Advocating For The Rights Of Medical Malpractice Injury Victims
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, malpractice is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Doctor errors and hospital errors cause 225,000 deaths every year. More deaths occur from doctor and hospital negligence than from automobile accidents.
After a serious injury caused by medical errors or negligence, taking legal action can help you potentially recover damages to pay for your injuries and future expenses. The attorneys at Simms & Associates have advocated for injury victims in Birmingham and across Alabama for two decades.
While many injury cases settle out of court, medical malpractice cases can become particularly disputed. When litigation is necessary, we will leverage our extensive trial experience to fight to recover the maximum amount of damages.
How Do I Prove I Suffered From Medical Malpractice?
If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you may recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages. To receive damages, the burden of proof is on you to demonstrate that you or a loved one was the victim of a health care provider’s negligence.
During the lawsuit, you must demonstrate:
- A health care provider breached the standard of care by not providing reasonable care, skill and diligence as similar health care providers in the same general line of practice.
- Outline in clear detail how the provider failed to provide a suitable standard of care.
- The provider’s substandard care is directly responsible for the injuries you suffered.
Consult With Us Today
Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously difficult to win. Furthermore, Alabama has strict statute of limitation laws when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Don’t risk missing out on the benefits you deserve when a medical professional’s negligence severely injured you. Contact one of our personal injury lawyers today at Simms & Associates to discuss your case. We offer free initial consultations.