Medical errors kill or disable almost 100,000 Americans every year. Doctors and medical professionals are human, but when the lives of our loved ones rest in their hands, we trust that they will exercise the highest standards of care. When they fail to use proper care, people get hurt. Common types of medical malpractice cases include misdiagnosis, prescription errors, birth injuries (including cerebral palsy), post-surgical mistakes, and emergency room errors. Personal injury lawyers know how to research and prosecute medical malpractice cases successfully, and how to prove wrongdoing.
Malpractice occurs when a doctor improperly treats or diagnoses a medical condition, which results in an injury to the patient. Often malpractice is committed by a doctor or hospital’s lack of action, such as failure to prescribe a necessary test or otherwise performing an incomplete evaluation. All too often, diseases like prostate and cervical cancers are incorrectly diagnosed and result in death. Birth injuries, surgical mistakes, emergency room negligence and failure to diagnose are other additional examples of how medical malpractice can take place.
However, simply because there was a poor result does not mean there was medical malpractice. Although sometimes the malpractice is obvious, in the majority of cases there are complex medical issues that need to be thoroughly evaluated.
Friends and family are, understandably, left frustrated and with unanswered questions when death or injury occurs as a result of medical malpractice. A personal injury Law Firm can help you and your family find the answers that you are looking for, and deserve. Investigating a medical mistake that led to injury or wrongful death may give the victim or his or her family the money they need to survive.
If you suspect a loved one’s death or injury was caused by a doctor or other medical professional, contact a personal injury law firm today.