COLORADO SPRINGS MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYER
Types Of Medical Malpractice Caused By Negligence
Medical malpractice claims involve personal injuries suffered as a result of defective medical equipment or a willful or negligent act committed by a licensed health care professional under obligation to provide competent care.
Examples of medical negligence warranting a lawsuit include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Labor, delivery and birth injuries
- Surgical error
- Prescription drug error
- Wrongful death
- Anesthesia error
- Improper treatment
- Medication administration error
- Gynecological injuries
Drew supports his clients throughout the complex and highly regulated legal process. He will examine medical records for evidence of negligence, obtain medical malpractice review panel approval, and gather the expert and witness testimony needed to verify that a “breach of duty” was committed.
Don’t Lose Your Right To Recovery
Colorado’s statute of limitations gives plaintiffs two years to become aware of and formally report the injury caused by medical negligence. Claimants who do not comply with the statute lose the right to legal recovery. In some cases, the statute allows two years from the date of discovery of injury if the plaintiff could not have reasonably been expected to have been aware of the injury sooner.
Governmental entities, including many medical institutions and providers, are granted a measure of immunity. In these cases, a notice of claim (NOC) must be filed within 180 days of the incident. With time on the defendant’s side, it is crucial to call a lawyer as soon as you become aware of a personal injury caused by medical negligence.