Medical Malpractice Attorneys for Montana and Wyoming
No one who entrusts their health and well-being to a health care professional expects to suffer an injury due to a medical mistake or negligence. Each year, thousands of people are victims of surgical errors, misdiagnoses and other types of negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other health care provider. At Ragain & Clark, PC, we advocate for people who are suffering pain and serious injury due to medical malpractice.
If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of a healthcare professional in Montana or Wyoming, our firm will provide compassionate and comprehensive guidance every step of the way. Contact us for a free, confidential evaluation of your medical malpractice claim.
*Medical Malpractice Verdicts & Settlements
We have secured the following verdicts in medical malpractice cases:
- 1M - Medical malpractice
- 400k - Negligent optometrist
- 380k - Medical malpractice
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Montana and Wyoming
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to adhere to the standard of care required for their role and circumstances. In Montana and Wyoming, the standard of care is based on what a reasonably prudent health care provider in the same or similar circumstances would have done. This standard will vary from case to case, depending on a range of factors, including the specialized training of the treating healthcare professional, the geographic location, access to resources, and the nature of the plaintiff’s condition.
At Ragain & Clark, PC, our experienced attorneys represent clients in a wide range of medical malpractice claims, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Hospital Negligence
- Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Surgical Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
How We Can Help
With over 40 years of experience handling complex medical malpractice cases, we can leverage our expertise and resources to evaluate the merits of your case, investigate the incident and identify the parties at fault.
We will guide you through the legal process, answer your questions and deal with insurance companies. We work with you to develop a strong case strategy and prepare a compelling case. We also have developed an extensive network of experts who can provide medical testimony to explain what went wrong during your course of treatment. Most importantly, we will pursue justice and seek full compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Medical Malpractice FAQs
What is the time limit for filing medical malpractice claims?
The time limit, known as the statute of limitations, generally starts running on the date of treatment/surgery or when an injury or illness is identified by a healthcare professional. Wyoming law establishes a two-year statute of limitations and Montana establishes a three-year limit. Because it may be difficult to pinpoint the date your cause of action commenced, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss and preserve your claim.
Is there a damages cap for medical malpractice lawsuits?
Wyoming law does not impose any damage caps. Montana limits non-economic damages to $250,000, although in certain circumstances we have been able to circumvent the application of that cap. Other damages such as lost earnings and medical expenses are not subject to the non-economic damage cap. Our firm helps patients and their families pursue maximum compensation in order to assist with their financial burdens and help them move forward with their lives.
Who is the defendant in a medical malpractice claim?
In a medical malpractice claim, the plaintiff may be able to file an action against multiple parties. For example, an injured patient might file a claim against the doctor as well as the hospital where the act of negligence occurred. Medical malpractice claims are not limited to medical doctors. Chiropractors, nursing home administrators, dentists and lab techs are among the potential defendants who can be sued in a medical malpractice action. It is important to consult with a Montana or Wyoming medical malpractice attorney to explore your options if you or a loved one was harmed by someone in the medical field.
Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney for a Free Consultation
Ragain & Clark’s team of attorneys have over four decades of experience representing individuals who have suffered a devastating outcome due to medical negligence. While no one can turn back time, our compassionate lawyers will fight for justice and help bring financial security.
Call 406-651-8888 or send us a message online to set up a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Wyoming or Montana medical malpractice attorney at Ragain & Clark, PC. We look forward to assisting you.
*Past results should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case. The facts and circumstances of your case may be different and must be evaluated on its own merit.