Guiding Delaware clients through medical malpractice cases
When we go to a hospital, doctor’s office or any other medical facility, we assume that the medical professional seeing to our needs is offering quality care. Sometimes, healthcare providers cause pain and suffering, future complications, unforeseen medical bills, and more through neglect, carelessness, misdiagnosis, and misjudgment. If you or a loved one have suffered at the hands of a neglectful medical professional, you may need to consider your legal options. Our Delaware medical malpractice team has successfully represented clients in numerous medical malpractice cases, including cases related to:
- Surgical mistakes
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Improper consent
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Prescription errors and overdoses
- Anesthesia error
- Hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections
- Improper care and follow-up
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence that occurs when health professionals fail to meet the medical standard of care. In most negligence cases, “standard of care” is what would be expected from a typical, reasonable person. In medical malpractice cases, “standard of care” is based on the training and expertise of similar professionals.
Statute of Limitations
Similar to other Delaware personal injury cases, a medical malpractice claim must be brought within two years from the date the cause of action occurred or within 3 years if the injury was reasonably unknown. This means that generally, you have 2 years to file a suit. If you didn’t know about the injury, the state of Delaware allows you one extra year to file a suit against a medical professional. Minors must file a claim within the 2 year limitation period unless the minor was below the age of six at the time of injury, then that minor will have up to his or her sixth birthday or the 2 year limitations period, whichever is greater.
Contact our medical malpractice firm
Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. is proud to serve clients throughout Delaware with quality legal services regarding medical malpractice. For over 70 years, our firm has fought for those who face medical malpractice matters, including surgeon errors, hospital errors, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, improper consent, and more. If you or a loved one have been injured because of the neglect of a medical professional, contact our firm today. Your life can be drastically impacted by a medical professional who has not met the standard of care mandated by their medical associations. If you need a law firm to assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and effectively represent your needs and rights, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C.