If a doctor acts carelessly or negligently, you could suffer injuries or a worsening condition because of their medical negligence. If this happened to you or your child, you might be able to pursue a medical malpractice case against them. In some cases, you may also have a medical malpractice case against the hospital or clinic.
A St. Paul medical malpractice lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help you build your case and seek a financial award on your behalf if there is evidence to support your claim. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, at (800) 641-8998, today to get started with your free case review.
Understanding Minnesota Medical Malpractice Law
If a doctor, nurse, or another care provider caused you to suffer preventable injuries or worsening health because of their negligent behavior, Minnesota law allows you to hold them responsible under MN Stat § 604.11. Not every medical mistake will support a case against a doctor or hospital, but when they deviate from the expected standard of care, you might want to speak with a member of our legal team for a free case review.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, other issues related to getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis
- Failure to treat the condition, improper or inadequate treatment, and other treatment-related concerns
- Medication errors, including giving the wrong medication, giving the wrong dose of medication, or giving the medication incorrectly
- Surgical errors, which can range from issues with anesthesia to surgery on the wrong body part or the wrong side
- Birth injuries that occurred during labor and delivery and can affect your child for the rest of their life
To learn if you might have a viable medical malpractice claim, reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today for a free review of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 641-8998
Let Our Team Navigate the Medical Malpractice Process for You
A St. Paul medical malpractice lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will know how to gather the right evidence to support your case against the negligent doctor or another care provider. We can obtain copies of medical records relevant to your case, document your related expenses and losses, and work with medical experts to ensure we meet the necessary criteria to support our allegation that the defendant committed medical malpractice.
Under MN Stat § 145.682, Minnesota law requires all claimants in medical malpractice cases to file a document known as an “affidavit of merit.” This requires us to identify a medical expert witness, provide them with files and documentation about your case, and have them testify in writing that you were likely a victim of medical malpractice.
We have a strong network of experts we can call on to provide this statement. This is just one of the resources we can use to support your case. We will also fund the investigation into your accident and all upfront costs. You will pay nothing until we recover a settlement or an award in your case.
To learn more, reach out to our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today.
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Valuing Court Awards and Settlements in St. Paul Medical Malpractice Cases
The Ben Crump Law, PLLC, team can collect documentation of your expenses and losses related to the medical malpractice you experienced. This allows us to calculate an approximate fair settlement value in your case. Some of the recoverable losses in this type of case include:
- Additional medical treatment and care costs
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries or care
- Pain and suffering damages
- Mental anguish
Medical Malpractice Time Limits in Minnesota
Per MN Stat § 541.076(b), victims of medical malpractice generally have up to four years to pursue a civil suit in a Ramsey County court. However, many factors can make determining the deadline to file a lawsuit in your case more complicated. These include:
It Is Based on Discovery
Unlike in a car accident case, when the date the injury occurred is apparent, it is not always clear when medical malpractice occurred immediately after it takes place. It can take time for the symptoms to appear or for you to uncover the truth behind the injuries you suffered. In most cases, the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case does not begin until you discover the malpractice.
Some Factors Toll the Statute of Limitations
Under some circumstances, the statute of limitations may not apply for several months or even years. There are different limitations when the victim has a mental impairment or is a young child. For example, the timeline is tolled for birth injuries because it is often impossible to diagnose a child until they fail to meet developmental milestones or cannot keep up with their peers.
There May Be Other Legal Doctrines That Affect the Process
In some cases, you may not have as long as you think to take legal action. This is especially true if you are pursuing a case against a municipal or state hospital, university system hospital, or other government entity. Because of a legal doctrine known as sovereign immunity, these cases may follow different processes with their own strict deadlines.
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A St. Paul medical malpractice lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to build a medical negligence case and hold the doctor, hospital, or another care provider responsible for your injuries, losses, and more.
To learn if you may have a medical malpractice case against a medical care provider based on the circumstances of your illness or injury, reach out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC, for a free case review today.
Our team serving St. Paul can speak with you about the circumstances and details in your situation and help you understand more about your misdiagnosis, surgical error, your child’s birth injury, or another case of medical negligence.
Call (800) 641-8998 today to get started with your free case consultation.