If a doctor left you severely injured, you may need to seek compensation in Montana for the suffering they caused. Reach out for help getting compensated for medical malpractice.

When we’re ill or injured, we like to think our doctor is here to help. We may turn to them in our times of need to recover and get the guidance we need for our suffering. Unfortunately, your doctor may have been careless, leaving you in worse health than before. What can you do about it?

If you’ve been injured because your doctor was careless, reach out for a Montana medical malpractice lawyer. Your lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates can help you determine whether you have a claim against your doctor and how to get the compensation you’re due for the injuries and suffering you experienced.

Liability for Montana Medical Malpractice Claims

Doctors are supposed to do everything in their power to prevent harm. Unfortunately, even careful doctors can fail to diagnose a problem correctly. When a doctor is negligent, they may have been careless with your health, or they may have made a mistake beyond normal human error. But who’s responsible when a doctor makes a mistake?

Often, the liability falls on the hospital or doctor group. If a doctor is careless or intended to harm you, they may face penalties, up to and including losing their medical license. But they may not be financially responsible for your injuries. That may instead fall on their employer or group. Because of this, you may need to speak with your lawyer about the at-fault party before you file.

Montana Laws Impacting Medical Negligence Claims

A Montana medical malpractice claim may be difficult. One challenge is that you only have three years from the date of the injury to file a claim. But if the injury wasn’t discovered until later, you may have up to five years to file your claim. Talk to your lawyer to ensure you’re still within your time limits.

You may also need to speak with a lawyer about the medical legal panel involved in Montana malpractice claims. This panel is made of three health care providers and three lawyers, who are there to investigate your claim. You may need to file an application to help prove you were injured by your doctor. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you take this step and defend your claim.

Seek Help from a Montana Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you’ve suffered a medical injury, or if your doctor has been careless with your safety, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. But how do you know where to begin and what steps to take?

Because medical malpractice claims can be so confusing and difficult, you may need a Montana medical malpractice lawyer on your side. A mistake can be costly. Luckily, the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates and other trusted partners offer free consultations so you can know what to expect before you file a claim. To learn more, reach out by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by filling out the following online contact form.