Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice

When a patient seeks medical care, he or she places a tremendous amount of trust in the doctors, nurses, and other medical providers providing for their care. These medical professionals completely hold a patient’s physical and mental well-being in their hands, and any mistake can permanently and significantly alter a patient’s quality of life.  Most people believe their doctors supply the highest quality of care and usually they are correct. However, the unfortunate truth exists that thousands of patients suffer for the effects of medical mistakes every year. Medical malpractice accidents and injuries have actually proven to be more costly than the underlying diseases and injuries in recent years.              

The following are some of the most common medical errors:

  • Misdiagnoses or diagnosis errors
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to obtain informed consent prior to a medical procedure
  • Surgical and medication errors
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Birth injuries (such as brain injuries, cerebral pasly, erbs palsy, etc.)
  • Brain damage
  • Objects left within body after a surgery
  • Physician errors
  • Negligence of hospital staff
  • Patient admissions
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Outpatient care
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to maintain medical equipment
  • Negligent supervision of a mentally or physically ill patient
  • Disclosure of incorrect medical information
  • Use of unsafe or untested drug or medical instrument

            The causes of medical mistakes are varied, but all medical professionals have a certain legal duty to care for their patients. When medical professionals fail to provide this standard of care, whether intentional or not, and innocent patients are injured, they are liable for their patients’ loss.  When a mistake occurs, doctors, nurses, and other medical staff often taken actions or say anything to avoid admitting responsibility. Medical professionals who are worried about admitting their mistakes do not have you or your loved ones’ best interests at heart. When you are injured at no fault of your own, you should be taken care of by the medical provider’s insurance. If you believe you or a family member was injured by a possible act of medical malpractice, you should contact an attorney at once.