Medical Malpractice occurs when a health care provider fails to act reasonably based upon what would have been expected from similar health care providers under the same circumstances. Some examples of medical malpractice include improperly performing surgery, failing to timely diagnose a serious condition, failing to properly monitor a patient’s condition, prescribing the wrong medication, suggesting you take the wrong amount of the right medication, and incorrectly interpreting the results of diagnostic tests.
If you think that you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is critical that you consult an attorney.
Often, the victim has no idea that malpractice has occurred. After all, you rely upon your physician as a professional to properly evaluate and treat your medical condition.
Our attorneys review past medical records with the assistance of trained medical personnel. Frequently, it is discovered that doctors or nurses were negligent in carrying out their duties. It is more and more difficult for doctors to provide patients with the care they expect, but deserve. HMOs and captive insurance plans send hundreds of patients to the same doctor every week. This is more often than not when errors occur.
Perhaps something is missed on the x-ray, or in interpreting the lab results. Sometimes, the records indicate the patient had the symptoms all along, but the doctor simply missed the diagnosis. If the negligence caused someone to prolong their condition, or if their condition could have been successfully treated had the problem been properly diagnosed, there may be a claim for medical malpractice.
With a free consultation, there is no reason not to call our office. There are sensitive time limitations relating to medical malpractice claims, so please do not wait to find out if indeed you or your loved one have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional. Our attorneys will meet with you directly to discuss your claim and whether or not an investigation of possible medical malpractice should be conducted. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case.