Injured as the result of a medical procedure?
Here's what you need to know.
Take your own notes!
Medical records often only tell one side of your story. Keeping notes of the patient's point of view helps put them into perspective. Malpractice can occur during diagnosis, treatment and after care.
A bad outcome is not always malpractice!
Sometimes bad outcomes happen, yet negligence by medical providers is thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer.
If the patient was not made aware of all risks, malpractice may have occurred by failure to disclose all risks to the patient. Malpractice can cause long-term disability, loss of income, substantial medical bills, as well as excessive pain and suffering.
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Malpractice is about standard of care
The vast majority of medical malpractice cases do not involve doctors doing something they should not have done, but doctors failing to do something they should have done. Misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose cancer, small bowel obstructions, brain hemorrhages and other serious medical conditions can also lead to a failure to treat those conditions, allowing those conditions to worsen when they could easily have been treated. In addition to misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases, we handle: birth injuries, emergency room errors, medication errors, and surgical errors.
Medical malpractice cases are often very complicated, requiring a great deal of research and consultation with medical experts. It is not uncommon for the injury to be obvious, but the cause of the injury to be difficult to determine. If you or a loved one has been injured because of negligent medical treatment, we encourage you to talk to us. We will give you an honest evaluation of your case. With our experience and our network of medical professionals, we can determine the cause of a particular injury.
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