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Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney

Doctors and other healthcare providers are required to follow a certain standard of care, but unfortunately, mistakes can be made. If you believe that a medical provider’s negligence or error caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Bendinelli Law Firm today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Why Choose Our Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney

  • Our more than 25 years of experience and vast resources will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.
  • We are dedicated to and care about our clients and will stand by you throughout the entire legal process.
  • There are no out-of-pocket costs, and we will not charge any legal fees if we don’t win your medical malpractice claim.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Denver

Malpractice occurs when the negligence of a medical provider results in the injury or death of a patient. Negligence can take many forms, but the most common grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit are: 

Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

A doctor may fail to diagnose or misdiagnose a condition after seeing a patient who has reported symptoms, possibly resulting in complications or death. 

Medication Errors

Medication errors can happen at the physician and pharmacy level. The error is often prescribing the wrong drug for a particular patient or the incorrect dosage. Examples of other medication errors are a doctor failing to recognize an adverse drug reaction or failing to prescribe the appropriate medication when a patient reports symptoms that indicate treatment is required.

Surgical Errors

A surgeon may operate on the wrong area, perform the incorrect surgical procedure, or leave a foreign object (e.g., sponge or surgical instrument) inside the body.

Anesthesia Errors

Common in surgery and outpatient procedures. For example, too much anesthesia can be administered, the breathing tube improperly placed, or if a patient isn’t given critical preoperative instructions (e.g., don’t eat or drink for X amount of hours).

Childbirth Injuries

This type of error can impact the mother, infant, or both during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or after the baby is born. For example, a doctor may misdiagnose or fail to diagnose a pregnancy-related medical condition, fail to perform a cesarean section when necessary, or fail to respond to signs of fetal distress.

Physicians are the most commonly named defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits. Still, other healthcare professionals can also cause these injuries, including nurses, assistants, aides, pharmacy staff, radiologists, surgeons, pharmaceutical companies, and administrators.

What to Do if You Believe You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

There are a few vital steps to take if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury due to medical negligence:

  • Write down the events leading up to the injury and exactly how your injury occurred.
  • Obtain copies of all relevant medical records.
  • Prepare a timeline that shows when injuries were first treated and/or discovered.
  • Speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can review the facts surrounding your injury and advise you if you have a legitimate claim.
  • File your medical malpractice lawsuit on time. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in Colorado is two years from the injury date or when the injury is discovered or should have reasonably been discovered. There are some exceptions, but if the time limit passes, your case will likely be dismissed and you will be barred from pursuing compensation.

We Can Help You

Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to different forms of compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Discuss your case with a highly experienced Denver medical malpractice attorney at the Bendinelli Law Firm. We offer free consultations. Call 1-800-ATTORNEY today.