Archive for the ‘ Medical Malpractice ’ Category

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Jun

Medical Negligence vs. Medical Malpractice

June 14, 2017

One of the most important relationships in our lives isn’t with a family member, friend, or colleague. It’s with our physician. That relationship can determine both the quality and longevity of your life. It requires an investment of trust on both your parts. When that trust is betrayed, the results can be devastating, as many Indiana medical malpractice victims have discovered.

Medical negligence occurs much more than you might think. However, just because your physician or hospital was negligent doesn’t necessarily mean malpractice exists. In order for malpractice to exist, there must be injuries involved. For example, if your physician accidentally prescribes the wrong medication, it may be considered medical negligence. However, it only becomes medical malpractice if taking that prescription leads to physical or mental harm.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately. We know how to determine if your experience warrants a lawsuit. If so, we’ll do everything within our power to get you maximum compensation for what you’ve been through. It costs you nothing to find out your options. Contact our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Apr

Should You Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim?

April 26, 2017

We have pretty high expectations of our medical professionals. After all, they hold the fate of our lives in their hands. When surgeons, operating staffs, and other care-givers fail to follow the rules of safety,  they put their patients in danger. Sometimes those mistakes lead to serious health consequences for the patient.

Most medical professionals and organizations carry medical malpractice insurance for this very reason. They prepare for the eventuality of a medical malpractice claim by securing insurance. That act alone doesn’t prove they were negligent in your medical malpractice case, but it should give you confidence in knowing that you’re doing the right thing by bringing a lawsuit. You may have thousands of dollars in medical expenses ahead of you, not to mention the toll your accident has taken on you and your family. You deserve to be compensated for what you’ve been through and shouldn’t feel one moment of hesitation when seeking legal help.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, call Stewart & Stewart right now. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to Indiana folks in your exact situation, and we’re ready to help if we can. Contact our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys today.

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Mar

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

March 15, 2017

There are certain things you come to expect when you go to the doctor. First and foremost, you expect to get answers to questions you have about your health. Whether those questions center around a diagnosis or a treatment plan, you trust the medical professional to provide thoughtful and informed answers.

When many folks think of medical malpractice, what comes to mind are operating room horror stories. Although a large number of medical malpractice cases involve surgical mistakes, there are also a number of cases that result from a misdiagnosis or due to carelessness that took place in a routine doctor’s visit. For example, if your doctor prescribes you the wrong medication or dosage for a condition and you are harmed after taking that medication as directed, you may have a medical malpractice case.

But how can you know for sure if your experience warrants a medical malpractice lawsuit? Call an attorney. The medical malpractice attorneys at Stewart & Stewart have years of experience helping Indiana medical malpractice victims seek compensation for their injuries. That compensation could include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, call us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to hear your story and offer you the help you need.

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Feb

Why We Handle Medical Malpractice Cases

February 01, 2017

In our experience, there’s no such thing as a routine doctor’s visit. Every time you have an examination or a minor procedure, there’s always opportunity for something to go wrong. Whether it’s getting some unexpected bad news or sustaining additional complications due to a medical professional’s negligence, any visit to the hospital has the potential to turn tragic.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know that no medical professional can be perfect in their practice. Everyone makes mistakes, no matter what profession you are in, and sometimes people are hurt because of those mistakes. We don’t handle medical malpractice cases because we want to punish the hospitals and medical professionals in Indiana. We handle medical malpractice cases because victims deserve and need to be compensated for what they’ve been through.

Why? In short, you’re going to need the money. The medical complications you experienced will surely lead to additional medical needs, which could end up costing you thousands, not to mention the time you’ve been out of work due to your injuries. Should you be responsible for that cost? We don’t think so.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. Our team of investigators knows how to uncover the truth about your condition, and we’ll fight to get you every dollar in compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to go through this alone, and you don’t have to. Contact us today.

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Dec

A Reasonable Standard of Care

December 07, 2016

If you’re like most Americans, you can’t rebuild a carburetor from scratch or rewire an entire house on a whim. Instead, we turn to mechanics and electricians when the need arises and rarely venture into their space. It’s simply a matter of know-how. The same is true for medical treatment. There aren’t many who can both diagnose and treat their own ailments, so we put our trust in medical professionals. When that trust is betrayed, the consequences can be dire.

At Stewart & Stewart, we believe in holding medical professionals to a reasonable standard of care. Most of our medical malpractice cases involve medical professionals who hurt our client more than they helped. The injuries they caused would never have happened if the medical professional had upheld, at the very least, a reasonable standard of care. Instead, our client received negligent care, sustained injuries, and therefore deserves to be compensated.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us immediately. Our team of experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys are ready to hear your story and work to get you the justice you deserve. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.

