Minneapolis Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Crawford & Kestner, although based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, represents clients nationally from California to Maine and all states in between. We believe in fighting for your legal rights and achieving justice for you. We handle all of our personal injury and medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis which means that you pay nothing unless we recover compensation.

Medical Malpractice occurs when negligence occurs as the result of a doctor or medical that typically results in serious bodily injury or wrongful death. Medical negligence can have very long and expensive consequences.

Medical Malpractice Negligence Claims

Medical Malpractice lawyers determine negligence by evaluating ‘standard of care guidelines’. These guidelines show how another medical professional would handle the same situation. For example, the standard of care guideline for someone with brain cancer is to request a CT scan before surgery. If a physician chose not to request a CT scan prior to operation then they have deviated from the standard of care for that type of operation. When a medical professional deviates from standard of care guidelines and this results in injury or death there is probable reason for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to prove deviation from standard of care, another doctor must testify regarding the violation. Another doctor must also show that your injuries were the result of the doctor’s negligence.

Determining the monetary compensation you deserve due to medical malpractice is an intricate process. Damages may include the cost of past and future treatment, past and future lost wages, and punitive damages (pain and suffering). If wrongful death results of medical malpractice, the monetary damages attributed to the loss of a life are extremely large and difficult to calculate. It is important to remember that without damages there is no basis for a medical malpractice claim.

Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose properly, delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Adverse reactions to drugs or drug interactions
  • Medical procedure errors

Medical Malpractice Facts

  • The majority of medical malpractice claims involve misdiagnosis, diagnostic errors, or delayed diagnosis.
  • 30% of medical malpractice lawsuits involve heart attack malpractice.
  • 30% or medical malpractice lawsuits involve misdiagnosis malpractice.
  • 20% of medical malpractice lawsuits involve failure to diagnose malpractice.

Call Crawford & Kestner today for a free consultation at (651) 209-7575. We will help answer any and all questions you might have.