What are my rights if I am injured by a medical mistake?

“First, do no harm” is a fundamental principle for medical providers. Unfortunately, medical mistakes by doctors and hospitals often do result in serious harm to patients. It is important for injured patients to understand their rights.

If a doctor or hospital breaches their duty to the patient, and an injury results, then the patient may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to obtain compensation. Common medical mistakes can include a failure to properly diagnose, improper prescription or administration of medication, inadequate monitoring of the patient’s condition, and failure to take due precautions.

Strict rules govern medical malpractice lawsuits, so hiring an experienced attorney is of crucial importance. There are time limits for filing a lawsuit, so an injured patient should contact an attorney right away. At Joyce & Reyes, we offer a free initial consultation, and you are never charged a fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.

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