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What is Medical Malpractice? - Indianapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a lawsuit claim resulting from a medical provider’s mistake. This mistake can come in the form of the misdiagnosis of an illness, an incorrect treatment of a patient, or a mistake in a surgical procedure. Medical malpractice claims against health professionals in Indiana must be conducted within the laws enacted by the Indiana General Assembly. This malpractice system controls any malpractice claim above $15,000. Working within the system of law requires proper medical advising in order to properly submit cases within the channels of the law.

What Can You Do?

We place a lot of trust in our medical personnel and unfortunately sometimes these professionals make mistakes. Healthcare is a complex field, and often several people will attend and address your health during the course of even a common procedure or surgery. Mistakes can happen by doctors, nurses and other medical staff that attend to you. Making a claim is a complicated process and proving the wrongdoing can be complex and hard to do. Fortunately, Riley Williams & Piatt have extensive and notable experience in medical malpractice cases and a proven track record of success in these types of cases.

Indiana state law requires that cases are submitted within a specific time schedule and under specific submission guidelines. Following the procedures and timelines are integral to the success of a case – and individuals require a certified litigator to assist with all the procedures and deadlines involved.

About Riley Williams & Piatt’s experience in the field

Riley Williams & Piatt has helped attain successful settlement outcomes for patients in a variety of medical malpractice and patient right cases: including neurosurgery, osteopathy, family practice, ophthalmology, cardiology and hospital care. The firm is also currently undertaking medical malpractice cases, including orthopedic surgery medical malpractice, cancer misdiagnosis medical practice, birth injury and birth defect medical malpractice, prescription error malpractice and hospital and nurse’s care medical malpractice.

Contact us for more information

Contact Riley Williams & Piatt for more information on how you or a family member may be eligible to receive compensation through a medical malpractice claim. We offer potential clients a contingency fee arrangement, where clients are only charged if there is a recovery in the malpractice case.