Negligence, by definition, is the action or inaction of a person or entity that result in a negative event or injury. Negligence can occur in any industry or setting. Negligence can be the results of an individual action, or the policy of a business.
The negligent party must “make right” the damages they have caused you from their actions.
When seeking medical care, consumers believe that they will receive the best care available. They do not seek medical advice or care from a professional that they believe will mistreat or harm them. Yet, sadly, many people are harmed by the medical treatments, or lack thereof, that they receive from their doctors.
Medical malpractice is very serious. Negligent actions by the doctor or other health professionals can result in permanent injury to the patient. In some cases, this negligence can even result in death.
Medical malpractice can occur in any area of medicine, and at any level. Malpractice may include:
- Failure to diagnose a disease or infection in enough time, regardless of symptoms.
- Failure to treat any disease, injury or infection in the correct manner.
- Incorrectly interpreting diagnostic tests.
- Failure to order standard testing related to certain symptoms.
- Prescribing medications or treatment not consistent with the disease or injury.
- Mismanaging pregnancy or birth.
This is just a partial list of occurrences. In no way should this list be interpreted as the only forms of medical malpractice.
Serious Injury or Death – Injured Victim’s Representation
When you have been injured through medical malpractice, it is crucial to seek professional legal representation. You need to find a medical malpractice attorney that is familiar with your type of personal injury case and has the resources to fully represent you.
As the victim of malpractice, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. The negligent party must “make right” the damages their actions have caused you. During your initial consultation, you will be informed of what rights you have under the law, based on the type and extent of your injury.
Medical malpractice cases often require expert testimony by medical professionals that review your injury and treatment. Many firms do not have the resources to call in these experts. This can adversely affect your case. Under the law, you can only sue for compensation once for any type of injury. It is important that you receive the right representation because you will not have another chance.