Do I Have A Claim Against My Doctor?
Having represented thousands of families who have suffered injuries from automobile accidents and worker’s compensation situations, we are often asked about medical malpractice. Sometimes, the treatment received from medical providers does not always go as planned. When the results are different than the one hoped for, people want answers. Over the years, we have provided many complimentary strategy sessions and have had potential claims reviewed to determine whether medical malpractice or nursing negligence contributed to the unwanted results.
To help shed light on what is required to carry the day in a medical malpractice claim, we have condensed this complicated area of law into a simple overview.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to adhere the applicable standards of care (“SOC”) required under the circumstances of the medical care being delivered. The SOC is the generally accepted method or methods used by other medical professions in treating or caring for patients under the same or similar circumstances. The failure to adhere to the SOC can to be due to a specific act and/or omission on the part of the healthcare provider. Medical Malpractice claims can extend to individual healthcare providers or to licensed healthcare facilities, such as a hospital, clinic or nursing home. Individual healthcare providers include a broad range of professionals providing health services, including but not limited to, doctors, nurses, radiologists, pharmacists, medical technicians and medical assistants.
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Common Types of Medical Malpractice
The most typical medical malpractice claims include medication errors, hospital induced infections, surgical errors, diagnosis errors, and lack of technical skills and/or physical impairment. Injuries due to medical malpractice can be serious and usually result in debilitating physical injury, extreme pain and suffering and sometimes death.
Medical malpractice claims often result in catastrophic injuries, expensive medical treatment, and loss of one’s ability to earn a living. Proving both a deviation from the standard of care and damages requires experts and can been expensive. Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer early on is a must.
If you or someone you know has suffered unwanted results from medical care, and have unanswered questions, please contact Schiller & Hamilton Law Firm today for A Complimentary Strategy Session.