MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Medical Malpractice: What You Need to Know
When entering into medical care for ourselves or our families, whether for diagnosis or, unfortunately, under medical emergencies, we expect the best medical treatment and highest level of care. When medical professionals or providers disregard appropriate treatment, neglect to take applicable action, or offer care that is less than an acceptable level and standard of care, medical malpractice results.
While errors do occur, if the level of care is substandard and you or your loved one was harmed as a result, the sage advice and counsel of experts in the field of medical malpractice litigation is necessary.
Here are some possible causes of malpractice:
Medical malpractice can occur when a medical professional or provider fails to ask pertinent questions, fails to properly refer a patient to another specialist for further diagnoses, misdiagnoses the patient or fails to diagnose the patient from the onset.
Here are some errors which may lead to medical malpractice:
- Surgical errors due to neglect
- Delayed diagnoses
- Nursing home negligence
- Discharging a patient too soon
- Giving the wrong dosage of medication or the incorrect medication
- Over-administration of anesthesia
- Nerve damage caused by neglect
- Treating the wrong body part
- Failure in appropriately following up
- Leaving surgical equipment inside a patient
When to hire an attorney
Unfortunately, thousands of medical malpractices occur annually, and, sadly, just as many result in deaths which could have been prevented. Since medical malpractice is a specially designed area of the law, it is imperative to speak with an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice law. These cases are often complicated, and your success will increase with the aid of a professional legal expert.
The moment you realize you or your loved one was injured in a medical malpractice case is the most appropriate time to consult with an attorney. An exceptionally well-versed attorney in your state can help you decipher the statutes of limitations for your particular state.
Potential Outcome of Litigation
If, in fact, malpractice is found, you can be granted a settlement in the form of a financial award. This award may compensate you for past medical costs and future medical treatments, as well as reimbursement for economic challenges in the form of future earning potential or loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
If you want the facts and circumstances surrounding your claim investigated, contact us. We will offer you the benefit of years of extensive experience with medical malpractice and make certain that all of your recovery inquiries are addressed.
Since 1987, our team of experienced Personal Injury Attorneys have been helping Long Island Medical Malpractice victims receive the maximum compensation for their misfortunes and helping to get their lives back on track. Contact us today at (631) 928-8000 for a free, no obligation consultation with our Attorneys to find out how we can help.