North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claims
At Melrose Law in western North Carolina, Attorney Mark Melrose is dedicated to the successful litigation of medical malpractice claims. He is aggresive and diligent in his approach to personal injury cases. It is important to have hard-hitting and trusted legal representation during the litigation of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, contact our North Carolina medical malpractice law firm today.

Our offices in Sylva and Waynesville North Carolina cover Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate Law throughout western North Carolina including Franklin, Murphy, Bryson City, Asheville, Hayesville and Hendersonville.

What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to treat a patient in a safe, timely, or otherwise adequate manner. In North Carolina, medical malpractice claims can be filed for a variety of reasons, such as:

  1. Failure to diagnose a patient correctly
  2. Failure to treat a patient in a timely manner
  3. Use of the wrong medication when treating a patient
  4. Errors involving anesthesia
  5. Failure to remove a surgical tool from a patient's body after surgery

If you are a resident of North Carolina and think you may have a medical malpractice claim, contact Attorney Mark Melrose, former senior partner at Melrose Seago & Lay, at Melrose Law today. Our offices in Sylva and Waynesville North Carolina cover Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate Law throughout western North Carolina including Franklin, Murphy, Bryson City, Asheville, Hayesville and Hendersonville.

What is misdiagnosis?
Misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional incorrectly or ineffectively diagnoses a patient. This can result in a number of surgical complications as well as medication errors. Contact our Medical Malpractice Lawyer Mark Melrose for more information about misdiagnosis and to see if you have a case.

What are some common types of surgical errors?
Surgical errors are frighteningly common. They can range from minor to life-threatening and can even result in the wrongful death of a patient. The following are some common types of surgical errors:

  1. Surgical foreign body - a surgical tool or aid left inside a patient
  2. Medical misdiagnosis
  3. Errors in the administration of anesthesia or medication
  4. The wrong surgery, or surgery other than what was determined to be medically appropriate
  5. Unnecessary surgery

If you live in North Carolina and want to discuss possible medical malpractice claims, contact Melrose Law today. Our offices in Sylva and Waynesville North Carolina cover Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate Law throughout western North Carolina including Franklin, Murphy, Bryson City, Asheville, Hayesville and Hendersonville.

If I signed a consent form, can I still file a medical malpractice claim?
In general, if you signed a consent form, it is still possible to file a medical malpractice claim. The consent form may not have contained all of the relevant information pertaining to your treatment. Signing a consent form for medical treatment does not warrant inadequate treatment on the part of a medical professional. However, it is important to file a medical malpractice claim in a timely manner. Contact our office for more detailed information about your case.

What is the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case?
In North Carolina, medical malpractice claims must be filed within a certain period of time. Generally, victims of medical malpractice have two years from either the date of omission or the date of discovery of omission (up to a maximum of four years) to file a claim. In cases in which a foreign object was left inside the patient during surgery, medical malpractice claims can be filed within one year of the date of discovery, provided that the date of discovery is within 10 years of the initial surgery.

To speak in more detail about your case, contact Medical Malpractice Attorney Mark Melrose, former senior partner at Melrose, Seago & Lay. Our offices in Sylva and Waynesville North Carolina cover Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate Law throughout western North Carolina including Franklin, Murphy, Bryson City, Asheville, Hayesville and Hendersonville.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a health care professional, contact our North Carolina medical malpractice law firm today. Attorney Mark Melrose is familiar with all types of medical malpractice claims and can help you obtain the monetary compensation you deserve. Our offices in Sylva and Waynesville North Carolina cover Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate Law throughout western North Carolina including Franklin, Murphy, Bryson City, Asheville, Hayesville and Hendersonville.

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