Asheville Medical Malpractice Attorneys Protect Patients from Doctors’ Mistakes
Holding North Carolina healthcare professionals responsible for their actions
Healthcare professionals have a massive responsibility to their patients. They hold lives in their hands every day and have a duty to provide patients with adequate care. Tragic and unexpected results are not necessarily caused by medical malpractice. Sometimes, typically effective remedies do not help and other times a patient suffers injury even though the medical professional upheld the duty of care.
Hensley Cloninger, P.C. has helped Asheville patients for 29 years. Our attorneys have the compassion to hear your story and the experience to determine whether you have a case. Our in-house nurse consultant, Karen Dickerson, helps evaluate the medical aspects of your case.
Recover for your injuries caused by a medical mistake
Our lawyers bring cases against a range of healthcare professionals — such as doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, hospitals and other healthcare facilities — located throughout North Carolina and the Southeastern United States.
We are prepared to handle the full range of medical negligence, including:
- Birthing error and obstetrical negligence: You and your family deserve compensation when your otherwise healthy baby suffers cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain damage or other birth injuries.
- Misdiagnosis: We help you collect damages if your medical condition worsened because of misdiagnosis and delayed treatments.
- Medication error: Your doctor, nurse or pharmaceutical company may be responsible for the administration of the wrong drug dosage or type, failure to adequately screen you for risks, lack of warning about adverse side effects and other medication errors.
- Surgical error: The hospital and surgeons should be held accountable for such careless surgical errors as leaving a foreign object inside your body, administering too little or too much anesthesia or delaying life-saving treatment when you arrive at the emergency room.
Filing a medical malpractice claim in North Carolina courts
North Carolina laws impose strict statutes of limitations on personal injury actions. You must file your claim for medical malpractice within three years from the negligent incident or two years from the date you discover your injury. However, if a surgeon left a foreign object in your body, you have until 10 years from the date the problem occurred and one year from discovering it.
Do not waive your right to recover damages for your doctor’s mistake. At your free initial consultation, our attorneys thoroughly explain how to file a complaint against your doctor and other healthcare providers, and we candidly advise you on potential outcomes of your claim.
Get help making a financial recovery for your injuries resulting from medical malpractice
Hold your healthcare provider accountable for medical mistakes. Call Hensley Cloninger, P.C. at 828-348-0092 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our Asheville firm. We handle all injury cases on contingency. Learn more at your free consultation.