Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is generally defined as a hospital, doctor, or other medical professional’s failure to exercise the degree of skill, care, and prudence required of their profession in order to prevent patient harm.

Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care because the lives and health of their patients depends on competent and prudent health care.

Medical malpractice is devastating to the patients and families it plagues, particularly when this medical negligence or recklessness leads to serious injury or death.

May Happen More than we Think

Medical malpractice claims the lives of an estimated 80,000 Americans each year.

One medical study discovered that up to forty percent of all autopsy reports indicate misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, both instances of medical malpractice, as a probable cause of patient death.

This is equal to approximately three commercial airliners crashing every week without any survivors.

While such numerous tragedies would certainly warrant a change in the airline industry to make flight safer, medical malpractice cases to not prompt an equaled effort to make the health care industry safer.

Understand Your Legal Rights

Despite the countless consumers who have suffered serious injuries, illness, and death as a result of medical malpractice, medical studies have found as little as two percent of all medical malpractice victims file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses and suffering.

Because medical malpractice is often a private and isolated event, many victims do not understand their legal rights and options in seeking relief from their damages.

Ways Medical Malpractice can be Committed

There are many different ways medical malpractice may be committed.

Medical malpractice can involve a medical professional’s failure to promptly and accurately diagnose a patient’s condition.

In some cases, the physician may have properly diagnosed the condition, but may fail to treat the patient’s condition, thereby aggravating or creating a new injury.

Medical malpractice includes cases of surgical or aesthesia error such as wrong site surgery, failing to correct the problem, leaving instruments inside the surgical site, and more.

Prescription errors and misuse of medical devices or implants may also constitute medical malpractice.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When a patient has suffered damages as a result of medical malpractice, they have the legal right to seek reparation for their losses and suffering.

Retaining the professional services of a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney is the best way to ensure that your interests are protected.

It is extremely rare for an injured patient to receive adequate compensation after attempting to work out the claim directly with the hospital or medical professional.

A medical malpractice attorney has a wealth of experience helping people who have suffered losses due to medical negligence.

S/he has intimate knowledge of the laws and rules which apply to your case and the strategies and special legal tactics which will ensure that you are adequately compensated.

If you would like to learn more about medical malpractice, our attorneys would like the opportunity to help you. Please contact us to speak with a reputable and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in your area.

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