Accused of Medical Malpractice?
If you are a medical professional who is facing a legal threat—whether you are a surgeon, physician, nurse, anesthesiologist or other professional—it is a matter of great concern. When a medical professional is accused of medical malpractice, it means he or she is accused of failing to follow the standards and safety measures of the profession, which could result in harm of patients. In medical malpractice cases, the burden of proof generally falls on the plaintiff. The plaintiff must show that the medical professional had a duty to care for the patient, that professional did not follow the standards of his or her profession, that the patient suffered from some compensable injury, and that the patient's injury was actually caused by the professional's actions. Insurance coverage is not enough, as your reputation in the field can be permanently damaged by an aggressive attorney who hopes to achieve a large settlement.
Those who have chosen to work in the medical field face huge challenges on a daily basis, and their care and concern for their patients extend far beyond what most people can truly comprehend. After years of education and ongoing service to the community, a legal threat can be a dismaying and depressing situation. It is vital that immediate action is taken to protect your rights and your reputation. Chicago medical malpractice attorney R. Tamara de Silva is recognized as an accomplished litigator who provides the quality work needed in these difficult cases.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Ms. de Silva is often called upon by other law firms and insurance companies to defend against a variety of medical malpractice cases, from surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose and other types of serious legal threats. A medical professional might be determined to have performed medical malpractice if the plaintiff can show that the professional acted negligently, failed to properly inform the patient of important medical information or failed to deliver on promised results, among other possible scenarios. If a medical professional is found guilty of medical malpractice, he or she might be forced to pay damages to the plaintiff to cover losses such as medical expenses, loss of income, physical or mental suffering, and more.
These cases can permanently damage a professional career if not addressed skillfully and without delay. With the right attorney, a defendant might be able to show that he or she acted appropriately and did not deviate from professional standards, that another party was responsible for the harm caused to the patient, or that the harm was even caused by a pre-existing condition of the patient. With so much at risk, medical professionals should not hesitate to turn to legal professionals for assistance when dealing with these types of cases.
How Attorney R. Tamara de Silva Can Help
The quality of a defense attorney can be one of the most significant factors with regard to the final outcome in medical malpractice cases. Ms. de Silva is a fighter, and ready to do battle with even the most aggressive opposing counsel. Having served as a trial lawyer in a variety of complex cases and having won several "unwinnable" cases, you can have confidence that the medical malpractice defense provided by Ms. de Silva will of high quality and that every possible advantage will be sought for the client. Those who are dealing with cases of medical malpractice are advised to contact the Law Offices of R. Tamara de Silva in Chicago as early as possible so that no time is wasted in building a strong defense. When criminal charges are also involved, she is well qualified to handle the case both in civil and criminal courts.