Major medical decisions are difficult enough for an individual and their family, and you shouldn't have to worry about your medical professional causing serious injury or death. If you have suffered serious injuries because of a medical mistake in Minnesota, you need the medical malpractice lawyers at Hazelton Law Group, in Bemidji, MN, a northern Minnesota personal injury law firm, to take the proper actions in order to prove your case.
Hospitals, doctors, and other medical professionals have a strong support system of lawyers and insurance companies to fight medical malpractice cases. These cases are difficult to prove because of the amount of research and documentation necessary in order to establish that negligence has occurred. Because of this, it is very important to have knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers on your side to guide you through the process.
It is important that you act quickly after a medical error because Minnesota's medical malpractice statute of limitations is four years. In some cases the victim of a doctor or hospital's negligence may not realize there is a cause for concern because of unforeseen long term complications. It is important to get immediate treatment for problems that may arise from past medical procedures and also to know your rights and options if the problem was caused by mistreatment or negligence. You need someone to thoroughly investigate your case in order to establish fault, especially if it is months or years after the incident.
Wrongful death suits are those brought about by the surviving family of the victim where monetary damages have resulted from the victim's death. These suits are brought up against a medical professional who was fully or partially responsible for the death.
Nursing home abuse injuries include bed sores, breaks or fractures from falls, negligence in the provision of care, physical or mental mistreatment, malnutrition, and dehydration to name a few. The nursing home, long-term care or assisted living facility in question can be held liable for harm to the elderly resident, or an individual who initiated the abuse.
Informed consent is where the patient is said to have given consent for treatment - or not receiving treatment - based on the medical care provider clearly disclosing the facts, hazards, and implications of the treatment. This type of medical malpractice takes place when the medical provider did not disclose all the necessary information about a treatment or procedure.
Nearly half of all malpractice injuries are due to emergency room errors. Hospitals have a duty to ensure that the emergency room operation is safe and proficient. Because of the fast pace and overload of patients there can be issues with unsanitary conditions, failure to fully evaluate a patient, delay of diagnosis, lab errors, or enough support staff to maintain the patient load.
Death or injury can result from prescription medication or medical devices that are either properly or improperly prescribed. Over 100,000 deaths a year occur due to properly prescribed prescription medications and over 7,000 deaths happen each year from medication errors in hospitals.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of a medical provider, contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Bemidji, MN . We will guide you to the appropriate course of action so that you may have a strong foundation for your medical malpractice case.Hazelton Law Group
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Hazelton Law Group accepts clients from cities and counties from across northern Minnesota including:Roseau, Baudette, Warroad, Red Lake Falls, Thief River Falls, Fosston, Bagley, International Falls, Little Fork, Virginia, Hibbing, Grand Rapids, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Pelican Rapids, Wadena and the counties of Lake of the Woods, Pennington, Clearwater, Koochiching, Itasca, Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard, Polk, and Norman.