Great Falls Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When a healthcare professional, such as a physician or surgeon, provides treatment that does not adhere to standards, you may have cause for a civil lawsuit. Suffering harm from complications related to a medical procedure does not necessarily mean there is cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The legal standard for doctors is compared to others practicing the same field of medicine.

The case must establish the doctor deviated from the standard or failed to provide the same quality of care that a reasonable medical professional would. It must also prove that these actions caused you to suffer harm. An experienced Great Falls medical malpractice lawyer can review your case to ensure the evidence needed to prove liability exists and prepare the claim to achieve a fair settlement amount. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney today for help with your case.


Establishing Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases

Four components must be present to prove liability in healthcare provider negligence cases:

  • The provider had a legal duty and responsibility to provide the standard of care to the petitioner
  • The medical professional or entity breached their legal obligations
  • The breach caused someone to suffer injuries and losses
  • The plaintiff sustained provable damages because of the negligence

When a physician agrees to care for a patient, they take on the legal duty to deliver the standard treatment and care as anyone else practicing the same area of medicine. Therefore, the first element of medical malpractice is the most straightforward component to prove. Documentations like medical records or bills show the provider cared for the patient.

Demonstrating a breach and its direct causality are the most challenging pieces. A skilled Great Falls medical malpractice attorney can carefully review the evidence and fight in court to prove fault.


Compensation for Damages in Healthcare Provider Negligence Cases

Recoverable damages in healthcare provider negligence cases include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Mental and emotional trauma and psychological harm
  • Ongoing healthcare treatment, prescriptions, and medical devices
  • The total cost of medical expenses related to the negligent actions
  • Lost salary and benefits, and the estimated earning potential if they cannot work long-term or permanently

When medical negligence causes severe injuries—especially when it causes a permanent disability like paralysis or burn scars—compensation awarded should reflect the extent of the impact. A compassionate medical malpractice injury lawyer in Great Falls can fight for your deserved compensation.


Application For Review of a Medical Malpractice Claim

The Montana civil statute typically requires that an injured person apply for a review of a medical malpractice claim with the Montana Medical Legal Panel.

According to Montana Code Annotated § 27-6-302, the applicant must provide details, including names and addresses of the providers, details about the harmful actions and injuries, and contact information for witnesses. They must also sign a release statement for information regarding medical history and records for the panel to review. After receiving the application, the board will set a hearing date to hear arguments from both sides and review the evidence. After the Panel hearing, the case may be filed in court.

Our firm’s trusted medical malpractice attorney in Great Falls understands the process.


Schedule a Consultation With a Seasoned Great Falls Medical Malpractice Attorney

Nobody goes to the doctor or any other healthcare professional for care and expects to feel worse afterward. You have every right to hold a negligent medical professional financially responsible through legal action.

Recovering damages for the cost of medical care and other losses may be essential to your recovery. A hard-working Great Falls medical malpractice lawyer can review the step-by-step civil process guide and answer your questions during an initial consultation. Call Boland Aarab PLLP today to speak with a member of our team.