Injury Lawyers Who Fight for Justice Against Tough Insurance Companies
There is no doubt that medical malpractice can be challenging to prove. Healthcare professionals are not liable for all injuries that their patients suffer. The key factor is that doctors are only liable for their patients’ injuries when the doctors’ conduct deviates from the quality of care that other reasonably competent doctors would provide in similar situations.
When it comes to medical questions and the complex body of rules that apply to medical malpractice situations, you are going to need a competent lawyer to represent you. Not just any lawyer, but a personal injury law firm that has successfully tried medical malpractice cases. Our medical malpractice attorneys at Annie McAdams PC are ideally suited to meet your needs.
According to Medical Malpractice Today:
- Each year, more than 98,000 Americans die from hospital medical errors. 1,000,000 more are injured from medical errors.
- Only 2% of documented medical malpractice resulted in a claim by the patient.
- More than 50% of medical malpractice suits are filed against practicing surgeons.
- Approximately 12,000 people annually die from unnecessary surgery.
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What is Medical Malpractice?
The definition for malpractice is the same for every state. If a doctor fails to diagnose a problem that results in further injury or death, he / she can be held liable for the damages. However, patients can also file suit if the doctor fails to provide an acceptable form of treatment or withholds the proper care for an unreasonable length of time that also results in the basis for a claim.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
An assortment of healthcare professionals, including surgeons, pharmacists, dentists, family doctors, nurses, etc. provide medical care to patients. A mistake made by any healthcare provider can have catastrophic consequences for a patient.
Examples of potential medical malpractice mistakes which can cause injury and wrongful death include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat properly
- Emergency room negligence
- Surgical malpractice
- Medication errors
- Birth injury
- Brain injuries
- Dental malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Anesthesia error
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Pharmaceutical liabilities
- Radiation injury
- Failure to refer a case to a specialist
- Failure to provide a patient with informed consent
- Unnecessary surgery or treatment
- Leaving a foreign body in a patient
- Therapist abuse
- Inappropriate contact with patients
If your medical future is on the line, you need the skill of our team of attorneys who are a strong voice for families and victims of negligent healthcare.
Medical malpractice claims are not easy to win even if you have a lawyer by your side and undertaking one on your own is definitely not advised. There are too many complexities to medical law and too many details that can be overlooked. We have the resources to correctly prepare a medical malpractice claim on your behalf.
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