Though many hear the words medical negligence and malpractice, not everyone really understands what it is. If they have heard of it, it may bring up images of patients dying because of something that the doctor did wrong. However, there is more to it than that. In fact, there are a lot of other times that the judgment of doctors could be questioned.
What is medical negligence and malpractice?
There are many cases that would be considered negligence and malpractice. Some of the most common ones include:
Being prescribed the wrong medication or dose. Though some would be quick to sue their doctor because their medication didn’t work, this isn’t always a negligence case. Sometimes doctors have to try multiple medications until the right one is found. However, a negligence case would be when a doctor prescribed a medication that actually made your condition worse. They could have also made a mistake by giving you the wrong dosage, which could bring on a whole host of problems.
Not being diagnosed properly. Medicine isn’t always cut and dry so doctors can struggle to diagnose and treat patients the way that they deserve. However, there are times when a wrong diagnosis and medication can make a patient worse. There are even times when a doctor doesn’t see a problem at all and the patient continues to worsen. These are medical negligence and malpractice cases.
Catching an infection from the doctor’s office or hospital. Though many people believe that the doctor’s office and hospitals are safe places, the truth is that you can catch an infection while you are there. Some of these are really serious and can be deadly if not caught and treated right away.
Injured during surgery. Doctors can also make mistakes during surgery and, if this happens, you likely have a negligence and malpractice case. There are times when something goes wrong with the anesthesia, the doctor slips with his or her tools, something gets left in your incision, and much more.
Not warned about the risks of a procedure. Before you undergo any diagnostic procedure or surgery, you need to be told about all of the risks and complications. If something happens that you weren’t told about, you may have a good case.
Why do you need a lawyer when it comes to medical negligence or malpractice?
Your lawyer will be able to help you decide if you even have a case. Before you go trying to fight anyone, it is important that you sit down with a lawyer who specializes in medical negligence and malpractice to see if you even have a case.
He or she will go over your options. After discussing your case, he or she can talk to you about the different options that you have. This allows you to make an informed decision that you can feel good about.
And if you decide to fight, will be with you every step of the way. We will work hard to fight for you as soon as you decide to do so. We will work hard to make sure that you are prepared with everything needed to have a successful case. We will do everything that we can to make sure that you have a good outcome.
It is also important to know that you are going to be facing insurance companies. These companies have the resources to shut down most negligence and malpractice cases before they even get started. You should never go up against them without any legal help.
If you think that you may have a medical negligence case, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will be glad to talk to you about what happened so we can discuss your options. If you decide to fight for your rights, we will be with you every step of the way. You won’t have to go up against the insurance company by yourself!