As a patient seeking healthcare, there is a certain level of expertise and care you should expect from your providers. When this is not met, it can result in injury or even death.
What is Hospital and/or Physician Negligence?
A hospital is responsible for employing physicians with the education, care, and skill necessary to provide you with proper treatment. Physicians are responsible for exercising proper care and skill. Physician or hospital negligence happens when they fail to do so. Some examples include the failure to order proper diagnostic tests, mistakes made during a procedure, preventable infection/contamination, and unnecessary or preventable procedures.
When this happens, you may have a medical malpractice case. These are complex cases that require expert witnesses and experienced attorneys. If you find yourself the victim of medical malpractice, you have a right to compensation. This can cover rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, and lost income. Filing a medical malpractice suit against a facility/physician also helps to raise the standard and quality of care provided to others by that facility/physician.
Some further examples of what may qualify as a medical malpractice claim include:
Failure to diagnose/treat properly
Use of defective medical devices
If you, or a loved one, have experienced medical malpractice, that resulted in permanent injury or wrongful death, our attorneys can help you successfully navigate this process. Schedule your free consultation by clicking here.