Medical malpractice is negligence that is committed by a professional healthcare provider whose performance of duties departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in injury or harm to a patient. The healthcare provider could be a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, technician, hospital staff, or a pharmacist. A majority of medical malpractice claims are filed against doctors who have failed to use reasonable care to treat patients.
When you go to a doctor or a hospital, there is no question in your mind that you are there to get better. However, tens of thousands of patient leave the hospital in worse shape than they came in because of someone’s negligence. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice we see are:
- Surgical error or botched surgery
- Wrong medication or wrong dosage of medication
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose a disease or condition
- Misdiagnosis of a disease or condition
- Hospital negligence
If you have had to undergo pain and suffering and the trauma and expense of unnecessary surgery or medical treatment as the result of such negligence, you may be able to seek compensation. Such compensation may cover medical expenses – past, present and future, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If you have lost a loved one as a result of medical negligence, you can file a wrongful death claim against the negligent doctor or hospital.
Medical malpractice cases are extremely complicated because the burden of proof is on the plaintiff. If you are a victim of medical negligence, you need an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney on your side, who will thoroughly investigate your case with the help of renowned experts, and make sure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.