Schererville Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Pursuing Redress For Negligent Medical Claims
If you went to the doctor to get a cure for an illness or an injury and ended up leaving in worse shape than before, you might have grounds for a medical malpractice case. An instance of medical malpractice can turn your whole life upside down. Victims of malpractice can find that their health and even their future may be compromised.
At Tauber Law Offices, clients in Northwest Indiana trust us to pursue their medical malpractice cases aggressively, and we have done so for decades. Our experience gives you the advantage of premier legal skills in your corner from a firm that treats you like family. Contact our Schererville medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss whether you have a claim during a free case evaluation.
What Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case?
Medical malpractice claims are the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, facility, or manufacturer. Such claims often include medical devices that don’t function as advertised or faulty treatment methods that lead to more harm than good.
For example, reasons for filing a medical malpractice claim often feature:
- Inattention of the diagnosing or treating medical personnel
- Poor communication between medical providers
- A defect in a medical instrument or device
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
Results of medical malpractice may include:
- A failed medical implant, such as a faulty artificial hip joint
- An operation on the wrong limb or side of the body
- An operation on the wrong person
- Erroneous prescription instructions
- Birth injuries to a newborn and/or mother
When Can’t You File for Medical Malpractice?
It should be noted that you can’t file a medical malpractice claim just because you are unhappy with the results of your treatment. Medical malpractice claims require that a medical practitioner or facility performed their duties negligently and that the negligence directly led to physical and/or mental harm. Additionally, it will be up to you to provide ample evidence to back up your claim since such allegations are taken very seriously. Our attorneys can help you defend your claim by investigating the medical personnel in question, securing expert witnesses, and more.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Indiana
In the state of Indiana, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims allows for claims to be filed within two years of the date the healthcare provider committed the act of negligence that led to a patient’s injuries. In some cases, this timeline may be extended if the injured patient did not discover the malpractice and its effects until later.
To file a claim in Indiana, first consult with a local attorney to determine whether you have a case and if it is worth pursuing. Next, you can file a claim with the Indiana Department of Insurance. Your lawyer and/or the state will guide you through the next steps. In the event you cannot settle the claim outside of court, you may want to retain an attorney to represent you if you haven’t already.
It should be noted that a medical review panel is always formed.
Due to a recent change in medical malpractice law, the total amount recoverable for the injury or death of a patient due to medical malpractice is $1,800,000 if the event occurred after June 30, 2019.
Holding Medical Providers Responsible
Medical malpractice victims often feel betrayed by the medical institution that harmed them, and for good reason. Our firm seeks to remind the negligent party of their responsibility to you, the patient, and the need to make things right through compensation for errors. We will do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the compensation and care you rightfully deserve.
Get a seasoned firm that is knowledgeable about medical malpractice on your side. Give Tauber Law Offices a call at (219) 247-6790 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. There are no fees charged unless we win your case.