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Medical Malpractice in Wyoming

If you've been injured as a result of a Wyoming doctor's mistake, misdiagnosis or failure to treat you in a timely manner, you may have cause for a medical malpractice lawsuit. If successful, you can collect money to pay for your injuries, pain and suffering. Talk to a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to get an assessment of your claim and learn more about your rights under the law.

Fundamentals of Wyoming Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractice law is a specialized—and often misunderstood—type of personal injury law. Not every medical error will necessarily entitle you to recover money. To be successful, your med mal attorney must convince a judge or jury that your healthcare provider's treatment deviated from the "standard of care" or "standard of good medical practice."

According to the American Bar Association:

"A jury will consider testimony by experts—usually other doctors, who will testify whether they believe your physician's actions followed standard medical practice or fell below the accepted standard of care. In deciding whether your heart surgeon was negligent, for example, a jury will be told to rely on expert testimony to determine what a competent heart surgeon would have done under the same or similar circumstances. A specialist, like a heart surgeon, is held to a higher standard of care—that of a specialist—than would be expected of a nonspecialist."

Under Wyoming law, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, healthcare worker, hospital or medical practice responsible for your injuries. In certain instances, you may have additional time to file a legal claim.

Find & Hire Local Wyoming Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at the hands of a medical professional, you should hire a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Need help locating an attorney in your area? You've come to the right website. Attorneys.com offers a legal referral service that can quickly connect you with local med mal lawyers, whether you live in Casper, Cheyenne or elsewhere in Wyoming. Complete the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222 to get connected with a lawyer today.

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