Medical Malpractice: Life-Changing Decisions
Our attorneys are committed to providing you with information that will help you and your family to live better lives. As part of that commitment, we are sharing our thoughts on what medical malpractice is and what you should do if it happens to you or a loved one.
Medical malpractice isn’t experiencing a minor side effect and it isn’t an ill-mannered or rude doctor. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider makes a careless or reckless mistake that causes you or your child to suffer an injury, a disability, or death.
For example, a physician prescribes a medication to an expectant mother that is proven to cause significant birth defects. The pregnant mother trusts her physician, so she follows his directive. Her child is born with foreseeable physical deformities and can never live a normal, fulfilling life. This is medical malpractice.
To provide you with a better idea of what medical malpractice looks like, here is a short list of some common malpractice mistakes:
· Failure to diagnose (when a diagnosis should have been issued)
· Prescribing incorrect medication
· Birth injury
· Failure to properly treat a medical condition
· Removing the wrong body part
Healthcare providers have attorneys that fight aggressively to defend against medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact an attorney today. You deserve someone who will fight for you.
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