Medical Malpractice Lawyer Bangor ME
If you have been injured by a doctor’s or a nursing home’s negligence, contact the medical malpractice lawyer Bangor ME relies on. Call my office or, after business hours, call my cell, 207-478-1093, to discuss your case. If I am not available, leave a text or voice message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Doctors are proud of the work they do, but every doctor is human and every human makes mistakes. We all know that, but because of the trust we place in doctors and because of their expertise, we want to believe we are safe when we are in their hands. Because of that, a doctor’s mistake can have devastating consequences.
Time is of the essence in seeking legal counsel. Doctors have special protection under their statute of limitations. In Maine, you must file a claim within 3 years of the malpractice (2 years if a wrongful death action). Those deadlines change from state to state. Delay can be costly. Talk to a medical malpractice lawyer Bangor ME uses to assess your case.
Medical malpractice plaintiffs have a duty to mitigate their damages. This means that you must take prudent corrective action to avoid unnecessary damage from the malpractice. This can include scheduling with specialists to address whatever correction care is appropriate. An experienced lawyer often may use a case manager to coordinate that care, making sure nothing is missed and giving the patient more time to focus on their recovery.
Medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult to prove. They require a medical malpractice lawyer Bangor ME trusts to review medical records and obtain trial experts necessary to pursue a claim. This can be expensive but you will not incur any costs unless I recover a claim for you.
A major part of what I do is sort through potential medical malpractice claims. Many times, what appears to be negligent behavior is in reality a risk that was assumed by the patient. It is very important to listen to providers and read their literature regarding potential risks regarding any treatment. If you agreed to assume a risk relating to a surgery, for example, then you usually cannot sue for damages relating to that assumed risk. Consulting with a medical malpractice lawyer Bangor ME contacts can answer these important questions.
In the vast majority of all medical treatment, doctors perform scientific wonders without a hitch. Even with my exposure to medical malpractice cases, I am in awe of doctors’ work, their education and training, and their dedication. Most doctors agree that if they make a mistake, their patients should receive just compensation.
Insurance companies, however, can turn the tables on an injured patient almost immediately. Do not attempt to even speak to an insurance company about a medical malpractice claim. Claims adjusters can be very personable but their job is to minimize or eliminate your claim. They train for years on how to protect the insurance company from losses. With an unsuspecting victim, adjusters can reduce or eliminate some claims in just minutes.
You need someone to stand between you and the insurance company. Call an experienced medical malpractice lawyer Bangor ME consults to protect your rights and get you the recovery you deserve.