Experiencing a negative, or poor, medical outcome does not automatically mean the doctor, hospital, or lab made a mistake. However, if your injury or loss was a direct result of a medical professional failing to follow the standard of care in your case, such as failing to order a standard medical test to detect cancer, the provider may be guilty of malpractice. Your injuries or loss may entitle you to medical benefits and various forms of financial compensation under Delaware Medical Malpractice Law.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. will thoroughly examine the medical records and find out if you received proper attention and care as a patient. They will also establish whether the medical provider should have done something differently or did something incorrectly. If you feel you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Delaware it behooves you to consult with a skilled and experienced Delaware medical Malpractice Attorney at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. Their Wilmington, Delaware medical malpractice law office can be reached at 302-995-6210. You can dial their Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice law office at 410-385-5612. You can also click here to email a medical malpractice lawyer serving all of Delaware.
Upon reviewing your case, if it appears that medical malpractice occurred, we will immediately file a lawsuit on your behalf against the doctor, hospital, or other medical provider that caused your injuries or loss. We represent victims of medical malpractice in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
There are many situations where a bad medical outcome rises to the level of malpractice, including:
- Failure to diagnose treatable forms of cancer, such as early-stage lung cancer, breast cancer, colon-rectal cancer, and skin cancer misdiagnosis.
- Birth injuries caused by delayed delivery or other provider negligence such as Erb’s Palsy or Cerebral Palsy.
- Pediatric injuries, such as failure to diagnose meningitis.
- Surgical errors, including injuries to internal organs and vessels or failure to provide follow-up care.
Prior to representing injured people, we defended doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases for many years. As a result, we understand the internal processes that hospitals use to report cases with a bad medical outcome and how they get legal counsel involved. We are aware of the types of things they do ahead of time to protect themselves when they know they are going to be involved in litigation. As a result, we know how to conduct discovery in such a way that will preserve the evidence we need to prove your case.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
For example, in a misdiagnosis of cancer case, our lawyers will evaluate whether the doctor or lab should have diagnosed the cancer earlier. We will make that assessment based on prior X-rays, lab tests, and other evidence. Next, we will seek to prove that the delay of diagnosis resulted in a change of your prognosis. This is where the other side will fight you. Hospitals, doctors, and their legal counsel will hire experts who will claim that the delay in diagnosis didn’t make any difference. Our lawyers will consult our own experts including primary care physicians, radiologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, and pathologists to address whether the cancer was fast-growing or slow-growing, and whether it was treatable at the time it should have been diagnosed.
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Free consultation: If you or a family member has been injured by a medical provider, we invite you to contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Wilmington, Delaware, for a free case analysis.