Medical malpractice is committed when a medical professional makes an error negligently with regard to treatment or acts outside of the common practice in the medical community. This type of injury is very serious as it can cause physical and/or emotional injury. In the most extreme cases, it can even result in death.
Medical malpractice encompasses a variety of issues. Those include:
- The misdiagnosis of and/or failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition
- The failure to provide appropriate or adequate treatment of the illness or condition
- Unreasonable delay in treatment of the diagnosed condition.
At Fortune & Beard, we practice in several areas of medical malpractice, including the following:
We understand the need to act fast to provide you with relief and compensation for your claim. We also know how important it is to file as quickly as possible, so that you are not barred from making your claim. Once you have become aware of the negligence you have between six (6) months and two (2) years to file your claim in Alabama. In the case of negligence with regards to a minor child, you have up to four (4) years after the negligence occurred.
However, if you have been negligent in the discovering of the negligence, or the effects of the negligence, you could be barred from filing a claim. It is important to know your statutory limitations. Alabama does not have a “cap” on medical malpractice damages. This means that the amount of damages you can collect are not statutorily defined based on the type of malpractice. If you or a loved one believe that you are or have been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t wait. Contact the law firm of Fortune & Beard for a free consultation regarding your claim.