Medical Malpractice

You have a legal right to expect that doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers will provide you with proper care. Doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers have a legal duty to provide you with proper care. Another term for proper medical care is standard of care. Negligence occurs when a healthcare provider fails to care for you in a manner that is consistent with these standards of care. A common misconception is that in order for a healthcare provider to be negligent, they must have intended to do wrong or harm the patient. Healthcare providers themselves frequently have this misunderstanding. In order to show that a healthcare provider is negligent, it is not legally necessary to show that they intended any wrongdoing or harm. Though this is the legal standard, jurors sometimes are under the mistaken belief that in order for the jury to find that a doctor or healthcare provider was negligent, the doctor or healthcare provider must have intended to do wrong. When this belief influences the decision of a jury, it is likely to result in the wrong verdict.

Application of standards of care requires a fit between the patient’s needs and the ability of the healthcare providers to meet those needs. This fit takes into account the patient’s condition or illness, the specialties and training of the healthcare providers; the hospital, doctor’s office or facility where the patient is receiving care (place); the time when the care in question took place; and other factors. Because of his medical background, Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. is particularly adept at discerning this fit and holding healthcare providers accountable for complying with the standard of care owed to the patient.

When a patient has been injured or loses his/her life because a healthcare provider failed to comply with the applicable standards of care, the patient and his/her family suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. The injury or loss can be overwhelming, disruptive to life, relationships can be strained, trust in the medical profession can be undermined, medical bills can threaten financial well-being, and worries about health and the future can be demoralizing. The effects of medical malpractice can be profoundly life altering. When you reach out for help, you want someone who understands, cares, and will stand by your side. Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. will stand by you and for you through this difficult time in your life. As evidenced by his track record, Ryan Krebs, M.D., J.D. will help restore your dignity by acknowledging what you are going through and will seek the justice you deserve.

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Doctor Malpractice

Doctors have a legal duty to care for you according to the standards of care that legally govern their conduct as healthcare professionals. When they fail to care for you according to these standards and injury or death results, the doctor commits medical malpractice or negligence and is accountable to you under our laws for the harm and loss to you and your family. Under our current laws, which have been radically changed as part of so-called tort reform, the burden of holding a doctor accountable for medical malpractice is formidable largely because the public that makes up the jury has been subjected to misinformation in the media about the effects of suits against doctors. As a result, the jury may interpret the evidence in your case through a manufactured bias against you and your case. To overcome any such manufactured bias, we must work together closely and diligently to overcome not only the opposition but also this bias. In representing you, I am committed to overcoming these obstacles and achieving the best possible result for you case.

Hospital Malpractice

Hospitals, through their administrators, nurses, and other staff, have a legal duty to care for you according to the standards of care that legally govern their conduct as healthcare professionals. When they fail to care for you according to these standards and injury or death results, the hospital commits medical malpractice or negligence and is accountable to you under our laws for the harm and loss to you and your family. Under our current laws, which have been radically changed as part of so-called tort reform, the burden of holding a hospital accountable for medical malpractice is formidable largely because the public that makes up the jury has been subjected to misinformation in the media about the effects of suits against hospitals. As a result, the jury may interpret the evidence in your case through a manufactured bias against you and your case. To overcome any such manufactured bias, we must work together closely and diligently to overcome not only the opposition but also this bias. In representing you, I am committed to overcoming these obstacles and achieving the best possible result for you case.

Negligent Failure to Diagnose

Negligent failure to diagnose your condition or illness, usually by a doctor, can lead to injury or death. Without a diagnosis, proper treatment that could prevent injury or death may not be provided. For example, the failure to diagnose breast cancer, may lead to growth and spread of the untreated cancer. Similarly, the failure to diagnose a heart attack may deprive the patient of proper and life saving treatment which can then cause severe injury or death. Doctor’s may be held accountable for such failures to diagnose a medical condition or illness.

Negligent Medical Interventions

Wrong medications, operating on the wrong limb, leaving behind surgical instruments during surgery, rupturing blood vessels or organs during procedures, and misplacement of medical devices are all examples of medical interventions that may constitute medical negligence. If serious permanent injury or death results, the responsible healthcare provider may be accountable to the patient under our laws.