Medical malpractice occurs in many forms, including misdiagnosis, medication errors, failure to diagnose appropriate treatment or specific problem, birth injuries, surgical errors, and nursing home neglect.
Despite all the recent advancements in medical equipment we continue see more and more medical negligence. When medical malpractice or negligence leads to a catastrophic injury or the death of a loved one, our trust is shattered and our sense of injustice can be overwhelming.
Failure to diagnose can waste valuable time and cost a life.
One of the most common mistakes made by doctors and other healthcare providers is failing to diagnose a condition in a timely manner. If a suspicious mammogram is noticed and acted on in the early stages, quick surgery and treatment can return a woman to her normal life in days or weeks. Cancer misdiagnosis can give the cancer time to metastasize and pose a grave danger. Failure to diagnose and remove skin cancer can cause death. When a heart attack is diagnosed as a digestive problem and the patient is sent home, the result can be devastating.
A doctor's failure to notice an infant in distress can result in a birth injury. You may even be unaware of a birth injury but have a child diagnosed with Erb's palsy a form of childbirth injury.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled cases that include doing the wrong surgery, leaving objects behind in surgery or failing to manage anesthesia appropriately and safely during surgery.
Injury or Damages?
Proving a medical malpractice claim is often a difficult process. Receiving a bad outcome as a result of medical care is simply not enough to prove that the medical professional was at fault for the harm you suffered. You must prove that your doctor provided substandard care, causing you harm or serious problems.
Because medical malpractice claims are usually complex, it is important to hire an experienced personal injury attorney if you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of what you believe to be medical malpractice - an attorney who will fight for the maximum compensation to which you may be legally entitled.