When anyone seeks a diagnosis, treatment, or other forms of health care from a doctor or nurse, we should be able to expect that we will not suffer a serious injury as a result of a preventable medical error. However, a relatively recent study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that medical mistakes are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., and more than 250,000 deaths occur every year as a result of medical errors.

Medical malpractice can take many different forms. Forms of medical malpractice may include a physician making an incorrect diagnosis or a pharmacist filling an order for the wrong medication.

Whenever a person suffers a serious injury because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, it is important to learn more about filing a claim by speaking with a Grand Junction medical malpractice lawyer. At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, we know how devastating medical mistakes can be for patients, and we are committed to holding the healthcare provider responsible.


Our Skilled Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The dedicated team of personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group in Grand Junction has more than 70 combined years of experience advocating for our clients. We know how important it is to have an aggressive yet compassionate advocate on your side. We also know how difficult it can be to even think about filing a claim when you are dealing with severe physical and psychological injuries.

Our Grand Junction medical malpractice attorneys will do everything we can to hold your negligent healthcare provider responsible for your injuries and to get you the financial compensation for which are you entitled.


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“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”

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Statute of Limitations for Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Claims

Under Colorado law (Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102.5), a patient who sustains an injury as a result of medical malpractice typically must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the injury. Failure to file a claim within this time period can result in the patient being barred from seeking compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

In some situations, the statute of limitations may be extended up to three years. The extended statute of limitations might apply to your case if you did not immediately know that your healthcare provider made an error, and signs or symptoms of the injury only began to appear months or even years after the initial mistake. Speak with our legal team of medical malpractice lawyers at Grand Junction to determine the best course of action for your claim.

Liable Parties in a Medical Malpractice Case

Who should be held responsible for injuries sustained in a medical malpractice claim?

This is an area of the law in which many different parties may be responsible, or liable, for your injuries. Common parties who are found liable in medical negligence cases include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hospitals;
  • Physicians;
  • Surgeons;
  • Nurses;
  • Laboratory technicians;
  • Pharmacists; and
  • Dentists.

Contact a Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Attorney

The team of aggressive Grand Junction medical malpractice lawyers at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group can assess your case today and can speak with you in detail about your options for filing a lawsuit. There may be more than one healthcare provider who bears responsibility, and you may be able to seek compensation from more than one defendant. An advocate at our firm is here to get started on your case. Contact Cimarron Ridge Legal Group for more information.

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