People place their lives in the hands of medical professionals every day, and tragic outcomes can result if those doctors perform their duties carelessly. Routine surgery can lead to paralysis or even death. A healthy baby can sustain serious injuries due to a medical error during delivery and face a life of disability.
Medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a hospital or medical professional to comply with an established standard of care due to negligence. Mistakes made by any medical professional, from the anesthesiologist to the surgeon to the general practitioner, can cause life-long disability or even death.
Examples of negligent behavior can include:
- A failure to diagnose a condition
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Incorrectly prescribed medication
To be successful, an attorney must prove that a medical professional was negligent and show that this negligence caused an injury or death.
Doctors take an oath pledging not to hurt patients. If a medical professional’s negligence or incompetence has injured you or caused the death of a loved one, contact our office to discuss your options. Consultations are free. You could be entitled to compensation for your suffering.