Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is the professional negligence of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care provider, resulting in patient injury or death. “Negligence” can refer to any action or failure to act that falls outside of the provider’s duties of care. Malpractice can manifest in the form of physician incompetence, surgical or anesthesia error, medication mistake, birth injury, misdiagnosis, or other mistake a “reasonable and prudent” professional would not have made in similar circumstances.
At Jordan Law, our Denver medical malpractice attorneys have secured six- and seven-figure awards for our clients throughout Colorado. We can take your claim where it needs to go for financial recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our award-winning attorneys focus 100% of their attention on their clients with each and every claim. Don’t take our word for it – read our testimonials.
Colorado Medical Malpractice Laws
Medical malpractice claims are typically more complex than standard personal injury claims in Colorado. Going up against a doctor or hospital comes with specific laws and requirements – often to protect the health care provider from too much liability. This can make it difficult for injured patients to secure fair compensation. With a great attorney by your side, you improve your chances of recovering damages. Jordan Law can help you navigate all of the state’s med mal laws, including the following:
- Medical malpractice statutes of limitations can be difficult to understand in Colorado. The statute is generally two years, but this can begin at the date of the injury or the date of discovery of the injury. Additionally, minors may have a separate set of circumstances regarding a deadline, with arguments stemming from age, healthcare coverage, and who pays their medical bills. Ask one of our attorneys about the deadline for your claim, as state laws can be cloudy.
- Before proceeding with a lawsuit, a plaintiff or his/her attorney must submit proof of the defendant’s negligence to the courts. An attorney must file a certificate of review within 60 days of bringing the lawsuit upon the defendant. This certificate must state that the attorney has consulted a professional on the subject, said expert reviewed the facts of the case, and that the expert believes that the claim has justification.
- Some states limit, or cap, the amount of damages a plaintiff can receive in certain types of claims or for certain damages. In Colorado, there is a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims. Non-economic damages include physical pain, emotional suffering, disfigurement, lost enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. There is an additional $1,000,000 cap on total damages for medical malpractice claims.
Don’t let the red tape involved in medical malpractice claims dissuade you from filing. Working with an attorney can significantly lighten the burden of filing. Jordan Law can take over the claims process from beginning to end, filing your claim within the deadline and giving you your best shot at just compensation. We’ll take care of the legwork on your case while you focus on healing from your malpractice-related injuries, or grieving the wrongful death of a loved one. For more information about your claim in Denver, request your free case evaluation with one of our Denver personal injury lawyers.