Indianapolis medical malpractice lawyers
People trust their physicians and other medical providers to give proper care. It is expected that substantial medical training, full credentialing, and years of experience lead to accurate diagnoses and treatment. Doctors, dentists, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and other caregivers have a responsibility to provide care that meets the standards set by the medical profession. Most of the time, they do. But mistakes occur and people are injured or die from the treatment they receive.
Malpractice or unfortunate circumstances?
The medical education and practical experience that Cynthia Marcus has acquired as a registered nurse in critical care, surgery, and rehabilitation units gives her unique insight into medical malpractice claims. She understands the standards that the medical profession has established for care. She recognizes when those standards have clearly not been met. Equally important, she can advise clients when they have suffered from unfortunate circumstances that will not result in a strong medical malpractice suit.
This sets her apart from many other medical malpractice attorneys.
The Medical Review Panel
Indiana medical malpractice lawsuits are under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act. Medical malpractice claims are evaluated by a medical review panel before any claim can be made in court. The process can become complicated, so it is especially important to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Steps include—
- A proposed medical malpractice complaint is filed with the state insurance department.
- A medical review panel is then formed.
- The panel reviews submissions and delivers an opinion as to whether the evidence supports the plaintiff's complaint.
- The medical review panel gives an opinion, but this does not decide the case.
- It is only after the medical review panel has reached its opinion that you have the right to file a lawsuit.
Cynthia Marcus has substantial experience working with her clients through the entire medical review panel process, negotiating with the Indiana Department of Insurance Patient Compensation Fund, at trial, and with appeals.
The Marcus Law Firm, LLC is based in Fishers and serves the communities of Indianapolis, Carmel, and Noblesville, Indiana.