While many health care providers do great work, mistakes occur which have adverse effects on the patient. In the worst of cases those effects linger for the rest of their life. Those lasting effects impact not only the patient, but also their family and friends. Medical malpractice occurs through the omission or negligence of a doctor, or other type of medical professional, resulting in harm to the patient. Patients have rights to pursue compensation if they are injured as the result of medical negligence.
While there are unfortunately far too many types to list here, below are some of the more common medical malpractice events and injuries:
Medical malpractice claims are not limited to only medical doctors. They can also be brought against nurses, health care facilities, nursing homes, chiropractors, and even dentists. If a surgeon, doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or does not act, in a manner that is considered the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable for an injured patient’s damages.
If you or someone you know has been injured through medical negligence contact Pascale Law for a free consultation.