Medical malpractice is a serious concern in Indiana and throughout the country. Errors in communication between emergency room staff and doctors, failure to monitor a patient’s condition, negligent supervision on the part of a physician — all of these lapses can lead to serious injury and even death. The Ken Nunn Law Office has been standing up for the rights of people in Indianapolis for more than 49 years.
Medical malpractice is an act or omission by a healthcare provider (doctor, hospital, nurse, nursing home) which deviates from the accepted standards of practice in the medical community. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die each year of preventable hospital errors.In spite of these alarming and ever growing statistics, medical malpractice cases are some of the most difficult cases to win. Health care providers and their insurance companies have a team of lawyers who will try everything they can to keep from paying you the money you’re entitled to for your injuries. Our experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers know how to build a strong case on your behalf and will fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
Proving Fault in Medical Malpractice Cases
In order to prove fault in a medical malpractice case, the injured party (plaintiff) must prove:
- A duty was owed to the patient by the medical provider
- The duty was breached – the health provider failed to follow the relevant standard of care
- The breach was the proximate cause of the injury
- The patient suffered damages
In recent years, the insurance industry has spent millions of dollars pushing states to enact special legislation to protect doctors. While the argument of the insurance industry is always the familiar theme of “stopping frivolous medical malpractice cases,” what insurance companies really want is to limit the right to compensation for those people who are most seriously injured by medical errors.
Attorney Ken Nunn is an experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyer, representing clients in Indianapolis and Bloomington. Call our law office today at 1-800-CALL-KEN, or fill out our free consultation form below to learn more about your legal options. The initial consultation is free and the clock is running, so don’t delay.