Many people may agree that medical malpractice cases are a growing concern in the United States. Medical malpractice refers to those cases where a doctor or any other medical professional deviates from the accepted standards of practice and that action causes death or injury to the patient. According to the law, victims of medical negligence or their families are eligible for compensation. The compensation may include all expenses related to medical procedures, loss of income and the legal fees. In the event that more than one medical professional was responsible, the payable compensation will be divided among the medical professionals who were involved.
One major area where medical negligence cases occur is surgical errors. There may be instances of surgery being performed on the wrong place in the patient or surgical instruments being left inside the patient's body after the doctor closes up the patient after surgery. Death or permanent physical damages may also occur while administering anesthesia. A wrong diagnosis is also another major concern. A technical error during surgery may risk the patient's life and the hospital, as well as the entire medical staff, may be held responsible in such cases. Detailed information on the types of medical negligence can be found in an earlier post.
Although precautionary measures are taken to curb medical malpractice and efforts are being made continually to encourage better teamwork among the medical professionals, incidents of medical negligence involving highly trained, experienced health care professionals still occur. It can be devastating when a patient trusts the hospital and the doctor, expecting all standard practices to be followed, something still goes terribly wrong. In that type of situation, the medical malpractice victim may wish to consult a lawyer before filing a lawsuit against the offenders. The legal support may prove to be invaluable.
Our law firm has undertaken critical cases related to medical negligence and has managed to provide our clients with the best possible outcome regarding their claims. Our lawyers have experience with both medicine and the laws regarding such claims, and we involve the top medical and scientific experts to provide testimony.