Millions of Americans put their trust in medical professionals everyday. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes misplaced. When a healthcare professional, including doctors, nurses and other medical staff, fail to meet a standard of care or acts negligently, errors can -and do- happen. In fact, medical malpractice represents a leading cause of death in the United States. As many as 100,000 people die every year because of mistakes made by doctors and other medical professionals.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury that you suspect may be the result of medical malpractice or negligence, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected. Please contact us today for a FREE case evaluation with a skilled and respected medical malpractice attorney.
Common Medical Mistakes
Doctors, nurses and other medical staff are human and thus prone to error. Most medical errors can be prevented by the exercise of proper care and caution. Some of the more common preventable medical mistakes that result in serious injury and/or death include:
- Failure to diagnose.
- Wrong site surgery.
- Anesthesia errors.
- Obstetrical errors.
- Surgical Errors.
- Post Surgery Care.
Medical Malpractice and the Law
Victims of medical malpractice have the right to hold responsible parties legally accountable for their losses and to seek compensation for damages incurred. An individual who has suffered injury or harm as a result of medical malpractice may be able to recover damages including lost income or earning capacity, medical bills and related expenses, pain and suffering, and more. All medical malpractice lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations restricting the time a person has to file a claim so it is always wise to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice cases and are dedicated to helping victims and their families obtain the justice and compensation for their losses and suffering. If you or someone you love has suffered injury because of the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional, we can evaluate your case and work aggressively to ensure your legal rights are protected. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation.