Medical Malpractice  

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indianapolis

Results-Driven Representation for Medical Negligence Claims

A doctor’s office or hospital should be a place of healing and hope. However, many times individuals fall victim to mistakes made by doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. If you or a loved one has incurred serious harm, or even death, due to medical malpractice in Indianapolis, our skilled personal injury lawyer can help.

Call (317) 401-8626 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

With over 20 years of proven representation, Crossen Law Firm knows what it takes to build effective cases that win settlements for our clients. During our free consultation, we can go over how to proceed with your lawsuit so you can obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.

Crossen Law Firm has decades of experience recovering damages for all types of medical malpractice, including:

  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Diagnosis errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Hospital neglect
  • Birth injuries
  • Medical device errors
  • Medication/pharmaceutical errors

Facts About Medical Malpractice

In 2016, researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital reported that medical errors are responsible for roughly 250,000 deaths each year, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Despite this, civil case data from 2016 published by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) revealed that medical malpractice lawsuits only make up 5% of all personal injury cases in the United States.

According to data reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the most common causes of medical malpractice-related deaths are as follows:

  • 12,000 deaths are caused each year by unnecessary surgery
  • 7,000 deaths are caused by medication errors
  • 80,000 deaths are caused by hospital-acquired infections
  • 20,000 deaths are caused by other errors in hospitals

How to Prove Medical Malpractice in Indianapolis

Medical malpractice refers to the improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a dentist, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or any other healthcare professional. Of course, not every negative outcome in the medical field is a result of medical malpractice. In some circumstances, no matter how good the treatment is, a patient will only continue to get worse.

To prove medical malpractice in Indiana, the plaintiff needs to show the presence of four essential elements.

These elements include:

  • Duty: there was a patient-healthcare provider relationship established such that the healthcare provider owed the patient a duty to meet the applicable standard of care
  • Breach: the healthcare provider breached the duty to the patient by failing to meet the applicable standard of care
  • Injury: as a result of the treatment the patient suffered deformity, disfigurement, loss of physical function, loss of earning capacity, reduced chance of recovery, impairment to mental or bodily function, or death
  • Causation: the patient’s injury was a direct result of a healthcare provider’s failure to meet the applicable standard of care

Proving these elements is not an easy task. It typically requires the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who can thoroughly investigate your case and present compelling evidence that you are a victim of medical malpractice.

Obtain Reliable Legal Counsel Now

When you reach out to Crossen Law Firm, we can work to pinpoint the cause of your injury and analyze how the law applies to your case. In addition, our Indianapolis medical malpractice attorney can enlist expert witnesses and gather and strategically present evidence that will support your claim.

Find out what compensation you could be entitled to, when you call (317) 401-8626.

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