Recovering Compensation for Injuries Caused By Negligent Doctors, Hospitals or Dentists
Two things need to be proven in order to win a medical or dental malpractice case:
1) That the treating medical professional was negligent - in other words, that he or she deviated from the "standard of care" that is accepted in his or her profession, and
2) That you were injured or damaged as a result of his or her negligence.
If you think you may have a malpractice claim, the first important step is to obtain complete copies of all of your medical records. By law, you are entitled to your records without giving any reason for the request, and you should not tell the doctor's office, dentist or hospital that you are considering a malpractice claim.
Malpractice cases are always a challenge because they are very aggressively defended by malpractice insurance companies. They are expensive to pursue because medical experts need to be hired to review the records and to render an opinion about the treatment that was provided. For that reason, it is usually practical to bring a claim only when the injuries and damages are extremely serious.
Contact a Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney
Bedford-Concord medical and dental malpractice lawyer Peter G. DeGelleke can help you decide whether it makes sense to bring a claim and to pursue the full compensation you deserve for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation so he can evaluate your case, please contact his office at 781-275-0800 or by e-mail today.