Fayetteville, Arkansas Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When we seek medical attention, either for a routine checkup or because something is ailing us, we expect the physician we see to follow proper medical conduct and treat us appropriately. In many ways, our health and well-being are in their hands. Unfortunately, medical professionals don’t always adhere to the medical standard of care, and at times, when they divert from this standard of care, patients can suffer severe, sometimes even fatal consequences. If you or a loved one was harmed by a medical professional, you need to read on and contact a seasoned Fayetteville medical malpractice lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm for help.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Here for Clients Harmed By Medical Professionals
If you trusted a medical professional to care for you, only to find you’re worse off than when you initially requested treatment, you most likely feel betrayed and in need of justice. Our Fayetteville, Arkansas personal injury lawyer is here to help you pursue that justice. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can guide you through the medical malpractice claims process going forward.
Instances of Medical Malpractice and Negligence
There are a wide array of ways in which a doctor or any other type of physician can conduct themselves negligently or commit an act of malpractice. Just some of the most common examples of medical malpractice and negligence that we see are as follows:
- Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Errors during surgery
- Emergency room/hospital errors
- Errors during birth
- Errors involving neurological or orthopedic malpractice
- Wrongful death caused by malpractice
The Medical Standard of Care
To win a medical malpractice claim, you will need to prove several things. They are as follows:
- You must prove that you were the physician’s patient and that the physician owed you a duty of care.
- You must then prove that the medical professional failed to meet the applicable medical standard of care.
- Next, you’ll need to prove that the failure to meet the medical standard of care was the “proximate result” of your injuries.
- Your injuries resulted in significant damages.
Our legal team is here to assess your case, and, from there, fight to obtain all evidence necessary to satisfy the burden of proof in your medical malpractice claim to help you move on with your life.
The Statute of Limitations
Though the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims here in the state of Arkansas is three years, this isn’t true for most medical malpractice claims. In fact, if you were harmed by a careless medical professional, you likely will only have two years from the date the incident occurred to file a medical malpractice claim against them. If you wait longer than two years, you’ll most likely permanently lose your right to sue altogether. Our firm is here to help you today.
Contact a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that if you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, the time to act is now, and our legal team is here to help you get the justice you deserve. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer from the Knapp Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation with our seasoned legal team.