Minneapolis Epidural Injury Lawyer
For most mothers, epidural anesthesia is a standard part of the pregnancy process. Several different kinds of anesthesia are available. Some are complete numbing agents while others are a bit like prescription pain pills which are exclusively geared toward abdominal pain during labor and delivery. For many families, epidural injections transform the process from a painful chore into a joyous occasion.
Epidural mistakes could involve pre-injection, injection, or post-injection negligence. Anesthesiologists must carefully evaluate patients and look for medicine allergies and other red flags. Usually, the medical staff injects the medicine into the mother’s back. So, abundant precautions must be taken, especially in the coronavirus era. After the injection, anesthesiologists must continue to closely monitor patients. This monitoring should usually continue after delivery. Some complications do not appear straight away.
Unlike some doctors, the diligent Minneapolis epidural injury lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman never take dangerous shortcuts. Instead, we thoroughly evaluate your claim and determine your legal options. Then, we collect evidence which supports your claim and refutes insurance company defenses. While we pay close attention to the details, we also never lose sight of the big picture, which is obtaining maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Duty of Care in a Medical Negligence Claim
Doctors have considerable power when it comes to patient care. Usually, doctors have a vast amount of expertise and training. Patients have almost none of these things. With great power comes great responsibility. Doctors usually have a fiduciary duty. This legal responsibility requires doctors to disregard all other priorities and only focus on what is best for their patients. So, almost any shortcut is forbidden under the law.
Usually, other professionals, like accountants and lawyers, have a similar duty. That’s a responsibility our Minneapolis epidural injury lawyers take very seriously. Nothing is more important to us than our clients’ physical and fiscal health.
So, as part of our responsibilities, we quickly connect victims with competent doctors. Then, when the case goes to court, we work to obtain maximum compensation. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Resolving Your Claim for Damages
Almost all birth injury claims settle out of court. These settlements usually benefit victim/plaintiffs. These resolutions avoid the risks of a trial. Furthermore, since they end cases sooner, victim/plaintiffs quickly receive the compensation they need and deserve.
Informal settlement negotiations usually begin almost immediately. These negotiations often become more intense once medical treatment is at least substantially complete. Many medical errors involve future medical issues. Unless the settlement fully accounts for such costs, victims could be financially responsible for them at a later date.
If the case remains unresolved as a trial date approaches, most judges refer it to mediation. Basically, mediation is a court-supervised negotiation session. This session usually lasts a full day. During mediation, both sides have a duty to negotiate in good faith. They must earnestly desire a settlement and they must be willing to compromise to reach an agreement.
This additional duty, along with the fact that the trial date is fast approaching, usually means that mediation is at least partially successful.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced epidural injury lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.