Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or surgeon, or health care facility, such as a clinic, hospital, or emergency room, does not exercise a proper standard of care, which results in the serious injury or death of a patient. Due to the extensive training that medical professional receive and the fact that the a patient’s heath and life are dependent on the provider’s care, we hold these professionals to a higher standard. Over 80,000 Americans die because of medical malpractice annually.
Common types of medical malpractice include doctor errors, bacterial infections, misdiagnosis, medical negligence, failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis, surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving objects in the body after surgery. When making any of these mistakes, the health care professional is putting the patient at greater risk for further complications. Prescribing the wrong medication or prescribing a medication incorrectly is another example of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice mistakes are made by anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist, neonatologist neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, obstetricians, oncologists, opthamologists, orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians, pharmacologists, pharmacists, physicians assistants, plastic surgeons, radiologists, urogynecologist, urologist, vascular surgeons, and other types of doctors, surgeons, and health care professionals
If you were injured by medical professional’s mistake or if a loved one was killed by medical malpractice, you need a personal injury attorney that understands the emotional and physical toll that these errors can take. The attorney should be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve.