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Medical Malpractice FAQs

Common Medical Malpractice Questions:

What constitutes medical malpractice?

  • Medical Malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate treatment to patients resulting in a personal injury or loss of life.

Have I waived my medical malpractice rights because I signed a consent form?

  • A consent form does not give the health care provider a license to commit medical malpractice. While the execution of a typical consent form indicates acknowledgment of stated risks and complications associated with a given treatment or procedure, it does not relieve the health care provider from his or her duty of meeting the standard of care associated with such treatment or procedure. Your medical malpractice attorney can advise you more thoroughly.

What is the first step DeShaw Trial Lawyers would do in pursuing a medical malpractice claim?

  • The first step in pursuing a medical malpractice case is interviewing you to obtain a proper history of the events. At DeShaw Trial Lawyers, such an interview takes place personally with one of our Doctor / Lawyers, not a staff member. This interview is free, regardless of whether you choose to use our firm, or if we decide not to accept your case. If we believe your claim has merit, we then turn to obtaining and reviewing medical records and other pertinent information. If it is determined that you have a good case, the next step is usually to give written notice of the claim to the individuals or entities that are believed to have caused your medical malpractice injuries.

What type of medical malpractice claims do DeShaw Trial Lawyers accept?

  • DeShaw Trial Lawyers is a boutique personal injury law firm. This means we concentrate our efforts on a small number of large cases. We believe in accepting a limited number of cases to ensure the best level of representation for each of our clients. The cases we select are cases we believe require the specialized knowledge of our doctor / lawyers. As a result, our firm typically only accepts cases where severe permanent injuries or death result from medical malpractice.

How can I get medical malpractice help?

For more information, or to speak with one of our medical malpractice lawyers, contact us or call our office at 866.THE.FIRM (866.843.3476) for a free consultation.