When you hear of a medical malpractice case, you may wonder how in the world such a life-altering mistake was able to happen. Medical professionals must go through years of training before being able to practice, so making serious medical errors does not make sense, and yet it is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
After any personal injury, you have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages that occurred due to another party's negligence, carelessness, or reckless behavior. Because medical expenses and time off work can be financially devastating, it is often important to establish fault through litigation in a timely manner.
When you see doctors for any health problem, you rely on their experience and knowledge. Unfortunately, sometimes faith in a health care provider turns out to be unfounded. A physician or other provider who makes a mistake can inflict serious and lasting harm.