Medical Malpractice / Professional Malpractice
Medical Malpractice claims arise when a medical professional falls below the professional standard of care in his profession, thereby causing injuries to the patient. Non-medical professional malpractice can include claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, mismanagement, errors in judgment, misconduct and carelessness. Professional malpractice cases can be brought against:
- Doctors / Nurses / Pharmacists
- Dentists / Dental Assistants
- Engineers and Architects
- Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Appraisers
- Plumbers and Electricians
Malpractice claims are important claims. When doctors, nurses, caregivers or dentists commit malpractice, patients can be killed, seriously injured, exposed to dangerous risks or permanently disabled or disfigured. When non-medical professionals commit malpractice, the people relaying on their services can incur substantial damages for relying on bad advice, through no fault of their own.
Because the costs of hiring medical experts to evaluate and testify in malpractice cases are often high, the prosecution of malpractice cases becomes complex and may be prohibitive for many firms. Not so for Worrell, Durrett, Jaynes & Gavrell, P.C.; the firm has successfully represented clients in dozens of these cases over its twenty-year span, just a few of which are highlighted in our Representative Cases section.
Quality assessment of medical malpractice cases requires that the case be investigated early, and that the attorney involved be familiar with the medical conditions involved, as soon as possible. The Colorado legislature has imposed numerous deadlines that must be satisfied or a patient may lose his or her claims against the professional. Evidence of the malpractice often requires prompt action by the patient to preserve the ability to prove how the error occurred, and what his or her damages are or may become. Thus, it is important to act promptly, and to have an attorney who can quickly and competantly assess potential claims.
If you have been harmed or financially damaged, or a family member has been killed through what you believe to be the malpractice or negligence of a professional, we look forward to the opportunity to assist you in evaluating your potential claim, and encourage you to contact our office without delay.