Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical Malpractice We trust our healthcare providers to assist us with top quality, care, and diagnosis. Unfortunately, individuals and families are far too often reeling from forms of medical malpractice, such as surgical error, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or birth injuries. In these circumstances, the responsible healthcare provider may be named in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Denver

A medical malpractice lawsuit could be a victim’s only opportunity to recover the compensation they need to receive proper treatment and to allow them to move on from this difficult and devastating chapter. Our medical malpractice attorneys work with you to understand the ways in which your life has been turned upside down after a medical incident, using the full extent of our experience, resources, and network to tell your story leading up to and even into trial, where necessary.

We conduct a thorough investigation at the outset of the case to identify all possible liable parties, have your medical records reviewed by professionals and assist in calculating damages for current medical care as well as future potential medical expenses.

It is often overwhelming for a person or their family members to try to navigate through this process on their own, particularly when the person is still undergoing treatment for the medical issue. We allow you to keep your focus on your medical care and recovery while we take over the legal aspects of handling your claim.

At Burton| Beale, you’re more than just a case file. We care about you and will communicate with you at every phase of your case. You’ll be able to reach your lawyer to discuss your case and ask questions. We’ll also advise you of alternatives to trial, such as our opportunity to settle the case out of court, as applicable.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Our Denver trial lawyers have experience in handling a broad range of medical malpractice cases, including:

  • Surgical malpractice
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Birth injuries

Liable parties can include physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and even hospitals. In these cases, the victim bears the burden of proof to show that the provider deviated from the standard of care that another provider would have offered in that situation. As a result, we use our network of professionals to identify other physicians or expert witnesses who can provide insight into the deviation of the standard of care.

Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

You have a maximum of two years from the date of malpractice to open a Colorado medical malpractice claims. If you do not file your claim within this time period, you’ll forgo your right to recover compensation even if the liability appears clear.
There are certain situations, however, that extend this to your deadline. For example, you may not have discovered the malpractice immediately because a foreign object was left inside, because the injury could not have been discovered sooner or because it was concealed by the defendant. In these circumstances, our medical malpractice lawyers will work with you to help extend the statute of limitations. Determining liability, proving misdiagnosis or other errors and identifying your next steps are all important components of medical malpractice claims in Colorado. Contact us today to discover the Burton &Beale difference.

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