Medical malpractice is one of the most intimidating personal injury cases to pursue. It is also one of the most difficult to prove because the full burden of proving a claim rests entirely on the plaintiff who is filing the case. The process of filing a claim is sometimes confusing for victims. When a victim goes through the process alone, they can often become overly stressed and find it cumbersome to get through their claim. If a lawsuit becomes necessary, a victim needs to hire a lawyer in Junction City, KS.
There are a few areas a person must prove when pursuing medical malpractice:
• A patient/ doctor relationship must have been in place which establishes a duty of care.
• A breach of the duty occurred.
• The breach of duty of care occurred because the doctor acted outside of the standards of professional care.
• A casual relationship must exist between the breach of duty of care and the injuries sustained by the victim.
• The injuries caused must be measurable.
It is crucial that a victim seek legal help as soon as possible before they even begin the process of filing a lawsuit. The lawyer will first seek the doctor and their insurance company through a demand letter. If the letter is not addressed, a complaint will be filed in court.
The process of pursuing medical malpractice injury cases is sometimes lengthy. A lawsuit must be pursued before the two-and-a-half year statute of limitations time period is up. If a lawsuit is not pursued before this time period, the case will be dismissed because it will have no legal standing.
Most medical malpractice lawyers work on contingency, so victims do not have to pay any upfront fees. Should they lose their case, they will owe the lawyer nothing in the way of fees. If you were injured by your medical provider, now is the time to seek help from the lawyer in Junction City, KS.
For more information, click here. Contact Oleen Law Firm and allow them to help you overcome the obstacles that can stand in the way of you fairly pursuing your claim. They can help you get the compensation you deserve.