North Carolina Medical Malpractice

Ballantyne Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice Cases in Union County, Mecklenburg County, and Gaston County

Our medical malpractice law firm regularly represents individuals who have suffered extensive injuries or have lost a family member due to acts of negligence by a hospital, physician, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other healthcare provider. 

Medical Malpractice Claim? You Need the Right Lawyer.

Many personal injury attorneys do not provide counsel in medical malpractice cases as these are among the most complex and difficult to litigate. At Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, we have a breadth of experience litigating challenging medical malpractice claims and lawsuits and we have achieved many remarkable victories for the people we represent. Our founder, Thomas Bumgardner, has the honor of being listed as a National Trial Lawyers Top 100. 

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Accept

Medical error can result in serious injury or loss of life. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice cases include:

  • Birth injury
  • Surgical error
  • Cardiovascular surgery injury
  • Brain injury
  • Hospital injury
  • Infection
  • Medication error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Hospital-borne infection
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Defective medical device

Contact us at (704) 870-4779 to request a free consultation.

Who Is Liable?

When injury or illness result from medical malpractice, it can be difficult to get a proper explanation of how or why your loved one suffered complications, permanent damage, or died while under medical care. At Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, we understand your frustrations and we are here to provide the legal support you need to move forward. Several individuals and entities may be liable in a medical malpractice claim, including but not limited to:

  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Nurse
  • Anesthesiologist
  • General practitioner
  • ER doctor
  • OB/GYN
  • Cardiologist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Pharmacist
  • Eye surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Dentist
  • Hospital
  • Medical clinic

Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in North Carolina

Did you know that there is a time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim in North Carolina? This is called the statute of limitations and it varies depending on the circumstances of your case. It is important to understand and adhere to this deadline, as missing it could result in losing your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Here are some important things to know about the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in North Carolina:

  • The standard deadline is three years from the date of the injury.
  • If a child under the age of 18 suffered injury due to malpractice, the deadline is one year after they reach the age of majority.
  • If the malpractice involves a foreign object left inside the body, the deadline is extended to one year from the date of discovery.
  • In cases of fraud, concealment, or misrepresentation, the deadline is extended to one year from the date of discovery.

There are even more circumstances that could extend or even shorten your deadline to file a case. At Law Office of Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys are well-versed in North Carolina's statute of limitations and can help ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate timeframe. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.

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Call Our Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Free Consultation

As reported by Johns Hopkins Medicine, a study reveals that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 250,000 deaths resulting from medical error every year. While we understand that medical professionals have a very difficult job, if someone under their care suffers serious or catastrophic injuries or dies, the parties involved must be held accountable. 

Serious injury or death can result from medical negligence. You have rights. If a medical professional fails to deliver the “accepted standard of care,” a lawsuit can be filed to pursue justice and full compensation. The accepted standard of care refers to the type of care that a reasonably competent healthcare professional would have provided under similar circumstances. The law provides a means of obtaining compensation so you can move on with your life and focus on your health, your family, and your future.

If you have lost a loved one or have suffered serious or life-threatening complications due to a medical error or lack of proper care, it is critical that you seek legal counsel immediately. These cases are typically very challenging, in large part because members of the medical community may be hesitant to provide testimony against their colleagues. Thankfully, at Law Office Thomas D. Bumgardner, PLLC, we have access to respected medical experts to assist in our medical malpractice cases.

Contact our Ballantyne medical malpractice lawyer at (704) 870-4779 for a free consultation.

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