Unfortunately, medical malpractice can and does occur all across the United States. Dental or medical malpractice can happen when a medical professional follows a procedure incorrectly, prescribes the incorrect medication, or recommends an improper course of treatment. Additionally, a surgeon or doctor performing surgery or treatment may do so incorrectly, or make an error when diagnosing your condition. These victims of medical negligence can end up with injury, illness, or may even be fatally harmed. An error on the part of the doctor can have an enormous impact on a patient’s life as well as the lives of their family members.
Medical and dental malpractice is the third-highest cause of death in the USA, according to studies by the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is likely, however, that the number of deaths caused by medical negligence is much higher, since this study only takes into account the cases of malpractice that are reported.
At JD.MD, we can assist lawyers across the state of Iowa that represent victims and families involved in medical malpractice. We can equip you with the resources and expert knowledge that is required to achieve a successful outcome in your dental or medical malpractice case.
Dental & Medical Malpractice in Iowa
Many medical malpractice cases in Des Moines, Iowa and the surrounding communities involve surgical errors, incorrect diagnosis, birth injuries, and many other serious injuries or medical errors. If you are dealing with a suspected case of medical negligence, generally, you must bring any medical malpractice action within two years of its occurrence. This is why it is essential that you have the expert malpractice services of JD.MD to assess your potential case as soon as possible and recommend next steps.
Healthcare in Iowa
With a population of more than 3 million people, Iowa is facing several issues when it comes to healthcare. A severe lack of primary care physicians along with a high rate of infectious disease makes it increasingly likely that instances of medical malpractice will occur. Here are a few statistics about the state of the health care system in Iowa:
- There are only 85.7 physicians per 100,000 residents in the state of Iowa.
- There are only 55.7 dentists per 100,000 residents.
- 26% of adults in the state are physically inactive.
- 8.3% of the population has no private health insurance.
JD.MD Medical Malpractice Services in Iowa
Deciding to pursue a malpractice claim in Iowa can be challenging. As a lawyer, it is important that you first determine whether or not your client has indeed been a victim of medical malpractice. Luckily, JD.MD can assist with this initial determination, as well as offer ongoing support if you do take the case to trial. We offer case evaluations as well as access to expert medical witnesses to strengthen your case and obtain the best possible result for your client.
JD.MD’s medical and dental malpractice services include:
- Expert Case Evaluations
- Medical Expert Witnesses
- Expert Witness Attorney Services
- Specialty Medical or Dental Malpractice Experts
- And Much More!
If you are a lawyer representing a victim of medical malpractice in Iowa, get in touch with JD.MD for expert assistance with your claim. Call us today at 1-800-225-5363.