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The term “medical malpractice” refers to an act of negligence on the part of a healthcare provider. Between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors, and many more are injured, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine.

Have you or someone you know been the victim of doctor, nurse, or hospital error? Injuries due to medical error are all too common. However, you do not have to sit back and do nothing. And you don’t have to face the health care provider by yourself. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys will fight to hold the medical professionals accountable for their negligent actions.

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Surgical Injuries

If you are the sufferer of a botched surgery, wrong site surgery, misuse of surgical instruments, incorrect surgical procedure, or incorrect suturing, you are entitled to financial compensation. Furthermore, if surgeons left objects in your body, or you suffer post-surgical complications, call your attorney today.

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Failure to Diagnose

Often symptoms of one thing are indicative of another as well. This can prove fatal. If you are not getting better, or getting worse, seek another opinion. Your doctor may have missed something. You may be able to go back and sue for financial compensation.

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Birth Injuries

A mishandled newborn can suffer common medical issues such as cerebral palsy, brain damage, paralysis, or Erb’s palsy. If this happens to your family, call an attorney immediately. You are entitled to compensation and negligent doctors must be held accountable.

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Fetal Death

Doctors are responsible to identify medical ailments and treat them, both for the safety of the mother and her fetus. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a problem, or administers the wrong treatment, or any other error, complications that threaten the life of her or her child.

Bad Plastic Surgery

Vanity is not the only reason for plastic surgery, but if it turns out poorly, patients can suffer shame, hurt, or hopelessness. The emotional impact of bad surgery, along with medical and financial consequences can be devastating.

Delayed Diagnosis

Some illnesses, such as cancer, can progress past the point of possible recover if not diagnosed soon enough. Heart attack, stroke, meningitis and appendicitis or other infections also require timely diagnosis for proper treatment.

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The term “medical malpractice” refers to an act of negligence on the part of a healthcare provider. Between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors, and many more are injured, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine.

Have you or someone you know been the victim of doctor, nurse, or hospital error? Injuries due to medical error are all too common. However, you do not have to sit back and do nothing. And you don’t have to face the health care provider by yourself. At Chapman Injury Lawyers, our experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorneys will fight to hold the medical professionals accountable for their negligent actions.

Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Indiana, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. A medical malpractice attorney will talk with you about the injury you suffered, analyze the case from all angles, and, if necessary, move forward with a medical malpractice claim – a time-consuming process that involves a medical review panel.

A lawyer can help gather copies of all your important medical records and then have a medical expert review those records. A thorough and skillful examination of medical records often proves to be a valuable piece of evidence in achieving a favorable outcome in a medical malpractice case. Also, because the medical field is highly specialized and technical, expert testimony is often needed to establish the connection between the actions of the negligent healthcare provider and the resulting injury. If necessary, an attorney will be able to call on the appropriate medical experts for your unique case.

It’s critical to note that there is a medical malpractice statutory cap in Indiana, meaning there is a limit to the recovery you can obtain, no matter the amount of damages caused by the health care provider’s negligence. With that in mind, an Indiana medical malpractice attorney can provide insight into the specifics of your particular medical malpractice claim, help in determining the viability of your case, the extent of your injuries, and more. A lawyer can answer any and all medical malpractice questions and concerns you may have.

The medical malpractice laws in Indiana are constructed to protect doctors and other health care providers and discourage malpractice claims. To successfully bring a medical malpractice claim, it takes an in-depth knowledge of the state’s malpractice laws and extensive experience dealing with the complicated legal process involved with medical malpractice lawsuits in Indiana.

Most medical malpractice cases in Indiana are brought under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act and are subject to its special rules and its limits on potential recovery. An experienced Indiana medical malpractice attorney will be able to navigate the many legal requirements and stipulations involved with the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.

In sum, you need an attorney to handle your Indiana medical malpractice case because they will be able to:

  • Gather, review, and analyze important medical records and other evidence;
  • Establish the health care provider’s deviation from the applicable standard of medical care
  • Comprehend the complicated medical issues involved;
  • Be knowledgeable of how medical malpractice claims are handled in Indiana under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act;
  • Persuade medical review panels and a judge or jury to hold the healthcare provider to the applicable standard of care no matter how negligence-free the provider’s past record may have been

Medical malpractice can be a deeply personal and emotional experience for the victim. Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. We will fight to help you attain the compensation you so greatly need and deserve. We will also make sure that the malpractice you suffered is not committed again on further innocent victims. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to medical malpractice in Indiana, reach out to the compassionate attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers today.

Why Choose Chapman Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we treat our clients like family. We handle all aspects of your medical malpractice case so you can focus on your recovery and taking care of yourself. Our Indiana medical malpractice attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured. With Chapman Injury Lawyers by your side, know that we will not quit until you have been reimbursed for all medical bills, lost wages, and any expenses that could arise in the future due to your medical malpractice injury.