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Oct

The Truth About Medical Malpractice

October 26, 2016

Over the years, our firm has won substantial verdicts for medical malpractice victims in Indiana. That success has given us the reputation for being the firm to call if you or someone you love sustained injuries due to medical negligence. Although a medical malpractice case is something no one ever wants to go through, we believe one of the hardest parts is picking up the phone and giving an experienced lawyer a call.

What keeps most victims from calling a lawyer? In our experience, we’ve found that many medical malpractice victims simply don’t want to get their doctor in trouble, so they do nothing. Although their reluctance comes from a charitable place, their logic is flawed.

The reality is the medical professional or institution that caused your injuries has prepared for this lawsuit. Almost every medical professional and hospital has medical malpractice insurance because they know they may at some point be held liable for failing to deliver the standard of care their patients deserve. Although the surgeon or hospital will be named in the lawsuit you bring, it is the insurance company that will more than likely pay damages in your case, not the doctor or hospital.

If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, do the right thing and give us a call today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. You are the victim in this situation, and you deserve justice. Contact us today and we’ll fight to secure it for you.

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Sep

Defending Birth Injury Victims in Indiana

September 21, 2016

There are few moments in life that compare to when your first child is born. It may sound cliché, but it’s true that everything changes in that moment. After months of anticipation and planning, your child is finally coming into the world, and all you hope and pray for is that he or she will be healthy. Unfortunately, thousands of parents every year receive the devastating news that their child suffered a birth injury and as a result will have a very different life than the one they had hoped for.

Birth injuries can occur in every stage of the pregnancy, including after care once your child is born. The medical professionals tasked with your child’s safety have a responsibility to provide exceptional care at every stage of the process, as just one lapse of judgment can change your family forever. At Stewart & Stewart, we stand behind the families with children who have suffered birth injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Those families need experienced legal help in their time of crisis, and we’re proud to provide it.

If your child suffered a birth injury, give us a call today for a free consultation. Our team of Indiana birth injury lawyers is ready to fully investigate your child’s injury to determine who is responsible and to fight for the justice your child deserves. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.

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Aug

Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

August 10, 2016

Did you know that in recent years, medical negligence was named the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer? That’s a pretty shocking statistic considering millions of Americans every year put their trust in medical professionals. We expect those medical professionals to put our health and well being above everything else, and most of the time, they do. However, when a medical professional’s negligent act or behavior puts you or someone you love in harm’s way, the results can be devastating.

At Stewart & Stewart, we know that one lapse of concentration or careless act can be fatal, leaving the surviving families wondering what went wrong and what to do next, so they turn to us for help. We handle medical malpractice cases because we believe our medical professionals should be held to the hippocratic oath they took when first starting out. That standard was designed to keep patients safe within their care, and we believe they should uphold it no matter the circumstances.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call for a free consultation. Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys will fully investigate the events that led up to your injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable. You have options, and we can help. Contact us today.

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Jun

Medical Justice for Indiana Victims

June 01, 2016

Your loved one went into the hospital for a routine procedure. The doctor said it would only take a couple hours, but hours later, you are still sitting in the waiting room with no word. Finally, the doctor comes in to tell you there were complications with the surgery and as a result, your loved one will never be the same. You and your family are devastated. You suspect medical malpractice, but how can you be sure? You weren’t in the operating room. How can you prove negligence for something you didn’t witness?

At Stewart & Stewart, we’ve spoken to dozens of families over the years with these exact same questions. They feel angry and betrayed but aren’t sure what to do next. Thankfully, they called us. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have handled some of the largest medical malpractice cases in Indiana and have won large settlements for our clients. We know how the medical system works and how to prove medical malpractice took place.

If you or someone you love was the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We’ll investigate the circumstances leading up to your injuries and do our best to get you maximum compensation for your claim. Don’t try to take on the medical establishment alone. Call us today.

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Jan

Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

January 13, 2016

You hear the term medical malpractice quite often in the news. It’s a broad term that refers to negligence by medical professionals that leads to harm, injury, or death. However, medical negligence and medical malpractice are different, though related. For example, if your doctor prescribed you the wrong medication or dosage, that doctor might be guilty of medical negligence. But does that mean you would have a medical malpractice case?

Not exactly.

Remember, medical malpractice refers to negligence that resulted in injury. Although he prescribed the wrong drug, the effects might have been completely harmless or you may have caught the mistake and never taken the medication. You would only have a medical malpractice case if his negligent treatment resulted in harm, injury, or death.

Determining whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim can be complicated. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can investigate your case and make a determination based on the facts. At Stewart & Stewart, we have years of experience helping people in Indiana who have been injured by medical negligence, and we’d be happy to evaluate your case for free.

If we determine you have a case and you become a client, we’ll handle everything concerning your claim. Our team of investigators can fully investigate the circumstances that led to your injury and work to hold those responsible accountable. Contact our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys today.