Des Moines Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The negligence or carelessness of medical professionals results in injury or death to thousands of patients in the United States each year. Many victims of medical malpractice are left with permanent impairments or may even die due to malpractice-related complications.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines medical malpractice attorneys work diligently to represent victims of medical mistakes. If you or a loved one has been injured or made ill by the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional, contact our firm at (515) 225-2600 for a consultation on your rights.
Handling Medical Malpractice Cases in Des Moines, Iowa
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, a Des Moines medical malpractice lawyer at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help. Victims of medical negligence or error may be entitled to just compensation from the party at fault. An attorney at our Des Moines law firm can investigate the circumstances of your case and determine if you have a legal claim to compensation. Contact us for more information on:
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one believes you have suffered an injury because of medical malpractice, you can trust an attorney at our firm to fight for your rights and provide exceptional legal counsel. Our Des Moines medical malpractice attorneys have a history of successfully resolving medical malpractice cases, some of which have been extensively covered by the media.
Because of his trial experience and continuing legal education in medical malpractice cases, George A. LaMarca is board-certified in medical malpractice litigation by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA). APBLA was formed in 1972 to bring together lawyers throughout the United States who both prosecute and defend negligence claims against professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and accountants. George A. LaMarca has been certified in medical malpractice litigation by the ABPLA for over 15 years.
George A. LaMarca is also a member of the American College of Legal Medicine. The American College of Legal Medicine, founded in 1960, is a professional education network for professionals in the legal and medical field. Members of the college include physicians, attorneys and scientists who serve in various health care and legal professions. The members of this prestigious organization achieve an interdisciplinary cooperation and understanding, enabling them to provide more effective medical and legal services.
Contact a Des Moines, Iowa Medical Malpractice Attorney
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. aggressively represents victims of medical malpractice in and around the Des Moines area. If you have been affected by a medical error, contact our Des Moines medical malpractice lawyers at (515) 225-2600 for a consultation about your case.
Medical Malpractice FAQs
How do I know if I’ve been a victim of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs whenever a healthcare professional acts in way that does not meet the standards expected of someone in their position, and their patient is harmed as result. In order to prove that medical malpractice has occurred, you must be able to prove three things. First, there must be a doctor-patient relationship between you and the person you suspect of malpractice. Next, you must be able to prove that this individual acted in a reckless or negligent manner, regarding your health care. Lastly, you must prove that these actions caused your injury or other harm. It is important to note that a negative outcome in a medical procedure does not necessarily mean malpractice has occurred, since even the most trained, qualified, and careful doctors can experience unexpected complications. If you are unsure whether or not you have been affected by medical malpractice, contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Can a lack of informed consent be considered medical malpractice?
“Informed consent” refers to a doctor’s requirement to provide their patient with a description of the planned procedure or treatment, the purpose, the possible risks, and the likelihood of success. The patient must then be given time to ask questions and make a voluntary decision to move forward with the procedure or not. Informed consent is not necessary in emergency scenarios or for routine procedures, like checking a patient’s heart rate. You may have a malpractice case on your hands, however, if your doctor did not meet “informed consent” requirements and you were injured as a result. In order to make a case for malpractice, you must be able to prove that there is a connection between your lack of informed consent and your resulting injuries or illness.
What are the recoverable damages in a medical malpractice case?
Recoverable damages will vary from case to case. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, you may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, including the procedure in which the malpractice occurred, any further procedures or treatments needed, and any future physical therapy or doctor checkups. You may also be in a position to receive compensation for lost wages, if your injuries forced you to take time off of work. Emotional pain and suffering may also be calculated into your compensation. In the event that the medical professional in question acted in a particularly reckless manner, you may also be able to recover punitive damages.