Charlotte Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorneys
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Holding Medical Professionals Accountable. Recover Compensation for Pain, Suffering, and Treatment.

Charlotte Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Serving North Carolina with 90+ Years of Experience

Most of us place a huge amount of faith and trust in the medical professionals who provide us care. While everyone makes mistakes, our doctors and surgeons are held at the highest standard because the stakes are so high. When a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other medical professional fails to perform their duties and their negligence harms or even kills a patient, it is known as medical malpractice.

If you are one of the many who have been injured by a negligent medical professional, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you sue to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and ongoing recovery costs.

Call (704) 702-0024 now to share the details of what happened.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can have devastating effects on a person's life. When a patient entrusts their health to a doctor, they are trusting that they will receive a specific level of treatment. If that standard of care is violated by the doctors negligence or omission the patient may have a medical malpractice suit. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. Examples of medical negligence include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis

  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results

  • Unnecessary surgery

  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery

  • Improper medication or dosage

  • Poor follow-up or aftercare

  • Premature discharge

  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history

  • Failure to order proper testing

  • Failure to recognize symptoms

What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice in North Carolina?

After being injured by medical negligence, you or your loved ones only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. It's important to make sure that this claim is filed on time so that you are properly compensated for your injuries, otherwise you'll have no legal grounds to pursue compensation.

In general, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within three years of the date of the medical error.

However, certain circumstances may change this amount of time. For example, if the injury is not immediately apparent, and is discovered by the patient until two or more years from when the error was made, the patient has one year to file a lawsuit from the date of discovery.

In addition, if a foreign object is found inside a patient, such as a sponge or surgical instrument, the lawsuit must be filed one year from the date of discovery. This case must be filed within 10 years of the date that the surgical error was made.

Holding Doctors Accountable in a Variety of Cases

At Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC, our team assists the victims of surgical errors, prescription errors, physician negligence, and all other types of medical malpractice. We have a keen focus on these cases, and during our career of over 90 years combined, we have successfully recovered multi-millions for our clients.

Speak to a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Charlotte!

At Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC, we are a small family firm that provides highly personalized attention to each of our clients. We understand that you are going through a very difficult time, so we always take your medical and financial needs seriously as we move forward.

We can help you get started by offering a free, initial consultation. After all of your questions and concerns have been addressed, our team can help you understand all of your options and offer you guidance for your next steps. We are here to pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf. Additionally, we won't charge you any legal fees unless we are able to win your case.

Call (704) 702-0024 now or complete an online form to get in touch with a skilled Charlotte medical malpractice lawyer.

Why Should You Hire Us?

  1. We Are A Boutique Law Firm
  2. We Have 59+ Years Of Combined Experience
  3. We Offer Free Case Consultations
  4. We Work On A Contingency Fee Basis
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