When you see a doctor for a routine checkup, you should be able to feel like you’re in good hands. When you wind up in a hospital emergency room, you should expect quality care that puts you on the road to recovery. Sometimes, though, that care falls short of the accepted standards in the medical community. When it does, that’s called medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can result from both negligent actions and inactions that led to substandard care. These include:
- Medication errors by either the prescribing provider, hospital staff administering the medication or at a pharmacy
- Failure to order tests that would have diagnosed a disease or condition
- Surgical errors
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Failure to monitor health
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Childbirth injuries
- MRI or X-ray errors
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to properly use equipment
A range of providers can be held accountable for medical malpractice – not just doctors, but also nurses, dentists, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. Any licensed provider or facility that caused you harm.
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys know what to look for to determine if that harm was the result of negligence. We’ll carefully examine all documents and records. We’ll interview witnesses. We’ll talk to outside medical experts who can tell us if the care fell short of professional standards.
Once that process is completed, we’ll start calculating your damages. This can include payment for past and future medical expenses and lost wages. You also can be compensated for disfigurement, physical impairment, mental anguish and pain and suffering. Punitive damages also are possible.
We will use all of that information to build the strongest case possible. If you choose to negotiate a settlement, we’ll fight the other lawyers and insurance companies to get you the best possible outcome. If you choose to go to trial, we’re ready to fight to hold those who harmed you accountable.
Contact our personal injury attorneys today about your medical malpractice case. The initial consultation is free.