Were You Harmed Through Medical Malpractice?
According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins, the top three causes of death are heart disease, cancer and medical malpractice, in that order. Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care. They must meet stringent educational and clinical requirements and must follow strict procedures to ensure patient safety. Unfortunately, studies estimate that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors.
To prove that malpractice has occurred, a lawsuit must show that a doctor or other health care professional violated the accepted standard of care and harm resulted. Not all mistakes are considered malpractice. A doctor must have taken an action that another doctor in similar circumstances would not have taken. Even then, other factors can come into play that prevent a medical malpractice suit from being won.
Common Descriptions Of Medical Negligence
Causes for a medical malpractice lawsuit can involve:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to monitor the patient’s condition
- Incorrect medication
- Failure to warn patients of the risk of treatments
- Failure to obtain informed consent
Turn To An Experienced Advocate After A Medical Error Has Caused Injury Or A Fatality
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