When a Montana resident is the victim of medical malpractice resulting from doctor error, it is sometimes necessary to sue not only the doctor but the hospital where the malpractice occurred. This can be important in cases involving significant damages, because the patient's attorney will want to ensure there is a defendant with sufficient resources to compensate the patient.
Montana readers of this blog know that a brain injury is one of the most potentially life-changing injuries an individual can suffer. An injury to the brain can result in complications that profoundly affect a person's intellect, behavior and emotions. In a recent post in this blog we discussed some of the symptoms that may indicate a traumatic brain injury has occurred. This week we will take a look at some of the complications that can ensue in the aftermath of a brain injury.
For Montana families who have made the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, selecting the right facility is critical. Taking the time to research and visit local nursing homes can reduce the chances of an elderly or disabled relative becoming a victim of nursing home neglect.
Hundreds of Colorado residents have suffered injury or even death due to a medical professional's inability to provide adequate medical care. This could be a situation that warrants a lawsuit based on medical malpractice. However, a statute of limitation exists surrounding how long a party has to file a claim for medical malpractice in Montana.
Montana residents place a lot of trust in their doctors. But sometimes doctors make mistakes, and when a mistake leads to injury or a worsened medical condition, a patient may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Victims of a head injury often do not realize right away that they may have suffered an injury to the brain. In mild to moderate brain injury cases, symptoms may not appear until days or even weeks after the traumatic event. Montana residents who have been in a car accident or suffered an injury on the job, and parents of children who may have suffered a head injury, should be aware of what symptoms to look out for.
Truck driver fatigue is a serious danger on Montana roads. When over-the-road truckers drive too long without rest, their alertness and reaction times are adversely affected. In a worst-case scenario, a trucker can fall asleep at the wheel. When a large semi truck is involved in a collision with a smaller vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle can be killed or suffer serious injuries.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have a legal duty to provide a level of care consistent with the standard provided by competent practitioners in their field. When they fail to do so, a worsened medical condition or even death can be the result. Our Eastern Montana law firm can help victims of medical malpractice and their families recover the compensation they need to get their lives back together.
The brain is probably the single most important organ in the human body. It is the seat of our emotions, our memories and our intellect. It processes the information we receive through our senses. And through the nervous system, it controls every movement in our bodies.
If you believe you have been injured by medical professional negligence, you may be wondering how much time you have to bring a lawsuit. This post will provide some general information about the time limits under Montana law; it should not be considered legal advice for any specific situation.