Denver Medical Malpractice Attorney

Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you suffered injuries due to negligence from a medical provider or facility, contact Denver medical malpractice attorney, Eric Steiner, M.D. As an experienced physician with more than 20 years of hands-on practice in the medical field, Attorney Eric Steiner, M.D. is able to serve his clients who have been the victims of medical errors with unique ability and perspective.

We understand the science, background, job descriptions, terminology, and procedures of the medical field. This knowledge gives our practice a significant advantage in understanding medical malpractice cases and in representing victims and their families.

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Examples of Medical Malpractice & Negligence

If you have lost a loved one due to serious professional misconduct in a hospital, then we can support you and your family as you seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. We have helped countless former clients secure satisfactory verdicts and settlements and we are confident in our ability to help you as well.

Hypothetical Medical Malpractice Examples

Grounds for Malpractice Claims

While most injury claims can yield favorable results with simple evidence that another person, acting in negligence, caused your injury, medical malpractice claims require much more. To build a successful case, a plaintiff must prove that a medical professional violated their trust by providing substandard care. Expert testimony is just one type of evidence that must accompany a medical malpractice claim.

Elements Required for a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim:

  1. Doctor-Patient Relationship: The patient must have established a doctor-patient relationship with the healthcare provider accused of negligence.
  2. Breach of Standard of Care: The healthcare provider must have breached the standard of care expected in their field. This means their actions or inactions deviated from what a reasonably competent provider would do under similar circumstances.
  3. Injury or Harm: The patient must have suffered an injury or harm directly resulting from the healthcare provider’s breach of the standard of care.
  4. Causation: There must be a direct link between the healthcare provider’s negligence and the patient’s injury or harm. The negligence must be a substantial factor in causing the harm.
  5. Damages: The patient must have incurred measurable damages as a result of the injury or harm. These damages can include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.
  6. Statute of Limitations: The claim must be filed within the statute of limitations period set by the state, which dictates the time frame within which a lawsuit must be initiated after the alleged malpractice occurred or was discovered.

If you are able to meet these criteria, you will be in a good position to see your claim to a successful conclusion. Strong evidence goes a long way against top-level attorneys, conflicting expert opinions, and other common obstacles. It’s also extremely important to start your case as soon as possible after discovering the injury so you don’t miss the legal deadline for your case. The longer you wait, the more difficult your case may be.

Dan and Dianne were extremely helpful throughout the whole process, as a 22year old who had never dealt with anything in the legal realm, they were super patient and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them.
Chase Leslie
Chase Leslie
I had a pleasant experience with Dan Gerash, Dianne, and the rest of the team at Gerash Steiner Blanton. Dan was attentive, responsive, friendly, clearly fought for me, and was very honest with realistic expectations but also was strong in his conviction to defend me. They walked me through each step of the way and was always there to speak with in case I had a question or a concern. I would recommend him and team, do not hesitate to call them if you need their services!
Derrick Powers
Derrick Powers
One of the best experiences I could have had during one of the toughest times of my life. In 2019 I had received a DUI and without the help of Dan Gerash, i don't believe i would have gotten through it. From start to finish he was professional, friendly, and the communication was top notch. Any questions i had Dan and his assistant Dianne were there with an answer. If they didn't have the answer right away they always knew who to contact and got back to me in a timely manner. Even after my sentencing, Dan was there to assist me with DMV/license questions. I found myself asking Dan and Dianne more questions then I would ask my Probation Officer. They just were so easy to communicate with. Two years after my sentencing when i had my final court appearance to come off probation, Dan was right there to assist me. He goes the extra mile for his clients. I high recommend him for any legal troubles you may have.
Kurt Pedersen
Kurt Pedersen
My attorney was Dan Gerash and he was awesome to work with. His team explained everything to me long the way and I felt at ease during the process. My case was out of state and he fought for me in such a way that I could continue life, from home, uninterrupted through till the end of the case. Highly recommended
Atria Warren
Atria Warren
Dan was amazing He’s understanding and caring would definitely recommend.
Cindy Montez
Cindy Montez
Excellent team, knowledgeable and dedicated. I definitely would recommend them. Dan is open, honest and was readily available.
Vance Kelso
Vance Kelso
Dan worked with the DA and my life is back on track again. What was just a stupid mistake could've really been devastating but he worked hard for me and I'm grateful for the new opportunity I have.
Brian LaRose
Brian LaRose
Dan is an excellent attorney. He helped us navigate a complex legal system with compassion and integrity. I highly recommend him and his team.
Deanna Hunt
Deanna Hunt
Dan and Dianne were great. My case was in Summit County, Colorado and I live in Houston, TX. They took care of everything and kept me up to date constantly. I could reach them at anytime and both were always available to take my phone calls. I’m glad they were able to take care of everything without me having to fly out there.
M. J.
M. J.
Amazing representation from an outstanding law firm. Dan took the time to get to know me on a personal level and was able to help me obtain a fair deal in settling my case. Dianne is his administration representative and keeps everything in proper order and works with you every step of the process. Made a bad situation as bearable as it could be. Very thankful I found Gerash Steiner. Craig Neal
Craig Neal
Craig Neal

