Our Basin Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Your Patient Rights
Medical malpractice happens everywhere - including Basin, Wyoming. If you are a visitor or resident of the area who received improper medical care from a doctor, hospital, or another medical professional, a Basin medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you and your family. At Ragain & Clark, PC we represent the injured and hold doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals responsible for errors that cause serious injury and death.
How Our Basin Medical Malpractice Lawyer Will Fight for Your Case
Patients in need of medical care consult with health care professionals, trusting that their providers will act carefully and in compliance with the appropriate standard of care. Unfortunately, sometimes a patient receives care from a provider that is negligent or below the standard of care.
When a patient suffers from a medical malpractice issue, such as a doctor failing to perform to the acceptable standard of care, the injured party typically will bear the burden of proof to show that negligence occurred. You and your Basin medical malpractice lawyer will work together prove the following four elements:
- The health care provider owed a duty of care to the injured party;
- The health care provider failed to meet the acceptable standard of care owed to the patient (breaching the duty of care);
- There is a direct link between the patient’s injury and the negligent act; and,
- The patient suffered actual damages.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated and require the expertise of an experienced Basin medical malpractice lawyer. Our legal team will assess your case and advise you as to your rights and likelihood of prevailing on a medical malpractice lawsuit considering various issues such as the type and extent of your injuries, future medical needs, the negligent acts of the health care provider(s), and other economic damages that may be recoverable, among other factors.
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Wyoming
As a victim of medical malpractice, you are required to file your lawsuit within a certain period of time. Statutes of limitations vary from state to state and it’s imperative to work with your Basin medical malpractice lawyer to ensure these important deadlines are met.
A medical malpractice case in Wyoming must be filed within two years of the date of the act that contributed to or caused the injuries. However, if that act was not immediately discoverable as the act that contributed to causing the injuries, a claim must be filed within two years of the date of discovery. For minors, the statute of limitations is applied as above, or by the minor’s eighth birthday, whichever is later.
Contact A Basin Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation
Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced trial lawyers with over 40 years of experience in medical malpractice litigation. Our firm is client-oriented, offers an aggressive approach, and we offer convenient meeting options for our clients. We have an office conveniently located in Worland for our Wyoming clients to meet with us in person when necessary. Our extensive trial background provides us with the tools we need to effectively advocate for our clients to help them obtain the compensation they serve for the injuries they suffered from a medical malpractice claim. Contact a Basin medical malpractice lawyer today by calling 307-388-6400.