When you or your loved ones seek help from a medical professional, you expect a certain level of care. If you were harmed by medical negligence or someone you love died, you are not alone.
Our medical malpractice lawyers understand the heartache that comes when someone is injured by or dies from healthcare provider negligence. Underwood Law Office will stand by you through this journey and help you recover a fair settlement or judgment.
Damages You May Receive from Your Medical Malpractice Case
Receiving compensation for your injury or a death associated with medical negligence will not change what happened, but it will help you and your loved ones move forward.
Damages may cover:
- Medical care and treatment, including but not limited to hospital stays, surgery, prescriptions, specialists, rehab, long-term care, and medical devices
- Lost income due to your inability to work while injured
- Loss of future earnings due to your injury, preventing you from ever working
- Loss of companionship due to a loved one’s death or an injury so severe that the injured person is no longer capable of having personal relationships
- Loss of enjoyment of life due to the mental or physical effects of your injury
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Deterioration in your quality of life
Our attorneys work with you in pursuing a fair settlement or judgment to meet your needs at this unexpected point in life. We have recovered millions for our clients and will work equally hard for you.
What We Do as Your Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is something your healthcare provider did or perhaps failed to do, resulting in your injury or the death of your loved one. They deviated from the standard of care, and that deviation had a disastrous result.
Our medical malpractice lawyers seek to protect your rights and recover fair compensation for you. In a malpractice case, we work to prove a healthcare provider was negligent in their care of you and that the negligence caused your injury or the death of your loved one. There are four components that must be addressed that are specific to this type of case:
- We must show you were a patient of the healthcare provider when you were injured, and that the provider had a “duty of care” to provide care at a medically acceptable standard. We must identify all the care needed to safely diagnose and treat the condition that caused you to be a patient of the provider.
- We must show the provider had a “breach of duty” by not providing care at an acceptable level.
- We must show “causation,” that what the provider did or didn’t do, the breach of duty, is what caused your injury or the death of your loved one.
- We must show the injury or death caused by the medical malpractice has resulted in “damages” to you.
Combining law and medicine in a case can increase the complexity. Although many cases are settled out of court, this isn’t always the case. We and our medical experts do an exhaustive inspection of and preparation for all facets of your case so that, should it reach court, we are ready to represent you.
What Our Clients Say About Our Lawyers
We care about the individuals who come to us for help and work hard on their behalf. This is a sampling of how they feel about us:
- Marvin Howard shared, “Excellent Legal Representation!!! Don’t waste time contacting other lawyers, if you are in need of immediate results, contact Underwood Law Office. They are complete and thorough, they keep you informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Underwood Law Office.”
- Mark Meadows said, “I had a great experience with Underwood. They were kind, compassionate, and provided me with fantastic advice. They should be your first choice when choosing an attorney to represent you.”
- Robert Calk Jr. said, “Great people! Everybody at the Underwood Law Offices made one of the most frightening experiences of my life much more bearable. Everyone there was always very helpful and very professional! Thanks guys/gals for helping me through one of the darkest times in my life! I love yall!!”
The Cost of Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
We offer a free consultation to hear about your experience and provide answers to your highest concerns. Should we move forward together on your medical malpractice case, we will discuss our various fee structures, including our contingency-fee basis.
For appropriate cases, we offer representation on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless and until we recover compensation for you. Our fees will come from your settlement or judgment, not your bank account. If we don’t win your case, we do not get paid. There is virtually no financial risk.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
How long you have to bring a lawsuit after your injury or the death of a loved one due to medical negligence depends on:
- What state you were in when you were harmed, the state you live in, or where your provider lives or does business. The statute of limitations for civil cases is decided on a state-by-state basis.
- If you are a minor or bringing a case on behalf of a minor, the time limit may vary.
- If a foreign object was left inside you, the time limit may vary.
Your attorney will help you determine how long you have to file a lawsuit, but do not dawdle, as the rules tend to be strict. If you do not file a lawsuit within the allotted time, the court may bar you from pursuing compensation.
Underwood Law Office Is Ready to Fight for You
Our attorneys fight hard to help you get back as much of your life as possible. When you’re injured, or a loved one dies from a preventable cause, we understand the pain you feel isn’t only physical. Call us today.
Let’s talk about your case and find a path forward. Also, check out our case results to see what we’ve accomplished for previous clients.