Dedicated Medical Malpractice Representation
We go to the doctor to get better. We go because we have an illness or injury and we need the doctor to heal us. However, there are times when doctors and others in the health care profession fail to live up to medical standards. When this happens, the patients suffer and sometimes they end up with significant lifelong injuries or illnesses. Sometimes diseases like cancer are made worse because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose.
When medical malpractice causes injuries or illnesses, you need to work with a lawyer who will fight for you, someone with the experience and dedication to get you the compensation you need. At DJ Chapman Law, P.C., we bring more than 20 years of legal experience to every medical malpractice claim we handle. Mr. Chapman brings a unique knowledge, experience and understanding of the ethical aspects of these claims. He understands the scientific nuances and requirements of the medical profession. From our home office in Fargo, we take cases throughout North Dakota.
The Medical Malpractice Claims Process
The process of filing and prevailing in a medical malpractice claim can be simpler than you think:
- File a claim: The first thing you should do is talk with an experienced attorney. We can discuss your situation, determine whether you have a viable claim and, if so, get your lawsuit started. It is critical to contact us right away, as the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims is generally two years.
- Obtain expert testimony: A critical piece of a medical malpractice claim in North Dakota is obtaining an affidavit from someone who would qualify as an expert in the field, stating that they support the claim. We have relationships with a number of reputable experts who can provide this expert testimony for valid claims.
- Settlement or trial: Once the claim is filed and supported by expert testimony, there is a good chance of settling your claim out of court. We have resolved many medical malpractice claims like this, because neither party wants the cost and stress of a courtroom battle if it can be avoided. Our legal team knows how to make sure a settlement offer is fair and adequate before accepting it. If we can do better at trial, we will.
At DJ Chapman Law, P.C., we have been through this process many times, and we can walk you through every step of your case.