Victim of Malpractice?
When you are the victim of medical malpractice, you may not know where to turn or what to do. Your trust has been betrayed, and you may feel as if you have no control over your situation. That’s why you need to call us at Hepworth Legal. We know what you are feeling, and we have the know-how to help you.
Our Mission is to Serve You
We have a team of professionals in Utah that deal with medical malpractice issues daily. Our top priority is to get you the compensation you ought to have for your pain and suffering, so you can leave it in the past and move forward with your life. From the moment you step into our office, our team will lead you through the entire process, from start to finish.
What You Need to Know About Malpractice
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Utah, you are entitled to a monetary settlement. This settlement can cover the following:
- Ongoing care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Medical Expenses
- Diminished earning capacity
- Additional losses and costs
While it is the job of insurance companies to pay you for your injuries, too often, they fight to do just the opposite. Some insurance companies will offer you a small amount of money to settle your claim quickly. Others will go so far as to deny your claim or simply abandon you.
That’s why it is necessary to obtain a personal injury attorney that will fight for your rights. That’s what we do every day which is why you should contact the Utah malpractice lawyers at our office now.
The Importance of Investigating Medical Malpractice
You need to work with a law firm with the right experience in investigating your case. We have the training to analyze your claim, to collect evidence, and take photographs. We know what we are looking for and what it takes to build the strongest possible case for you.
Once we have collected the necessary evidence, we are ready to negotiate with the insurance companies. While they may try to low-ball you or not pay at all, we will stand up to them and fight for what is right to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Our office will handle the mounds of legal paperwork for you, so you don’t have to worry about it. Instead, you can devote all your energy to getting well and spending quality time with your loved ones.
The bottom line is that you must not allow your insurance company to shrug off their responsibilities, and that is where we come in. We will work to make sure they do what is right.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital or health care professional causes an injury to a patient. This is a serious situation and can cause ongoing economic, physical, and mental harm. Medical malpractice could be through negligence, an accident, or an act of omission. The negligence can be a result of errors in diagnosis, health management, treatment, and aftercare. If you feel that you are suffering from medical malpractice, contact us today! You may be entitled to a settlement from a medical malpractice suit.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Below is a list of situations that may lead to a medical malpractice suit:
- Unnecessary surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Surgical errors
- Complications from Anesthesia
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
- Improper medication or dosage
- Disregarding Patient History
- Failure to order proper testing or to recognize symptoms
What is the Average Settlement Value for a Medical Malpractice Suit?
Any individual case’s settlement value will vary by which state it is in, the economics of the case, and the long-term rehabilitation cost. Within the U.S. a medical malpractice settlement averages between $300,000 to $380,000. In your specific case, the value is determined by the economic damages and non-economic damages. The monetary damages can be loss of job income, past and future medical expenses, past and future medication, and adaptive devices necessary for daily living. Your non-economic injuries include disfigurement, anguish, inconvenience, pain, suffering, and mental distress.
How Long Does it Take for a Medical Malpractice Suit to Settle?
The average time for a medical malpractice lawsuit to settle is 28 months. Many cases are settled outside of court after the discovery phase and before the trial. There is a statute of limitations for bringing up a lawsuit for a medical malpractice case. You must contact us immediately if you feel like you’ve incurred physical and mental injury for medical malpractice.
Sometimes, the extent of your injuries and your pain and suffering isn’t apparent immediately. It can take days if not weeks for you to understand the full impact of your injuries on your health. This tends to lead to lost wages, high medical bills, and physical pain. Because of this, you need an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice expert by your side. At Hepworth Legal we have handled thousands of malpractice cases in the state of Utah, and we always work hard to ensure you receive fair compensation from your insurance company.