Many children grow up with a fear of visiting the hospital. Their parents tell them the fear is irrational. The nurses tell them it will only hurt “a little bit.” The truth is that sometimes it can hurt a whole lot more than you expect.
Medical treatment has come a long way. Doctors can perform surgery that was impossible before. They can perform routine procedures with far less trauma to their patients. Yet, as with any medical procedure, you rely on human beings. Humans get things wrong regularly. John Hopkins University estimates medical errors kill a quarter of a million people every year.
To prove a medical malpractice claim against a hospital or one of their workers, you need to show several things that took place:
You have a limited amount of time to bring a medical malpractice claim. If you are unsure whether you have a case, seek legal advice. It is better to act early than to put it off and lose the opportunity to claim for the harm you suffered.