What should I know about medical malpractice in Delaware?

One of the most unfortunate situations a person can find themselves in is when they go to the hospital for a routine procedure and end up with more medical ailments than they started with. Patients trust that their doctors are highly trained will always do their job properly, especially when it comes to performing surgery. Unfortunately, as highly regarded as doctors and other medical professionals are, they still make mistakes. These mistakes can cause serious harm and further medical problems to a patient that may require additional surgery and rehabilitation.

When a doctor or other medical professional makes a surgical error, fails to diagnose a patient until it’s too late, or makes another mistake that can ultimately harm the patient, it may be considered medical malpractice. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney who can help you put together a case.

Please note that in Delaware, you must file a medical malpractice claim within two years from the date in which you were injured. However, if you were reasonably unaware of the injury, you may be able to file within three years of the date in which the injury occurred. If the patient who was injured due to the negligence of a medical professional was below the age of six, they may have more time. They may be able to bring a claim until they turn age 6 or within two years, whichever time period is longer.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced attorneys throughout the states of New Jersey and Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your specific case.