Wilmington NC Medical Malpractice Attorney
The National Academy of Sciences estimates that approximately 98,000 people die from medical mistakes each year. Not all injuries or deaths are a result of the negligence of a healthcare provider. Often, patients may experience a bad result of a medical procedure that was a known risk of the procedure, and the risk was communicated to and accepted by the patient. In such cases, the injury or death will not support a malpractice action against the healthcare provider.
In North Carolina, as in most states, a legal claim for medical malpractice arises when a patient’s injury or death is caused by act or omission by a healthcare provider in which care provided deviates from standards of practice in the medical community. Medical professionals are required to maintain appropriate liability insurance to cover the risk and costs of legal actions based on medical malpractice.
North Carolina General Statute § 1A-1, Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 9(j) requires that a qualifying professional review a medical malpractice case and have an opinion that the potential defendants in a case deviated from the appropriate standard of care and that the deviation caused the damages. In many cases, it can be difficult and expensive to obtain such a professional opinion which is part of what makes medical malpractice cases sometimes difficult to pursue.
If you or a family member feel you have suffered an injury due to medical negligence, contact Collins Law Firm. While we cannot eliminate the pain or correct the injury, we will do everything within our power to help determine if medical malpractice was the cause, and if so, hold those responsible for such harm accountable for their mistakes.
Wilmington, North Carolina is a coastal city and the county seat for New Hanover County, NC. Wilmington, NC is primarily located between the Cape Fear River on its west and Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic Ocean on it’s east. New Hanover County is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Pender County to the north, and Brunswick County to the west. If you are charged with a crime or receive a traffic citation such as a speeding ticket in Wilmington, NC your court date will be in New Hanover County courthouse, unless you are charged with a federal crime.
Collins Law Firm regularly represents people charged with crimes or traffic violations with court appearances in the New Hanover County courthouse in Wilmington, NC. and is located at 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.