General Medical Malpractice

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to a situation where a healthcare professional fails to provide the expected standard of care to a patient, resulting in the patient's health condition worsening, potentially leading to additional complications or even death.
In the U.S., approximately 20,000 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed annually. The primary focus of these cases is usually an error made by the healthcare professional. When you engage a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm, we begin by identifying the nature of the error, which could involve one or more areas such as diagnosis, medication dosage, medical treatment, or aftercare.

What Does Not Constitute Medical Malpractice?

Not every unfavorable health outcome can be attributed to medical malpractice. For instance, if a patient succumbs to cancer despite receiving treatment, it's unlikely that the treating healthcare professional could be successfully sued for malpractice. However, in a scenario where a surgeon mistakenly removes a non-cancerous lung instead of the cancerous one, they could be held accountable for that error.

Common Instances of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur in diverse situations including medicine prescription, surgical procedures, treatments, and diagnosis. The incorrect medication or dosage, failure to consider allergies or medication interactions, and oversights in procedures can all result in patient harm.
In surgical procedures, errors such as operating on the wrong area, leaving a tool inside the body, or improper incision closure can cause unnecessary complications. Incorrect treatments or careless administration can worsen a patient's condition. Misdiagnosis can also delay necessary treatment and lead to adverse consequences.

Recognizing Signs of Negligent Medical Care

Identifying medical negligence can be challenging, especially when it's not linked to a specific action or omission that led to your injury or worsened condition. However, there are indicators you can watch for, and a medical malpractice attorney can help you recognize these signs.
Criteria for Filing A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require careful assessment. Our aim is to help determine if your case meets the necessary criteria for a medical malpractice claim, which generally includes:
• Existence of patient-doctor relationship – proving that the doctor owed a duty of care to the patient.
• Negligence by the healthcare professional – failure to adhere to standard medical care guidelines.
• Injury resulting from this negligence – the patient suffered a serious injury directly due to the healthcare professional's failure to provide proper healthcare.
• Serious consequences – the injury caused significant suffering, loss of income, or disability.

The Intricacies of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases can get technically complicated, especially when involving multiple specialities. Expert witnesses are often needed to testify about what should have happened and why certain complications or outcomes were unexpected. In such instances, a medical malpractice attorney can provide invaluable assistance and guide you through this complex process.

Seeking Legal Assistance?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be challenging to navigate alone. At our firm, we offer a free initial consultation to help determine if you have a viable case. If you choose to retain our services, our team will work diligently to help you secure financial compensation.

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At, we have an array of resources at our disposal, including financial resources, licensed medical professionals, private investigators, forensic expert witnesses, medical examiners, vocational experts, skilled paralegals, and more. We are fully equipped to give your case the best possible advantage.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a medical error, we are here to help. Call us today for a free consultation. Due to the statute of limitations, time is of the essence. Reach out to us at (888) 845-8888.

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