victims throughout North Carolina. Our record of success has led us to recover countless multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Contact Price, Petho & Associates at (704)-372-2160 or fill out our contact form. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to pay any attorney fees until we’ve recovered damages that facilitate your recovery.