Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Malpractice, Negligence & Errors in Colorado
When you visit the doctor, go to the emergency room, or seek any type of medical treatment, you expect to receive an appropriate and acceptable level of care. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. Every year, preventable medical errors, negligence, and misconduct lead to countless patient injuries and deaths. If you believe that your injuries or your loved one’s death was the result of medical malpractice, you have the right to take legal action with the help of a personal injury lawyer who specializes in such cases.
At Boesen Law, our Denver medical malpractice attorneys fight for the rights of victims and their families in Aurora and throughout Colorado. We bring decades of experience to our practice, as well as a proven track record of success in even the most complex of cases. As a client, you can expect to receive a high level of professional service and personal, one-on-one attention from your attorney. We understand the immense impact medical malpractice and negligence have on victims and their families, and we want to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
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What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider—whether a doctor, surgeon, dentist, nurse, hospital, urgent care facility, or any other healthcare professional or facility—fails to uphold what is known as the “standard of acceptable care.” The standard of acceptable care refers to the level of care a qualified healthcare provider would provide to a patient in the given circumstances.
There are different standards of care for different circumstances; for example, emergency room doctors are held to a different standard of care (one that is typically more lenient) than a general practitioner providing care in a less-intense environment. That being said, any act or omission that falls outside the standard of acceptable care could constitute medical malpractice.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, and other diagnostic errors
- Medication errors, including incorrect dosage and incorrect administration method
- Anesthesia errors, including administering too much or too little anesthesia
- Birth injuries, such as oxygen deprivation, delayed C-sections, and cerebral palsy
- Surgical errors, including leaving behind foreign objects in the body and unnecessary surgery
- Failure to obtain informed consent before treatment or a medical procedure, such as surgery
- Failure to obtain the patient’s medical history, including drug allergies
- Emergency room errors, including missed diagnoses and issues with triage
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment, often as a result of diagnostic errors
- Misanalysis or misinterpretation of diagnostic tests or lab results
- Dismissal of patients’ self-reported symptoms, including symptoms of heart attack or stroke
- Hospital negligence, including failure to care for patients’ basic needs
- Pharmacy malpractice, such as improperly filling prescriptions or dispensing the wrong drug
These and other forms of medical malpractice can lead to catastrophic bodily injury, life-threatening complications, and death. At Boesen Law, our medical malpractice lawyer in Denver represent those whose lives have been irrevocably altered due to the negligence or misconduct of trusted medical professionals. We can help you prove your case and fight for the fair compensation you are owed.
Proving a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are notoriously complex and difficult to prove. It is not enough to show that you sought treatment and did not get better.
Rather, to have a successful medical malpractice case, you must prove the following:
- You were injured and suffered measurable economic and/or non-economic damages
- A provider-patient relationship existed between yourself and the defendant
- The medical provider failed to uphold the standard of acceptable care
- The defendant’s failure to uphold the standard of acceptable care was the direct or proximate cause of your injuries and/or damages
Our team works with expert witnesses, including medical professionals, who can provide testimony in support of your case. This is often a critical element of a successful medical malpractice claim.
Regardless of how complex your situation may be, Boesen Law is ready to help. We have decades of experience handling all types of medical malpractice and negligence claims, as well as cases involving elder abuse and nursing home neglect. We have successfully brought claims against individual healthcare professionals, as well as medical institutions such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, urgent care facilities, emergency departments, and more.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice Victims
A preventable medical error or act of negligence can leave victims with serious injuries and life-changing health conditions. Often, victims must undergo extensive additional medical treatment, and they may be left with temporary or permanent disabilities that prevent them from returning to work even after they have been treated for their injuries. By filing medical malpractice claims, these victims (or their loved ones) can recover fair financial compensation for these and other losses.
At Boesen Law, we strive to recover maximum compensation for our clients, including compensation for the following damages:
- Medical treatment and ongoing care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Lost future earnings
- Lost or diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Lost quality/enjoyment of life
- Counseling/therapy costs
- Home modifications
- In-home assistance and/or care
If your loved one tragically passed away as a result of a preventable medical error or negligence, we can help you seek wrongful death damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income and support, and loss of love, companionship, society, and comfort.
Our medical malpractice lawyer in Denver knows that no amount of financial recovery can undo the pain and suffering you have been through, but a fair settlement or verdict can allow you and your family to recover the resources you need to heal.
Learn How We Can Help During a Free, In-Person Consultation
At Boesen Law, we take the time to get to know our clients. We want to hear your story and learn how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve. To that end, we prioritize in-person consultations, offered free of charge and without the typical one-hour limit many other personal injury law firms have. Instead, we allow all prospective clients the time they need to ask questions and obtain information specifically related to their situations.
We encourage you to reach out to our Denver medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible, as you only have two years from the date of alleged malpractice or the date on which you discovered/reasonably could have discovered your injury to sue for damages. If you fail to bring a lawsuit within this two-year statute of limitations, your case will almost certainly be dismissed, and you will be unable to recover damages.
Contact us today at (303) 327-9988 to schedule your free, in-person consultation with our medical malpractice lawyer in Denver. We can also discuss your case over the phone if you are unable to make it into our office.
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