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.
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.
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.
When Montana families have to face the tough decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, they want to be sure the facility they choose is a safe environment and that the staff will properly care for their family member. Unfortunately, many families discover that their loved one has been a victim of neglect or abuse in the facility they chose.
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.
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.
Montana residents rely on their doctors to properly diagnose their ailments and prescribe care based on that diagnosis. A misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a serious disease can result in delayed treatment and a worsened medical condition. An Ohio woman claims this is what happened to her, and she recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging doctors failed to diagnose cancer in time.
Most Montana residents place great trust in their doctors, and for good reason. When we are seriously injured or facing a life-threatening illness, the skill of our physicians is often the only thing standing between us and a premature demise. When doctors make mistakes in these cases, the results can be devastating. Sadly, sometimes great harm is done by doctor error even when the procedure in question is routine or cosmetic.
Some Montana readers may have undergone surgery to remove a cataract on their eye, or they may have a relative who has had the procedure. Cataract surgery is considered a routine procedure and has a reputation for being safe. Yet six patients who had the surgery on an outpatient basis at a Florida clinic are claiming it resulted in partial or total loss of their sight.