Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Guiding Victims on the Path to Recovery
Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Indiana?
Why Choose the Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Langer & Langer
We have provided legal representation to hundreds of medical malpractice victims.
What Is Medical Malpractice in Indiana?
Duty of Care
An established relationship between the medical professional and the patient must have existed when the injury occurred. In most cases, the provider-patient relationship is formed when the patient seeks medical treatment and the doctor provides the treatment.
Breach of Duty
Medical professionals must use reasonable care in treating a patient. They must be careful. When a health care professional fails to do so, he or she is said to have breached the duty of care.
Health care professionals and medical facilities cannot be held liable for all injuries that happen in clinics and hospitals. To be held legally responsible for damages, the medical provider’s negligent act or omission must have been a cause of the patient’s injuries or death.
Some medical errors are annoying and inconvenient. Others, like those that cause serious or permanent injury, can leave victims and their families seriously affected. For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, the patient must have suffered significant harm that resulted in economic damages, like medical bills or lost wages, or noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, and permanent injury.
Filing a Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice in Indiana
Who May Be Responsible for Medical Malpractice?
Any medical professional who commits an act of negligence and causes harm to a patient may be responsible for injuries caused by medical malpractice. An Indiana medical malpractice attorney at Langer & Langer may be able to help you recover damages from:
- Birthing centers
- Health care clinics
- Lab technicians
- Physical therapists
- Physician’s assistants
- Surgical centers
- Urgent care centers
Where Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
Medical malpractice can occur in any health care setting. Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled cases involving patients who were injured in:
Types of Cases Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Handle
Medical negligence cases can arise under a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common types of cases our medical malpractice lawyers see involve:
Emergency Room Errors
Errors in Communication
Mistakes by Paramedics
Nursing Home Abuse
Mistakes by Paramedics
What Damages Can Be Awarded in Indiana Medical Malpractice Cases?
In Indiana, three types of damages may be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
General damages, also referred to as non-economic damages, are often difficult to quantify. These type of damages are generally a jury question and need not be reduced to a fixed rule or mathematical certainty.
Special damages, commonly known as economic damages, are monetary expenses that are caused by the medical malpractice. They include things such as medical bills, lost wages, medication costs, and the cost of medical equipment. These damages are calculated by reviewing documentation like billing statements and receipts.
Unlike general and special damages, which are meant to compensate the victim for his or her losses, punitive damages focus on punishing the defendant and preventing similar acts or omissions in the future. Punitive damages can only be sought when the medical negligence was outrageous, but in Indiana 75% of punitive damages goes to the state and 25% to the injured person.
What Our Clients Say
“Mr. Mike Langer exceeded all of my expectations. His attention to detailed facts and knowledge of my existing case was extremely impressive to me. His kindness and humbleness is what I was met with during our first meeting. Then, after speaking to Mr. Langer, I left his office with the feeling of relief and happiness in knowing that he cared and that he would help my case. Mr. Mike Langer made himself available immediately to me via email, phone, and text messaging if need be. He is a lawyer that cares about his clients, and he responds to clients concerns or questions in a timely manner.”
~ Sean Castor
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice
Do I need an Indiana medical malpractice attorney to file a claim?
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Is there a cap on medical malpractice damages in Indiana?