Don’t let medical malpractice add insult to injury
Medical treatment is easy to take for granted. You get sick, you go to the doctor, and you get well. It’s simple. But what happens when you go to the doctor and they make you worse? Granted, they are only human but when their mistake is the cause of a serious injury or death of a patient, they must to be held accountable, especially when you consider that over 98,000 people die as a result of medical malpractice every year.
If you or your loved ones have suffered from the mistakes of a health care professional, call an experienced medical malpractice attorney to set up a free consultation. Our legal team has spent years defending our client’s rights and getting them the compensation they deserve for the negligence of a doctor.
Who can be found liable for Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice usually occurs when a health care provider does something, or fails to do something, which causes their level of care to fall short of professional standards set by the medical community. The following healthcare professionals can have charges brought against them for medical malpractice, or as its sometimes called, professional negligence:
- Nurses & Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
- Cosmetic surgeons
- Radiologists and x-ray technicians
- Hospital Staff
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms because there are so many different types of medical procedures. Even a misdiagnosis can count as medical malpractice and there are over twelve million people that get misdiagnosed every year in the United States. A few common injuries that are caused by medical malpractice include:
- Brain damage
- Serious infections
- Amputation of a digit or limb
- Permanent organ damage
- Advancement of cancer or other serious disease