Under Minnesota law, when a patient is injured by the careless or intentional acts of a healthcare professional, including doctors, nurses, dentists or chiropractors, they may pursue a medical malpractice claim.
According to the National Academy of Science, up to 98,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors. In order for a malpractice claim to succeed, it must be shown that a professional’s actions violated the standard of care found within the medical community.
COMMON TYPES OF MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
Our Minnesota medical malpractice attorneys handle a wide range of claims, including injuries or death arising from:
- Missed Diagnosis;
- Delayed Diagnosis;
- Surgical Injuries;
- Lack of Informed Consent;
- Anesthesia Errors;
- Patient Neglect;
- Nursing Home Abuse;
- Birth Injuries;
- Improper Treatment; and
- Prescription Errors
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS
Under Minnesota’s statute of limitations, a victim of medical malpractice must bring their claim within four years from the date of injury (or discovery of they injury). If the malpractice results in death to the patient, the decedent’s heirs must bring an action within three years from the date of death.
COMPENSATION RECOVERABLE UNDER MINNESOTA LAW
Minnesota law permits the recovery of damages for present and future medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and disfigurement in medical malpractice cases. If death occurred to the patient, the surviving family members may seek wrongful death damages – which include loss of companionship and support.
MALPRACTICE CASES ON A CONTINGENT BASIS
Medical malpractice cases are very complex and expensive to pursue. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A. we represent clients who have suffered as the result of a doctor’s negligence. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and have obtained substantial settlements for injury victims. Medical malpractice cases are accepted on a contingency basis, and you pay no fee to us unless we obtain compensation for you.