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Medical Malpractice

Lawsuits Involving Injuries to Patients due to a Healthcare Provider’s Negligence

What is Medical Malpractice

If you believe you have been harmed by a doctor or other medical professional, you are probably wondering how to take action and seek compensation for your injuries. As difficult as your situation might be, you need to understand upfront that you will likely need to file a lawsuit, and the process can take time. The Dutton Law Firm's experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be able to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case and advise you on a course of action moving forward.

Medical Malpractice Cases in Iowa

The basis of a medical negligence claim is the healthcare provider’s violation of the standard of care, which, in turn, causes harm to the patient. This standard is important because when a health care provider is negligent but does not cause injuries to the patient, medical malpractice law in Iowa does not allow a patient to recover damages.

Medical injury issues arise in many different ways, including: 

  • A failure to diagnose a medical condition
  • Prescription errors
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injury
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Unnecessary procedures
  • Failure to treat or delayed treatment
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Laboratory mistakes
  • Mistakes in dispensing medication
  • And other occurrences which lead to the injury of patients

The Dutton Law Firm's Iowa medical injury lawyers help those who have been injured as a result of the negligent actions of a healthcare provider by ensuring that the medical professionals are held responsible for their contribution to one’s injuries. Taking legal action not only helps injured victims in the recovery of damages but also helps ensure that better protocols are put in place so that the same types of medical malpractice incidents do not reoccur.

Contact a Waterloo Medical Injury Lawyer

Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a complex and involved process. If you suspect that your injury is due to medical negligence, call us at 319-234-4471 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of the Dutton Law Firm's experienced Iowa medical injury lawyers. You can also submit an Initial Consultation Form, which allows our attorneys to assist you more efficiently. 

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