Our lead attorney, Neil Chapman, has been helping personal injury victims for 25 years. Neil earned his law degree from Notre Dame and has been managing member of his current practice in Evansville, Chapman Injury Lawyers, since 2008. Neil says that helping people put their lives back together following an act of negligence is the most rewarding thing he has have ever done. That’s saying something, especially considering he served his country overseas as captain in the Marine Corps for seven years. While medical malpractice and other personal injury cases can take months or even years to resolve, Neil says he enjoys getting to know his clients throughout the process. By the time the case is over, he says he often feels like he has gained a friend.

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we represent people on a contingency – or no recovery, no fee – basis, meaning that we will front all the costs of taking on your medical malpractice case, and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime. Our compassionate Indiana medical malpractice lawyers are available 24/7 to discuss your case with you. Call us today at (812) 426-0600, email, or text us to schedule your free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

In medical malpractice cases, the negligent healthcare provider isn’t always a doctor or nurse. The negligent party could be a physical therapist, a lab worker, a technician operating medical equipment, or someone interpreting test results, to name just a few. A company or clinic may also be held liable for medical malpractice. It is not uncommon for a hospital, clinic, pharmacy, nursing home, or ambulance company to be involved in a malpractice claim.

Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider causes injury to a patient by failing to provide them with acceptable care. Typically, if a healthcare provider fails to act or acts differently than how health professionals with comparable training would have reasonably acted, the healthcare provider may be liable for any resulting injuries to the patient. In the majority of medical malpractice cases, the medical error that occurred was either a negligent act or failure to act.

Physicians and other health care providers owe a duty to their patients to practice medicine with the care and skill possessed by any reasonable doctor under the same circumstances. Their duty of care is breached when they fail to live up to this standard. We at Chapman Injury Lawyers are ready to hold negligent Indiana medical professionals and establishments accountable. Medical malpractice cases we handle include:

  • Surgical Injuries – If you are the sufferer of a botched surgery, wrong site surgery, misuse of surgical instruments, incorrect surgical procedure, or incorrect suturing, you are entitled to financial compensation. Furthermore, if surgeons left objects in your body, or you suffer post-surgical complications, call your attorney today.
  • Failure to Diagnose – Often symptoms of one thing are indicative of another as well. This can prove fatal. If you are not getting better, or getting worse, seek another opinion. Your doctor may have missed something. You may be able to go back and sue for financial compensation.
  • Birth Injuries – A mishandled newborn can suffer common medical issues such as cerebral palsy, brain damage, paralysis, or Erb’s palsy. If this happens to your family, call an attorney immediately. You are entitled to compensation and negligent doctors must be held accountable.
  • Fetal Death – Doctors are responsible to identify medical ailments and treat them, both for the safety of the mother and her fetus. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a problem, or administers the wrong treatment, or any other error, complications that threaten the life of her or her child.
  • Bad Plastic Surgery – Vanity is not the only reason for plastic surgery, but if it turns out poorly, patients can suffer shame, hurt, or hopelessness. The emotional impact of bad surgery, along with medical and financial consequences can be devastating.
  • Delayed Diagnosis – Some illnesses, such as cancer, can progress past the point of possible recover if not diagnosed soon enough. Heart attack, stroke, meningitis and appendicitis or other infections also require timely diagnosis for proper treatment.

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers are ready to assist you with your doctor negligence claim. Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to protecting your rights and seeking the maximum compensation possible under Indiana law.

Contact An Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are extremely complex. They involve vast knowledge of Indiana state law, insurance, advanced medical terminology, and more. Don’t try to handle your medical malpractice case alone, especially considering you are suffering the pain and stress involved with an injury.

If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligence of a physician, nurse, or other health care provider in Indiana, contact the highly skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers. We offer free and confidential consultations, so you have nothing to lose by learning how our attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (812) 426-0600.

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I am so blessed to have had Neil represent me after a really bad car accident. He was always there every time I needed to talk. It took me a long time to heal physically from my accident. Neil was there the whole time.

Walter Frost

Neil was excellent and so was his staff. Got me more than I expected. Very satisfied with Chapman Injury lawyers will definitely use him again if ever needed and would recommend him to anyone.

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Noah did an amazing job! He was very informative and thorough in all the processes of the injury lawsuit. I would highly recommend him.

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Brina Vidal

Steve Thomas has been my go to attorney for any of mine or my families legal needs. I also suggest Steve to my clients who feel they have been wronged by the insurance companies. He is conscientious and professional in everything he does!

Stefan Jacquot

The attorneys that work for this firm are top-notch. Steve and Neil are incredibly knowledgeable and took the entire burden of my case off my shoulders. These men are incredibly personable and were there for me any time I had questions or concerns. Over a two year working relationship I never had to wait for a returned call.

Starr Sands

My daughter and I were ecstatic with the results of our case. Neil and Steve were both extremely professional and helpful. No question went unanswered, no matter how many times I asked them the same question.