Our Related Practice Areas 

If you suspect that you are the victim of medical negligence, you might need a medical malpractice lawyer to determine whether or not you have a viable case. Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., enjoys broad experience successfully representing medical errors claimants in a variety of practice areas, including the following types of medical malpractice claims.

Birth Injuries

Common birth injuries include (but are not limited to):

  • Cerebral palsy;
  • Erb’s palsy;
  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Vacuum extraction injuries;
  • Forceps delivery injuries;
  • Breech birth injuries; and
  • Cesarean delivery injuries.

Birth defects, by contrast, are typically not the doctor’s fault. Sometimes, however, birth defects are the result of negligent prenatal care. 

Hospital Negligence

Doctors are not the only people who can commit medical malpractice. You can also sue a hospital, hospital administrators, nurses, and other medical professionals. For example, hospital negligence might include the failure to properly monitor a patient or unsanitary conditions. An injury lawyer might be able to uncover regulatory violations that would strengthen a medical malpractice claim.

Medication Errors

A medication error can include prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage. It can also include the failure to ask a patient about drug allergies or the failure to monitor the patient for reactions to a medication. Unfortunately, medication errors are frighteningly common.

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors can include:

  • Anesthesiology errors;
  • Scalpel errors;
  • Catheter errors;
  • Surgery on the wrong site (removing the wrong kidney, for example);
  • Operating on the wrong patient;
  • Leaving a medical instrument inside the patient’s body; and
  • Post-surgical errors.

Remember that not every surgical error rises to the level of medical malpractice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does an undesirable medical result automatically amount to medical malpractice?

No. Doctors, being human, are not required to be error-free. But doctors must meet a minimum standard of care when treating their patients. The standard of care for doctors and other medical professionals is much higher than the standard of care that would apply to a layman rendering first aid at the scene of an accident. A skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you tell the difference between allowable human error and medical negligence.

How do you prove negligence in a medical malpractice case?

You will probably need at least one expert medical witness. Expert medical witnesses are often doctors or former doctors, and many of them earn 100% of their income serving as witnesses in court cases. Although the lawyer for the opposing party will likely emphasize the fact that the witness is paid, paying an expert medical witness is routine. In fact, the defense is likely to call a paid medical witness as well.

How do you claim medical malpractice if the patient dies from a medical error?

Colorado allows certain close relatives to file a wrongful death lawsuit, beginning with the surviving spouse (if any). Compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can be substantial and can include damages for the survivors’ emotional distress.

What is Colorado’s “certificate of review” in a medical malpractice case?

A certificate of review is a document in which a qualified medical expert states that your medical malpractice claim is at least plausible, based on an examination of the facts and evidence surrounding your case. You or your lawyer must submit this document before the court will hold a trial.

High-Caliber Representation in Denver

Understanding whether or not you have a medical malpractice case can be complicated. Gerash Steiner & Blanton & Blanton, P.C. is experienced in these types of cases and can help you understand your situation from a legal standpoint to become informed of your rights, as well as a medical standpoint to help you become aware of your treatment needs. Our lawyers have close to four decades of combined experience in helping victims of true medical malpractice.

We have obtained a number of accolades within the legal community, including an AV® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®. Our commitment to the best interests of the individuals we represent is the defining aspect of our practice. We strive to offer acute, dedicated advocacy focused on obtaining the best possible result for each client’s case.

Obtain Your Free Legal Consultation From Our Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

At our firm, we offer free initial consultations to all injury victims. There is no reason to put off obtaining the legal counsel and representation you need. Demand justice by calling our Denver medical malpractice attorney immediately.

Call Gerash Steiner & Blanton & Blanton, P.C. to set up your first appointment with a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney.