Pueblo Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Around 2018, the state of Colorado reported its highest number of medical malpractice claims. Since then, claims for medical errors have been on a steady decline. Whether that is actually a result of fewer injuries or a result of more barriers for medical malpractice claimants is debatable.
If your healthcare provider has been negligent in providing you with the care that you need, contact our team of Pueblo medical malpractice lawyers at Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C. today. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience, and we are proud to have Eric Steiner—who is both a medical doctor and lawyer—as part of our team. Dr. Steiner has over 17 years of experience as a cardiac anesthesiologist and over 20 years of hands-on legal experience. His in-depth medical knowledge gives our medical malpractice clients a distinct advantage over clients of other firms. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
Doctors and healthcare providers are one of our first lines of defense against illnesses. Googling the possible underlying cause of your ailments can only help so much. So it is understandable that most people place their trust in their doctors to provide adequate healthcare given their knowledge and expertise. However, in some cases, those same doctors can provide care that causes further injury.
How Can I Prove that My Doctor Was Negligent?
In the state of Colorado, a negligence claim as a result of medical error is based on:
- Whether your doctor or other healthcare provider owed you a legal duty of care as a client;
- Whether your healthcare provider breached that legal duty of care;
- Whether there was an injury to you as a client; and
- Whether your healthcare provider’s conduct is directly related to the injuries that you suffered as a result of their breach of legal duty.
Proving these elements will be essential to establishing your claim and obtaining compensation for your injuries..
Can Gerash Steiner & Blanton Handle My Claim?
The Pueblo medical malpractice lawyers at Gerash Steiner & Blanton are here to assist you with your medical malpractice lawsuit. The term “medical malpractice” covers a wide range of injuries that you could have suffered while under the care of a negligent healthcare provider. Our medical malpractice lawyers can assist you if:
- You have received a misdiagnosis from your doctor, which led to further injury;
- You have been injured by your doctor during the course of regular treatment;
- Treatment from your doctor exacerbated an existing ailment; or
- Your doctor prescribed improper medication, which led to an injury.
Although your specific cause of injury or instance of medical negligence may not have been listed, reach out to our firm so we can determine how we can best assist you.
Do I Have a Claim for Medical Malpractice?
Whether you have a medical malpractice claim depends on whether your claim satisfies all the elements of a malpractice claim and whether the statute of limitations has run. In Colorado, the statute of limitations is two years after the cause of action accrues. This means that if you were injured by your doctor, or otherwise received negligent healthcare, your time to bring a medical malpractice claim begins to run from the moment of the incident.
Will I Be Able to Recover for My Medical Malpractice Claim?
Whether you are able to recover compensation for your medical malpractice claim mainly depends on the severity of your injuries. Catastrophic or other severe life-altering injuries will generally lead to more compensation. Additionally, your healthcare provider’s conduct and the conduct of any third party that can be traced to your injury will be other important factors to consider.
There are three types of damages that can be recovered for your claim in Colorado:
- General damages,
- Special damages, and
- Punitive damages
Remember that Colorado places a cap on your total damages for medical malpractice— they cannot exceed $1,000,000, including damages for pain and suffering. Although Colorado recently increased its caps on damages for various other claims in 2020, the cap on damages for medical malpractice remains the same.
Regardless of the circumstances, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can assist you in seeking all three forms of recoverable damages. Our team of Pueblo medical malpractice attorneys is ready to help you on your journey to obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Will I Be Able to Settle My Claim?
We understand that each client is different. Some may desire a quicker resolution to their case.
Dealing with the mental toll that comes with your once-trusted doctor’s medical negligence is enough to rattle the most secure mind. This may mean that you opt to settle your medical malpractice lawsuit outside of court. We can assist with that too. Settling outside of court does not necessarily mean that you will have to take less than you expected. However, it does mean that you will need a creative mind that will advocate on your behalf.
Our Firm Has Experience in the Legal and Medical Fields
Attorney Eric Steiner has been practicing medicine in the Denver metro area for about 20 years. With this unique perspective, Eric has been able to provide a crucial eye into the medical field with our clients. Additionally, attorney Daniel Gerash has received countless accolades for his work in the field, including being named on U.S. News’ list of “Best Lawyers in America” for over 10 years in a row. Attorney Michael W. Blanton alone has secured over $40,000,000 for his clients during the course of his 20+ year career. Our firm is backed by decades of legal experience, knowledge, and success. Bringing a medical malpractice claim is no easy task, and no one should go at it without the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer. You deserve a medical malpractice lawyer that will fight for you. If you have been injured by your doctor or another healthcare provider, reach out to a medical neglect attorney at Gerash Steiner & Blanton to handle your medical malpractice claim. Contact us for your free case consultation.
Our experienced legal team handles other types of cases as well, including: