Medical Negligence

Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of a doctor or medical professional's negligence? Did the doctor or professional fail to competently perform their medical duties? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.

The rules regarding medical malpractice, however, are very complicated and involve strict timeline and notification requirements. The assistance of an experienced medical negligence attorney is a necessity.

Getting You The Compensation You Need

Haugen, Moeckel & Bossart can get you the compensation you deserve in a medical negligence case. Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in this complex area of law. We are serious about advocating for people who are suffering pain and loss due to medical negligence.

Our lawyers have experience representing clients in a wide variety of situations involving medical negligence. From failure to diagnose an illness or injury and improper hospital treatment, to failure to warn of known risks and wrongful death, we will help you through the process and help you get your life back on track.

We Will Help You Determine Whether You Have A Claim

At Haugen, Moeckel & Bossart, we have the resources and experience necessary to handle a wide variety of medical negligence cases. Our attorneys will take the time to carefully listen to your concerns and review the facts of your case. We then determine whether you have a potentially successful claim by looking at factors such as:

  • Did a doctor-patient relationship exist? To bring a successful claim, you must first establish that you hired the doctor who treated you. Seeing a doctor for regular treatment is usually sufficient to establish the existence of a doctor-patient relationship. However, it becomes more complicated in situations where the injury was caused by a consulting physician who did not treat you directly.
  • Was the doctor negligent? To win a medical negligence suit you must be able to show the doctor caused you harm in connection with your diagnosis or treatment in a way that a competent doctor, under similar circumstances, would not have. The doctor's care did not have to be the best possible, but it did need to be reasonably skillful and careful.
  • Did the doctor's negligence cause the injury? Many medical negligence cases involve patients who were sick or injured before seeing the doctor, thus raising the question of whether the doctor, rather than the underlying sickness or injury itself, actually caused the harm. To bring a successful case, it must be established that the doctor's incompetence more likely than not caused the injury.
  • Did the injury lead to specific damages? Even if the doctor's performance fell below the appropriate standard of care for his or her field of practice, the injured patient must establish he or she suffered harm. Types of harm patients can sue for include permanent serious disability, physical pain, mental anguish and lost work and earning capacity.

Time Is Of The Essence

In North Dakota, patients have only two years to bring a medical negligence claim against a doctor or health care provider. Call our Fargo office now at 701-433-1565, day or night, to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation for medical negligence. You can also contact us online.

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