Personal Injury and Coronavirus, What You Need to Know
June 10, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping our world, and while there are many unanswered questions on how it evolves there are equally as many questions as to how it will play out in the court system. For instance, individuals who are forced to go to work and become ill as a result of the virus may be entitled to compensation if their employer did not take the necessary steps needed to keep everyone in the workplace safe. Negligence on the part of an employer is almost always grounds for a lawsuit, especially if you or someone else were seriously injured as a result of this reality.
When you are exploring fighting for your rights through a lawsuit...the process can be intimidating and even a little scary. The anxiety can cause you to be uneasy - as one mistake could ruin your chance of success and even tarnish the outcome you are hoping for. Here are some of the biggest reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in your case if you’ve been affected by the coronavirus.
Coronavirus and Personal Injury
While there is still much to be learned about the coronavirus pandemic affecting our world, another aspect that still needs to be determined is how this issue will affect the courts, specifically in the world of personal injury law. For instance, individuals who are forced to go to work and become ill as a result of the virus may be entitled to compensation if their employer did not take the necessary steps needed to keep everyone in the workplace safe. Negligence on the part of an employer is almost always grounds for a lawsuit, especially if you or someone else were seriously injured as a result of this reality.
The coronavirus will make this fact even more apparent, as companies and businesses that do not take the necessary precautions will likely be liable for their actions if employees or customers become ill. This will make it vitally important as an individual to have a clear grasp of your rights and what you should be aware of in the event you become ill. As always, if you notice something that is not right at the workplace, make every attempt to have it fixed internally. But while you do this, document every step in the process in the event that your employer does not take the steps needed to fix the situation.
What About Medical Malpractice?
When a doctor or member of the healthcare industry is negligent to a patient, whether it is intentional or unintentional, it can result in injury or even death. Certain cases of medical malpractice are very clear, while others victims may be unsure. This is where a Denver personal injury attorney can help answer questions to help you with your case or define your case if you are unsure. Below are four things you need to know about medical malpractice.
Errors and Actions:
There are a few different ways a doctor or healthcare professional can be negligent to a patient. Medical errors are common, whether it is in the form of medication or a diagnosis. Other times, it can be when a doctor does not do anything for a patient at all when they should. Medical News Today also noted a BMJ Quality and Safety report that said there are 160,000 deaths each year in the United States due to medical malpractice and over the last 30 years, $38.8 billion was paid out to victims.
When it comes to some of the most common medical malpractice cases, there are a few common ones in addition to medical errors or taking no action for an issue. Issues from a surgery can result in a personal injury in Denver, especially if a tool was left in a patient. Complications with anesthesia are another common malpractice case, whether it is the administration or lack of monitoring during the surgery. Errors in prescribed medication can also lead to a case when patients prescribed a medication that a doctor knows is not a good fit for them or interact with another medication. Last, diagnoses errors can also lead to a malpractice case—whether it was an error or a delayed diagnosis.
Not All Errors are Malpractice
Just because there is an error in a medical situation does not necessarily mean you have a medical malpractice case. One of the primary reasons is an injury not being as severe. This would be the scenario when you should discuss what happened with your attorney. Sometimes patients will over-exaggerate a situation to make a case. Other times, it may depend on a potential payout for the case. Your personal injury attorney can help sort this out.
Mark A. Simon is someone who will fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement for each individual case. He will begin the investigation process immediately, ensuring you receive the best representation possible. When it comes to a personal injury attorney, you shouldn’t sacrifice quality for convenience and opt for the first person you find. Select an attorney who will get you the outcome you desire and the settlement you need. If you are in the Denver metro area and require legal help or assistance, contact him to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.