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Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is a leading cause of injury. Every year, preventable medical errors are involved in about 44,000 to 98,000 hospital deaths. At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we understand the complications and seriousness of an injury caused by medical malpractice, and we want to help you receive the compensation you need and deserve for a full recovery. We have a team of Denver personal injury lawyers who are passionate about defending your rights as a victim of medical malpractice or negligence.

Who May Be Held Accountable for Medical Malpractice or Negligence?

  • Hospitals, clinics, treatment facilities, emergency rooms, and pharmacies
  • Doctors, nurses, therapists, physician assistants, hospital employees,
    and pharmacists
  • Individuals, professional organizations, partnerships, and corporations

Examples of Medical Malpractice:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose (heart disease, cancer, deep vein thrombosis, etc.)
  • Birth Injuries
  • An error in anesthesia
  • Errors by the hospital, medical staff, clinic, pharmacy, or emergency room
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors

In Order to File a Medical Malpractice Claim, the Patient Must Establish:

  1. The hospital and/or health care provider owed a duty to the patient
  2. The hospital and/or health care provider violated the standard of care
  3. The patient suffered the injury due to a breach of the standard of care provided by the hospital and/or health care provider
  4. Either economic and/or non-economic damages were incurred due to this violation of the duty of care

Colorado state law requires the medical malpractice attorney to produce an expert to confirm, under oath, that the victim’s medical provider did not meet the standard of care required for that particular circumstance.

In addition, a detailed medical history of the victim of medical malpractice must be obtained, including the names of all physicians and hospitals that provided medical treatment to the victim. Dates, doctors, symptoms, treatment received, and conversations with all medical providers should be kept in a timeline.

Damages Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim

When you are injured because of medical negligence or medical errors, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Each medical malpractice claim is different, but most victims are entitled to compensation for their:

  • Medical expenses and bills, including diagnostic tests, surgeries, physician bills, therapy, and hospital bills
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Future losses of income and decreases in earning capacity
  • Ongoing medical treatments, personal care, and long-term care
  • Permanent disabilities and impairments
  • Physical, emotional, and mental pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Modifications to your home or vehicle to accommodate permanent disabilities

Our Denver medical malpractice lawyers work with your physicians to document the extent of your injuries to maximize the value of your medical malpractice claim. We work with medical experts to build a case that supports our allegations that you deserve full compensation for your financial losses, physical injuries, and non-economic losses (pain and suffering).

While money cannot undo the damage that has been done to you by a trusted physician or medical provider, a monetary award can reimburse victims for financial losses and help them continue to recover from the consequences of medical malpractice.

What Should I Do if I Suspect Medical Malpractice?

If you suspect that you or a family member has been injured because of medical malpractice, protect your health. Seek immediate medical attention to minimize the severity of your injuries and prevent health conditions from worsening, if possible.

Keep copies of all documents you receive from your physician and any other health care providers you might visit. Make a list of all doctors and health care providers and facilities that you have received treatment from since the beginning of your condition. This list helps your lawyer contact each provider to obtain medical records and evidence.

Have someone attend appointments with you to help you take notes about what is said during the appointment. Careful notes can help identify discrepancies in your medical records.

Contact our Colorado medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your case, as soon as possible. The sooner you can talk with an attorney, the better for your case. Our lawyers guide you through the process of filing a claim and help you hold the physician or other medical providers accountable for medical negligence or errors.

Deadlines for Filing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Colorado

The Colorado statutes of limitations limit your time to file a medical malpractice claim. If you wait too long to file a lawsuit, your lawsuit could be dismissed for filing after the deadline. Do not let a doctor or another medical provider get away with negligence or wrongdoing by waiting too long to contact an attorney.

Contact Our Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys for a Free Case Review

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we have a compassionate, qualified staff ready to fight for your rights. We tell our clients that we want you to concentrate on the important things: getting healthy and returning to your day-to-day life, while our attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with the insurance company.

Contact us today for your confidential and free initial consultation.