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Determine Whether You Have A Malpractice Case

After a medical procedure left you with disagreeable results, you may be wondering whether you should file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, medical malpractice cases require certain criteria. After all, medical professionals are only human, and humans are bound to make mistakes. Similarly, an unwanted result does not necessarily mean that the doctor or surgeon who assisted you committed malpractice.

At Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC, our Charlotte attorneys have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases of all varieties. We can determine whether you have an actionable case. If so, we will tirelessly help you seek compensation for your damages.

How Do I Know If I Experienced Malpractice?

A medical malpractice case, also referred to as a medical negligence case, has a certain legal definition. It occurs when a doctor or other medical professional with whom you had a relationship as a patient deviates from the expected standard of care. If this deviation caused harm to you or killed your loved one, then you may pursue a claim.

Although these instances are not rare, they are very difficult to prove. We may need to examine your medical records, get detailed assessments from other health care professionals and seek expert witness testimony. But if you do have a case for malpractice, you can bet that we will be at your side to help you.

Beware The Strict Deadlines

North Carolina has strict statutes of limitations for medical negligence cases. You must file your claim within three years of the date of malpractice or within one year of the date that you discovered your injury. If you miss these deadlines, you will lose your chance to recover compensation. Time is of the essence, so you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Ask Us About Medical Malpractice

To learn whether you have a lawsuit on your hands, contact Elam & Rousseaux, PLLC. We will sit down with you to discuss your circumstances. Schedule an initial consultation with us by calling 704-859-8979 or using our online contact form.