Medical malpractice can take many forms. The most important factor is that medical malpractice is the failure on a medical professional’s part to provide adequate care for a patient. It is that simple. Here are some examples:
– If a doctor does not provide his or her patient with the correct information about a given operation and performs that operation under dangerous circumstances that create a significant injury, then the patient or patient’s family has the authority to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
– If a doctor mis-prescribes or over- or under-prescribes a certain medication and puts the patient’s well-being in jeopardy, the patient and/or the patient’s family have the right to sue for medical malpractice.
– If a medical professional fails to diagnosis, misdiagnoses, or does not diagnose in a timely manner a disease or medical condition, the patient has the right to sue for medical malpractice.
And if a wrongful death occurred due to a medical professional’s negligence, the patient’s family and other parties associated have the right to a lawyer, and the right to sue for malpractice.
Accidents happen, of course, in medicine as everywhere else in life. But an accident caused by a medical professional’s failure to adhere to the standards of the medical profession — for any number of reasons, accidentally or not — can cause terrible damage to patients and their families. These consequences are tragic for all those afflicted, both physically and emotionally. Those who have suffered from medical malpractice have the right to sue, and the right to be compensated for their pain, suffering, and other losses.
If you or someone close to you has suffered from medical malpractice, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help determine whether or not you have the grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.