Defined legally, medical malpractice is known as professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.
When a health care provider, such as a doctor, chiropractor, nurse, dentist, or pharmacist fails to follow established medical procedures, issues a misdiagnosis, or administers incorrect medications and treatments, medical malpractice is the result. These careless or negligent actions can have serious and damaging effects for patients, who can be left suffering through treatments for ailments they do not have, or from conditions unidentified. In circumstances like these, legal protections can hold health care providers liable for the damages that they have caused; even hospitals and urgent care centers can be held accountable for the negligence of their employees, including nurses.
There are a number of other examples of medical malpractice, including a failure to order appropriate testing, failure to refer a patient to a medical specialist, failure to diagnose a condition in the time needed to properly treat it, and emergency room negligence, leaving a patient unattended or in undue harm, among many others leaving victims injured and in need of additional medication attention. Thankfully, through legal action, those who have suffered damages have the ability to recover the compensation they need to get back onto their feet.
If you or someone you know has fallen victim to medical malpractice, we can help you through this difficult time. We understand the pain and frustration of being wronged by the very people intended to provide healing, and have years of experience handling cases just like yours. Even if you are uncertain what options you may have, seeking counsel from legal representation will ensure that you are on the correct course for a full recovery.
Each year, thousands of people are injured or worse as a result of medical errors throughout the United States, though many to not take action against those who inflicted harm. By failing to take action, you will only serve to increase your suffering and prevent the possibility of a quick recovery, as well as incur increased costs as a result of continued medical treatments.
Taking action without the assistance of legal representation can also be a challenge. In complicated cases of medical malpractice, compensation can be difficult to accurate calculate, and attempting to do so on your own could see you selling yourself well short on what you are rightfully owed. There are a number of factors included in the compensation owed to victims, included direct costs like medical bills, as well as indirect ones like replacing wages lost from time spent away from work, or a loss of future earning potential. Only through the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer can you be assured that you get what you need.
At AA Accident Attorneys, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will work to get you the full amount that you deserve, and get you back onto your feet. We will gather the appropriate evidence for your case, carefully examine your medical records, and enlist the help of other medical care professionals to ensure that your case has the strongest chance for success, and that you have access to the medical attention you need in the meantime. As always, we will charge you nothing for our legal services until your case is completed. If we do not collect on your case, you will owe us nothing. Call us today for a free evaluation and to learn what we can do to help.