Medical Malpractice Lawyers | Denver Injury LawyersLast updated on: April 10, 2015
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The basic elements of a medical malpractice claim are the same as other personal injury claims. A health care professional, such as a doctor or nurse, is held to a professional standard of care. A professional standard is higher than the ordinary standard of care. If this standard of care is not met and an injury occurs, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate for the victim.
A health care professional can breach his duty of care through either an act or an omission – in other words, he can be sued for something he did or something he didn’t do. A breach can be committed through either carelessness or willful misbehavior. If you think you may have a case, call the Denver medical malpractice attorneys at Zinda Law Group today at 303-800-1501 for a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice Cases
You must show that it is more likely than not that the healthcare professional’s breach of duty caused your injury. This might get complicated if you had a pre-existing injury that was merely aggravated by the defendant’s conduct because you would then need to show which portion of your injury is attributable to the medical practitioner’s breach of duty. To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that you suffered damages and you can only recover the amount of damages that you can prove.
You can seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost work time
- Incidental expenses, such as child care
- Pain and suffering caused by your condition
- Mental anguish, such as depression and anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of daily activities