Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Wilmington, DE
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP has decades of experience helping victims of medical malpractice and medical mistakes in Wilmington and throughout the state of Delaware. Our medical malpractice lawyers will fight to hold doctors, medical staff and facilities liable for their negligent actions.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Protecting Your Legal Rights
Medical errors can lead to severe complications and even death. We aren’t afraid to advocate on your behalf to get the best outcome possible. When you have been harmed by a medical provider or facility’s mistakes, your life may be in jeopardy. Don’t wait until your condition worsens. Don’t let someone else suffer from the same mistake.
Nurses On Staff To Review Your Medical Care
Our law firm has a full-time nurse paralegal on staff to help us evaluate your case. We will review your medical records and obtain a qualified expert to check the file to help us properly determine:
- Who can be held liable
- How the mistakes harmed your condition
- How much compensation to seek in your case
Commonly Asked Questions Seen By Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
You likely have a lot of questions if you believe that you experienced medical malpractice. Here, we have taken the time to answer some of the queries that we hear most frequently.
What are the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Delaware?
Delaware has a two-year statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years of your medical negligence incident if you want to recover compensation. If you miss the deadline, you miss your chance to seek damages.
What factors are needed for a medical malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice does not necessarily mean a negative outcome. You must prove several criteria for an actionable claim. You must show that:
- You had a doctor-patient relationship with the physician.
- The physician breached their duty by deviating from the standard of care.
- As a result, you suffered an injury.
- Your injury has compensable damages.
If you can demonstrate these factors, you might have an actionable legal claim for medical negligence.
How do insurance companies determine claim amounts for medical malpractice?
It is not easy to estimate the damages of a medical malpractice claim. Insurance companies evaluate several factors, including:
- Hospital bills
- Current and future prescription medications
- Future rehabilitative therapy
- Future doctor appointments
- Loss of past wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Cost of disability accommodations
Be aware that many insurance companies deliberately underestimate your damages so they do not have to lose money paying you. You should have your own attorney on your side who can provide an accurate estimate.
Are medical malpractice settlements public record?
No; settlement amounts remain private between you and the insurance company or other party. If you go to trial and the judge or jury issues an award, this amount becomes public information.
When should I talk to a medical malpractice attorney?
The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the better. Medical malpractice claims are very complex and it takes a lot of time to gather records, interview healthcare providers, consult expert witnesses and negotiate with the insurance provider. Many injuries and illnesses do not appear until months after the incident, so you should still speak with an attorney if you have only experienced negative results recently.
These answers are probably only a few that you need. We can answer even more of your questions when you speak with one of our team members.
Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today
Medical malpractice cases require extensive knowledge and skill. You can trust our law firm to protect your rights and handle your case the right way. Call us at 302-298-0370, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We only get paid if we win your case.