Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice is a severe and grievous issue affecting thousands of Americans. If you or someone you know has been injured due to negligent health care providers, contact the lawyers at Stein Law as soon as possible.
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Medical Malpractice can result in disfigurement, permanent disability, and even death. In 2021, 752 medical malpractice complaints were filed with the Indiana Department of Insurance.
The personal injury attorneys at Stein Law have over 75 combined years of experience tackling medical malpractice cases.
What qualifies as medical malpractice in Indiana?
Medical malpractice refers to a health care professional’s failure to use a reasonable standard of care when treating a patient, thus causing an injury through a negligent act or omission.
From hospital infections to medication errors, medical malpractice in Indiana covers a wide range of actions by medical personnel. Delayed diagnoses or misdiagnoses often lead to injury, as do improper follow-up care after surgery, misreading the patient’s chart or medical history, and other individual- or system-level errors.
Common surgical mistakes include:
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Birth injuries can lead to life-altering conditions for the child and mother and may result in death.
The lawyers at Stein Law will help you every step of the way to hold doctors, nurses, and clinics accountable for the damage they cause. Common injuries in birth injury cases include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Facial Nerve Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Forcep Injuries
- Vacuum Extraction Injuries
Birth trauma can occur during the prenatal phase, during labor and delivery, or in the hours or days immediately after childbirth.
Doctors and nurses must remain vigilant in monitoring vital signs to detect possible problems. In fact, failure to recognize fetal distress is a common cause of preventable birth injury.
The medical team’s inaction or inattention can lead to severe injury or death.
The Indiana medical malpractice attorneys at our law firm handle cases involving:
- Failure to monitor fetal distress
- Breech presentation
- Abnormal birth position
- Prolonged delivery
Who can I sue for medical malpractice?
Liable parties in medical malpractice involve anyone within the health care field. The responsible party must have intentionally or unintentionally caused an injury due to negligence. The liable party must have had a duty of care to the victim and caused damage.
Liable parties can include:
What do I need to prove in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
Medical malpractice lawsuits must prove that the health care provider was negligent.
Negligence can be defined as a failure to act with the same level of care that another reasonable health care provider would in a similar situation. Negligence can be intentional or unintentional and involve an action or inaction.
The Four Elements Needed to Establish Negligence
Stein Law has built an extensive network of medical experts who have a deep knowledge of specialized medical terminology and a system for retrieving, managing, and interpreting medical records.
Evidence of malpractice, as per the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act, include:
- Lab tests
- Medical charts
- Depositions of witnesses, including parties
- Excerpts of treatises
- Any other form of evidence allowable by the panel
What type of compensation can I recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
According to Indiana law, you may be compensated up to $1,800,000 in the case of medical malpractice. The court considers three types of damages: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages refer to monetary losses such as
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Rehabilitation costs
- Funeral and burial costs
Non-economic damages refer to non-monetary losses such as
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of normal life
Punitive damages are damages awarded by the court as punishment for negligent behavior.
How long do I have to sue for medical
malpractice in Indiana?
Generally, the statute of limitations in Indiana is two years from the date of the injury.
Even in cases where discovery is quick, it is essential to contact the lawyers at Stein Law as soon as possible.
Your medical malpractice attorney needs ample time to make a case and gather evidence.
What if a family member died because of
Stein Law has experience in medical malpractice lawsuits, including those resulting in wrongful death.
If you have lost a loved one due to medical negligence, it is imperative to contact the lawyers at Stein Law as soon as possible.
In addition to securing the compensation to which you are entitled, the lawyers at Stein Law can take over all the legalities so you can focus on grieving.
What can a medical malpractice attorney do?
The attorneys at Stein Law believe in advocating for the people of Indiana. Our attorneys are highly skilled, compassionate, and ready to fight for you.
The lawyers at Stein Law will:
Cost of a Lawyer
At Stein Law, we believe that money should not stand in the way of justice. We offer our expertise on a contingency basis, meaning that you get top-quality legal care with zero out-of-pocket cost.
Our fees are subtracted from your settlement after we win your case.
What makes Stein Law
the best choice?
The attorneys at Stein Law have recovered millions of dollars for personal injury and wrongful death victims. Our attorneys have years of experience negotiating with insurance companies, securing high-dollar settlements, and navigating courtrooms and jury trials.
If you were injured due to medical malpractice, it is essential that you call our law offices as soon as possible so we can start building your case before time runs out.