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Physicians and other medical professionals in Mobile, Alabama, are required to uphold a certain standard of care when you are their patient. A standard of care, also called a duty of care, is a legal responsibility. It dictates how medical professionals should behave toward you when you have a physician-patient relationship with them.
When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional falls short of the prescribed standard of care and causes you harm, then they may be liable for the physical, psychological, and financial damages associated with that injury. Medical professionals are held liable when they do not provide the medical care that they should, and their carelessness or recklessness results in unnecessary and preventable harm.
Every state has its own medical standard of care. Alabama defines medical professionals’ legal duty in the Alabama Medical Liability Act. Section 6-5-548(a) of the Alabama Code states health care providers are required to “exercise such reasonable care, skill, and diligence as other similarly situated health care providers in the same general line of practice ordinary have and exercise in a like case.”
If you believe you were injured by the care you received, at the very minimum, you will need to learn how other physicians who work in the same area of medicine would have cared for you. Other factors may affect this issue as well. Physicians with similar backgrounds may treat patients one way, while doctors with different education and career experience may have different practices.
Due to the complexities of defining the medical standard of care and determining whether your physician upheld or breached it, you need to work with our Mobile medical malpractice lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. We have handled many medical malpractice cases and are well-versed in medical terminology and reviewing medical documents. We also have connections with medical experts in the region, enabling us to analyze the level of care you received and offer evidence that it fell short of Alabama’s standard.
In order to move forward with a medical malpractice claim, you need to have evidence of the following:
You will not have all of these things before you see an attorney. The only way to learn how to prove all of these factors and to gather evidence is to work with an experienced and aggressive medical malpractice lawyer.
There are many forms of medical malpractice. Here are few common categories of malpractice that often lead to claims:
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If you were injured after receiving substandard medical care and attention, you may have the right to pursue compensation for your:
If you are the parent, spouse, or child of an individual who was killed because of medical malpractice, our Mobile medical malpractice lawyers are here for you. If a physician or other medical professional’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, then your family may be able to pursue compensation. If you move forward with a wrongful death claim under Alabama law and are able to prove the cause of your loved one’s death was medical malpractice, then you and your relative’s heirs may be able to receive punitive damages.
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If you are suffering because of a physician or other medical professional’s careless mistake, do not wait to contact Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C.’s attorneys. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can investigate your situation. We will thoroughly review the medical documentation to determine whether the care you received complied with Alabama’s medical standard of care. If there is evidence that if the physician had provided better care, you would not have been injured, we will advise you on how to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
To learn more about medical malpractice in Alabama, contact our Mobile medical malpractice lawyers at (205) 933-1500 to schedule a free, initial consultation.