Typically, on your first visit to a doctor or other medical professional, you will complete forms and answer detailed questions about your medical history. The office may also require information about your family’s medical history for a complete medical profile. Patient history gives critical information to your doctor about the risk of developing certain conditions or illnesses and is important for the doctor to consider in forming a diagnosis and provident treatment.
Getting an accurate patient history is an important part of patient diagnosis and treatment. When doctors disregard a patient’s history, they run the risk of misdiagnosing a patient and causing more harm. If you have been injured because your patient history was disregarded by a doctor, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Youman & Caputo can help you understand your rights.
You do not have to suffer with the consequences from a doctor’s disregard of your patient history. Call Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 to schedule a call with one of our medical malpractice lawyers. Your initial consultation is free, and you will never owe any fee or costs unless and until we win your case.
For a doctor to be held liable under a medical malpractice claim, the injured patient must prove all the elements of negligence.
You must prove all the elements of negligence to be successful in your claim.
The type of compensation you can get will depend on the type and severity of your injury. If you successfully prove your claim, you can potentially get compensation for your economic damages as well as non-economic damages, depending on the facts of your case and the losses that you have suffered.
Economic damages are tangible damages that can easily be quantified. They may include medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost earning capacity.
Non-economic damages are intangible damages that are often subjectively determined. They may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation, disfigurement, loss of life’s pleasures, and loss of companionship or consortium.
It is important to get an accurate determination of the value of your losses because once a claim is settled, it will not be revisited. This is why it is important to work with a medical malpractice lawyer who has the experience and resources to determine a fair and accurate value of your losses, and navigate the legal processes to get your compensation.
Do not let the fear of legal fees keep you from consulting with a lawyer about your case. At Youman & Caputo, we get paid only after your case is settled or resolved after a verdict and any appeal.
The insurance companies have their lawyers working to protect their interests. Show them that you are serious about your claim. Call Youman & Caputo at (215) 302-1999 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.