Understanding Medical Malpractice
The vast majority of health care professionals and institutions in our country are rigorously trained and strive to do everything in their power to care for the injured, ill or disabled patients they see. Along with the pressures of emergency care and the complex procedures and treatments performed at any hospital or medical clinic, mistakes can occur that can injure, disable or even cause the accidental death of a patient. When these injuries result from a provider’s careless behavior or failure to follow medical standards or procedures, victims may be able to hold them liable through a medical malpractice claim.
Consequences of Malpractice
When medical providers are negligent to take all necessary steps to promote the health and well-being of their patients, some of the following situations can arise:
- Medication errors
- Surgical injuries
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- Serious infections
If you have been injured or harmed while under the care of any health care professional you should meet with a skilled attorney from our team at The Medler Law Firm so we can discuss the matter. As medical malpractice is classified as professional negligence by a healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation for any additional medical expenses, loss of wages caused by subsequent inability to work and, any pain and suffering caused by the injury
When should I speak with a malpractice lawyer?
There is a wide array of caregiver mistakes or outright negligence that can cause serious injury that are classified as medical malpractice. Some examples would be:
- If you suffer needlessly because of an incorrect or delayed diagnosis
- If you are administered an incorrect medication or incorrect dosage
- If your monitoring equipment fails or is not properly calibrated
- The wrong operation is performed or is performed on the wrong side of your body
- If you are prescribed conflicting medications or have an adverse reaction from them
- Your surgery was performed poorly
Some of these mistakes have immediate adverse effects on the patient but others, such as an incorrect or delayed diagnosis may not appear until much later. Our team understands the complexity of these cases, and we have over 50 years of combined experience to help us effectively represent your case. Call today to discuss your case and options to pursue compensation for your losses.
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