Minnesota Medical Malpractice Neglect
Many Wrongful death medical malpractice cases are complex and require compliance with Minn. Stat. 145.682, which applies to health care providers which “means a physician, surgeon, dentist, or other health care professional or hospital, including all persons or entities providing health care as defined in section 145.61, subdivisions 2 and 4, or a certified health care professional employed by or providing services as an independent contractor in a hospital”.
There are many types of medical mistakes including failing to diagnose a condition, failure to monitor a change in condition, medication errors, surgical errors, treatment errors, mistakes in the use of medical equipment such as patient lifts, wheelchairs, wound vacs, g-tubes, breathing tubes, etc. Most medical procedures have a set standard of care which is based on the state and federal regulations, policies and procedures and the common practice in the region or area which the incident occurred.
Medical Malpractices Require Expert Testimony
There is a requirement in 145.682, Subd. 3, that “the facts of the case have been reviewed by the plaintiff’s attorney with an expert whose qualifications provide a reasonable expectation that the expert’s opinions could be admissible at trial and that, in the opinion of this expert, one or more defendants deviated from the applicable standard of care and by that action caused injury to the plaintiff.”
Contact Us to Discuss Your Concerns
We have handled hundreds of wrongful death and medical malpractice cases, the standard of care needs to be established by experts as well as the elements of breach and causation. These cases are often defended vigorously irrespective of the facts and it is important that there is independent expert support of the allegations of neglect to explain the injuries and how they occurred to the jury.
If you have concerns about accident due to a medical error or mistake which lead to the death of someone in your family contact attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation to discuss you questions and options at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.