Birmingham Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Veteran Attorneys With Over 50 Years Of Combined Experience
Medical professionals in the United States are entrusted to provide an excellent level of medical care to each patient. We trust physicians, nurses and all health professionals to provide accurate diagnoses, safe and hygienic care and the medical treatments they reasonably believe to be appropriate. Unfortunately, physicians, surgeons and other medical professionals may fail to perform the accepted standard of care. Poor medical treatment or incorrect diagnosis can lead to a worsening health condition, hospital-borne infections, severe injury or loss of life.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, our medical malpractice attorneys in Birmingham at Montgomery Ponder, LLC, are here to help. With over five decades of combined experience, they have a long record of favorable outcomes in challenging medical malpractice cases in Alabama.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases
Some of the common types of medical malpractice cases we represent include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescription errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medical neglect
- Wrongful death
- Retained foreign objects left in the body after surgery
Alabama Medical Malpractice Laws
In the state of Alabama, a victim of medical malpractice must be able to prove the following in order to win their case:
- The doctor, nurse or other health professional owed them a duty of care.
- The guilty party failed to provide the care expected to the patient.
- Because of this lack of care, the patient suffered specific harm or injuries that otherwise would not have occurred.
The Alabama Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations
A statute of limitations limits how long after an incident the victim is able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. In Alabama, victims of medical malpractice may file a lawsuit up to two years after the date the malpractice occurred.
There are some exceptions to this law. For example, if the victim could not have reasonably known or discovered the malpractice until after the two-year period, they will be allowed up to six months after the date of discovery to file their lawsuit. However, this extension period is ultimately limited to four years after the date the malpractice occurred.
Don’t wait – if you have been the victim of malpractice, it’s important to start your case as soon as possible.
How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Birmingham Can Help
When we take on a medical malpractice case, we will engage in a detailed investigation into the facts. We contact medical specialists, gather evidence to demonstrate the legal liability of your medical provider and begin preparing your case for trial.
We also work with you and your doctors to determine the full extent of your injuries and the long-term effects that they may have on your life to determine the level of compensation that should be pursued in a negotiated settlement or at trial.
Our goal is to achieve justice and full compensation for victims of medical malpractice, and we are tough advocates in this area of the law. We are seasoned litigators and have been recognized as being among the top trial lawyers in the country.
If you or a loved one has suffered from medical errors or any form of medical malpractice, call our Birmingham medical malpractice attorneys today at 205-606-6855 to schedule a no-cost initial consultation.