When you seek out healthcare services, you expect doctors, nurses, and other providers to offer the best and safest care to you. You may not anticipate any of them purposely or accidentally causing you more harm, pain, and suffering.
However, healthcare providers are human and capable of malice or mishaps when providing patient care. Even so, you can hold them accountable and pursue your rights as a victim by hiring a medical malpractice attorney to represent you.
Showcasing Your Suffering
When you retain a medical malpractice attorney for your case, you can make it clear to your healthcare providers and the court what kinds of suffering that you incurred from the shoddy medical care that you received. Your lawyer can provide evidence, such as new x-rays, doctors' reports, and photos, of your injuries and damages. They can also provide video testimony from you and others who witnessed the poor care that you received at the hospital or medical clinic.
Using this evidence, your medical malpractice attorney can compel the faulty medical facility or provider to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and punitive damages. They can make a claim against the facility or provider's malpractice insurer and secure you funds that you need to pay for your treatments, loss of income, physical therapy, prescriptions, and mental and emotional damages.
Filing a Lawsuit
The healthcare facility and its providers may have a bevy of lawyers of their own ready to defend them. These lawyers are savvy enough to accuse you of causing your own damages. They can also cast doubt on your claims and purposely withhold insurance information from you to stop you from making claims for compensation.
However, your medical malpractice attorney can meet these legal challenges on your behalf and move them to court with a lawsuit. They can argue your case before a judge or jury. Your medical malpractice attorney can use evidence in your case to convince the court to decide in your favor and award you a judgment.
The lawsuit may also be sufficient to convince the facility, insurer, or its team of lawyers to settle with you. Your medical malpractice attorney can negotiate a fair and timely settlement for you.
A medical malpractice attorney can prove your injuries, pain, and suffering in court. They can also file a lawsuit and negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you. For more information, contact a local medical malpractice law firm.