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If you’ve been misdiagnosed, received the wrong medication, or delivered a child with a birth injury as a result of a medical professional’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact a St. Paul medical malpractice lawyer at Milavetz Law to find out more.

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While it’s rare for medical professionals in Minnesota to cause patients harm, mistakes do happen. Medical malpractice mistakes can leave you with permanent disabilities or worsen an already existing condition. If you’re suffering from the results of medical negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. When the treatment you receive doesn’t match the typical standard of care, the law is on your side.

Don’t let mounting medical debt and loss of income leave you in financial straits. If you’ve been the victim of a defective medical device, a medication, a surgical error, a birth injury, or have been misdiagnosed, call a St. Paul medical malpractice lawyer at Milavetz Law today. They can tell you whether or not you have a case and how much your case is worth. Let their experience take the financial burden off your shoulders while you focus on the road to recovery for yourself and your family.

How can you prove fault in a medical malpractice claim in St. Paul?

Medical malpractice cases are complex in nature and require experience. The personal injury team at Milavetz Law, P.A. can help build your case against a negligent medical provider, facility, or manufacturer.

Our team has successfully recovered multi-million dollar settlements and secured verdicts in numerous personal injury cases. Some settlements we have recovered include:

  • More than $1.6 million for clients who suffered side effects from Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills
  • Over $2 million for patients who were harmed by the arthritis drug Vioxx
  • $600,000 for product liability in a medical device wrongful death case

What We Do

  • Gather evidence: We investigate the circumstances surrounding your care and treatment, including gathering all pertinent medical records related to your injury.
  • Calculate damages: We evaluate your case and tell you our opinion on likely outcomes.
  • Hire experts: We hire experts in the field who can support your claim and establish fault.

Affidavit of Merit

An affidavit of merit is required in all Minnesota medical malpractice cases. This legal document is prepared by a medical expert who has examined your case and sets forth the basis for your claim that the medical provider or facility didn’t provide the appropriate standard of care.

What damages are available in a St. Paul medical malpractice case?

You may claim compensation for both monetary damages and non-economic damages:

  • Cost of current and ongoing medical care and treatment
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Out-of-pocket expenses for therapy or home modifications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Shortened life expectancy

How does medical malpractice occur in St. Paul?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional acts in a way that fails to meet the acceptable standard of care within the medical community, causing injury to the patient.

Types of Medical Malpractice and Medical Product Failures

Some of the most common medical mistakes in Minnesota and nationwide are:

  • Medical neglect: Medical staff or a facility itself may be liable if it’s found that residents’ or patients’ lack of proper care or supervision was to blame for an injury.
  • Defective medical devices: If a medical provider recommended using a defective medical device that contributed to an injury or worsened your condition, you might have a claim against the provider and the device manufacturer.
  • Medication errors: Prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication or administering the wrong dosage of medication can lead to serious patient harm.
  • Surgical errors: Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body or improperly managing anesthesia during surgery are examples of medical negligence.
  • Diagnostic errors: You may have a case if your medical provider failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed a condition that led to a delay in treatment and caused your health to decline further.

Birth injuries: If you or your child suffered from improper or delayed treatment during labor and delivery and have been left with permanent injury or disability as a result, you may be entitled to damages.

Common Medical Malpractice Injuries

You need the services of a St. Paul medical malpractice attorney if you’ve been injured by medical negligence that caused you to suffer:

Who can be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit in St. Paul?

Any medical provider, facility, or manufacturer found to be responsible for medical malpractice can be named in a medical malpractice lawsuit in St. Paul. Some examples include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Dentists
  • Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term residential care facilities
  • Treatment facilities

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in St. Paul?

Victims of medical malpractice in Minnesota have up to four years to file a civil lawsuit seeking damages. After four years since the injury or discovery of symptoms, the case cannot be filed. 

What factors may impact the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case?

Specific details of your individual case may influence the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, which is known as the statute of limitations. That’s why it’s important to consult a St. Paul medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.

Discovery Rule

It can take months or years for symptoms of medical malpractice to reveal themselves. You may be unaware that a mistake occurred until later. The discovery rule in medical malpractice cases allows the statute of limitations to begin once the patient discovers malpractice has occurred.

Other Exceptions

The statute of limitations may also differ if the patient is mentally impaired or was a minor at the time of the injury. For example, birth injuries often have a different statute of limitations because discovery may not occur until a child fails to develop at the same pace as their peers.

Contact a St. Paul Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A.

When it comes to medical malpractice cases, it’s better to reach out sooner rather than later to ensure that evidence hasn’t been lost or destroyed. The attorneys at Milavetz Injury Law, P.A. have the experience you need to recover damages following a medical malpractice injury. With 12 offices in the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Twin Cities area, we’ve been serving clients in Brooklyn Center, Edina, Coon Rapids, Roseville, Eagan, Forest Lake, Delano, Minnetonka, St. Cloud, and across Minnesota since 1963.

Call our attorneys as soon as possible so we can start building your case and get you what you deserve. Contact Milavetz Law today.  

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275 East 4th Street, Suite 458
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 645-7777

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