Medical malpractice occurs only when a medical professional’s conduct (including failure to act) falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death. To that end, in every medical malpractice case, the injured person must prove (1) the medical professional had a legal duty to the injured person, (2) the medical professional breached that duty, (3) the medical professionals breach caused the injury, and (4) the injury caused the injured person to suffer damages, including financial losses and pain and suffering. Without proving each and every element, the injured person does not have a compensable medical malpractice claim even if the medical professional was, in fact, negligent in caring for the injured person.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice
According to a 2011 study in the medical community’s premier publication, the New England Journal of medicine, 75% of all physicians will face a medical malpractice claim at some point in their career, and 100% of all physicians within “high-risk specialties” will face a medical malpractice claim.
Common medical malpractice claims include:
- Birth Injuries (to mother or child)
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Misdiagnosed or Undaignosed Injuries or Illnesses
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Nursing Home Medication Errors
- Much, much more
Those Injured by a Medical Professional’s Negligence May Have Multiple Claims
Depending on the specific facts of the case, those injured by a medical professional’s negligence may have claims against multiple defendants, including the physicians and their staff, the nurses and their staff, the hospital, the designer, manufacturer, and distributor of any medication or medical equipment utilized in the injured patient’s care, and many others.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much, much more. Our goal is not just to secure compensation for your immediate needs, but to ensure that your future needs are protected as well.
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