In an ideal world, patients should be able to trust that their medical providers will give them high-quality, professional care. But the facts don’t bear this out. Thousands of people die or are injured every year as a result of the negligence of doctors, nurses or other health care professionals. This is referred to as medical malpractice, and the consequences can be tragic for everyone involved.
A medical malpractice lawsuit may be your best course of action if you (or a relative) have been injured or a loved one dies as a result of a health care provider’s carelessness or negligence. In this way, you may be able to be compensated for disability, pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
If you think you or someone you care about is a victim of negligence related to medical services, give us a call. We will investigate the circumstances of your injury and evaluate, along with you, any legal steps you can take in an attempt to recover your losses.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
Medical malpractice is when a medical care provider is negligent. If a medical professional deviates from the standard protocol for caring for a patient, and that patient is injured or dies as a result, the medical professional may bear the responsibility for what has happened and be liable for expenses related to the injury. To determine whether the medical professional has provided care that aligns with the standards, their actions would need to be compared to others’ actions in similar positions in the same geographical region. In this way we can look at the course of treatment that a reasonably competent medical professional would provide and compare that to the actions taken by your medical provider.
If there was a problem with your medical treatment, you owe it to yourself and your family to find out what caused the injury and see if you are entitled to compensation to help you face the consequences of the injury. When we pursue a claim for you, rest assured that we will obtain and review the necessary medical records and consult with medical experts to see whether your injury was definitively caused by medical malpractice. Following that investigation, we will work for your rights.