Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide appropriate medical treatment to a patient. In legal terms, it is when the appropriate standard of care is not met and the patient suffers an injury as a result.
When a physician, dentist, chiropractor, hospital staff or any professional performs or administers medical treatment, they assume a responsibility to provide a certain standard of care. If that responsibility is breached, and injury results, medical malpractice may have occurred.
Medical Malpractice claims are inherently complex, time consuming and expensive. Careful consideration with a lawyer skilled in malpractice actions must be given before you embark on such a claim.
As well, there are strict limitation periods with medical malpractice cases so it is important to address your concerns with a lawyer to ensure your rights are protected.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt is experienced at evaluating medical malpractice cases and pursuing claims in appropriate cases.
If you feel you have a medical malpractice claim, one of our lawyers would be pleased to discuss the strength of your case and the relevant law to fully educate you and allow you to make an informed decision.
We represent your best interest by providing individualized legal representation for medical malpractice cases.
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt never charges for an initial consultation.