Southwest Iowa Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When medical professionals are negligent in their duties or provide careless treatment, the results are devastating. Patients who are victims of medical malpractice can suffer prolonged recovery periods, permanent impairments, and potentially life-threatening complications. When surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are negligent in their duties, a medical malpractice attorney in Council Bluffs can pursue your compensation claim.
When you are ready for more information about medical malpractice claims in Iowa, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with Peters Law Firm.
Council Bluffs Depends on Us to Pursue Medical Malpractice Claims
When you need a medical malpractice attorney, you want to retain an attorney who understands how to use the law to protect your interests. At Peters Law Firm, our caring and knowledgeable staff can guide you through every step of the process. We work hard to ensure that you recover just compensation for your medical malpractice claim.
We Help You Recover Fair Compensation for Injuries
Medical malpractice claims often involve serious, long-term injuries. These injuries can significantly impact your life, lifestyle, and ability to earn future income. We work closely with clients to correctly calculate the injury's complete impact and the long-term costs of care, treatment, and lost income. At Peters Law Firm, our attorneys and staff members are skilled at forecasting the financial impact of medical malpractice and will pursue claims that will cover these expenses so that you're not left paying for them out of your own pocket.
Who Can File Medical Malpractice in Council Bluffs?
Iowa Code section 614.1 governs the filing and pursuit of medical malpractice claims in Iowa. Individuals must file their claim within two years from the date the individual knew or should have known that medical malpractice occurred. Because the legal process takes time to conclude, it is advisable to file your claim as soon as possible. This reduces the amount of time it will take to recover compensation. More importantly, it makes it easier to gather and compile evidence that supports the claim.
What Are the Advantages of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Iowa?
Medical malpractice can cause significant injuries that can impact your quality of life, your ability to earn income, and potentially shorten your life span. Pursuing medical malpractice claims isn't about punishing the other party; it's about ensuring:
- Funds are available for long-term care, adaptive living aids, and future medical treatment.
- Funds are available to replace lost wages and earning capacity.
- Funds are available to cover college expenses for children, retirement, and other expenses.
What to Expect from a Medical Malpractice Claim
Medical malpractice claims are complicated and often involve multiple parties. It can take months and sometimes years to receive a settlement offer or judgment from the court. Because each claim is different, our attorneys will thoroughly assess your case and tell you what steps you can expect and how we forecast the case proceeding.
How Much Does It Cost to Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Peters Law Firm accepts medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we get paid after you get paid. When you recover compensation, we collect funds for court filing fees, administrative fees, and other attorney fees.
Let Us Help
Peters Law Firm assists individuals and surviving family members in Southwest Iowa. Since 1895, our firm has established our reputation as Council Bluffs' superior medical malpractice team.
Contact Peters Law Firm to begin the process of pursuing a medical malpractice claim in Carter Lake, IA; Lincoln, NE; Maryville, MO; and surrounding areas.