Each year, tens of thousands of people die and many more are seriously injured, as a result of preventable medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, hospitals, nurses or other medical staff fail to meet the standard of care for other medical professionals in their community. Such mistakes may occur at any stage of medical care, including the testing stage, diagnosis stage, treatment stage or subsequent care of the patient. But regardless of when or how the malpractice happens, the results can be permanent and life altering, both to the patient and the patient's family.
Some of the many areas of medical malpractice include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Blood transfusion errors
- Wrongful death
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Cancer misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Emergency room errors
- Plastic and cosmetic surgery errors
- Prescription drug and medication errors
- Wrong site surgery
When you, or someone close to you, have been the victim of another's negligence, an experienced malpractice lawyer is here to help. Although the legal system can never truly compensate for your injury or loss, skilled attorneys can fight hard to recover the monetary compensation that you deserve.