Primum non nocere. First do no harm.
It’s the fundamental, sacred tenet that has been passed down to generations of medical students for more than a thousand years. Today, students examine the ramifications of this principle, originating from the Hippocratic Oath, during medical school ethics classes.
Mistakes are made and accidents happen in healthcare every day. Doctors are human too, after all. Standards of care are in place in every state to provide a consistent guideline for healthcare treatments.
Medical malpractice lawsuits arise when a healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or technician violates that standard of care and takes action (or fails to do so) during a patient’s course of treatment that causes harm or injury.
Medical malpractice cases cover any stage of treatment, from diagnosis or misdiagnosis to improper treatment or medication to surgical mistakes and postoperative care.
In order to build a medical malpractice case, you must:
- Prove that a mistake has been made
- Prove that your injury arose as a result of this mistake
- Prove the extent of your injury and subsequent damages
When you sue for medical malpractice, you can recover the following damages:
- Present and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Compensation for medical bills and ongoing medical treatment related to the injury
Greene & Associates has years of expertise trying complex lawsuits, which makes them uniquely qualified to argue your malpractice case. She’ll leverage her 20 plus years of trial experience to win you the award you deserve.