Medical Injuries/Death

Any and all unanticipated side effects, undesirable or unexpected outcomes from medical treatment do not automatically justify a claim for medical malpractice.  Likewise, it is not a medical malpractice claim if your doctor has a bad attitude or acted like a jerk during the course of your treatment (I wish it was).  The law is VERY specific, so the facts of a particular medical malpractice claim must all fit together like pieces of a puzzle to prove successful.  But each year over a hundred thousand people die from medical malpractice, and hundreds of thousands more suffer permanent, disabling injuries from medical errors.  Many medical errors are avoidable, so when all puzzle pieces fit together, a medical malpractice claim can prove substantial.   

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, I have clearly noticed a significant rise in the number of calls I receive regarding cases of potential medical malpractice.  Also unfortunate is the fact that a medical malpractice case is the most difficult case to win – in my opinion.  The law says that medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional “fails to exercise the same level of care, skill, or diligence that is normally exercised by other professionals in the same specialty or school of practice, thereby causing injury or death to a patient.”  In regular English, this means is that a person must prove the health care professional did something (or failed to do something) that was the CAUSE of the injury or death.

Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, I have clearly noticed a significant rise in the number of calls I receive regarding cases of potential medical malpractice.  Also unfortunate is the fact that a medical malpractice case is the most difficult case to win – in my opinion.  The law says that medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional “fails to exercise the same level of care, skill, or diligence that is normally exercised by other professionals in the same specialty or school of practice, thereby causing injury or death to a patient.”  In regular English, this means is that a person must prove the health care professional did something (or failed to do something) that was the CAUSE of the injury or death.

Any and all unanticipated side effects, undesirable or unexpected outcomes from medical treatment do not automatically justify a claim for medical malpractice.  Likewise, it is not a medical malpractice claim if your doctor has a bad attitude or acted like a jerk during the course of your treatment (I wish it was).  The law is VERY specific, so the facts of a particular medical malpractice claim must all fit together like pieces of a puzzle to prove successful.  But each year over a hundred thousand people die from medical malpractice, and hundreds of thousands more suffer permanent, disabling injuries from medical errors.  Many medical errors are avoidable, so when all puzzle pieces fit together, a medical malpractice claim can prove substantial.   

Type of Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice claims can take many shapes and form, but the most common issues I’ve seen include:

Misdiagnosis of a medical condition

Delayed diagnosis of a medical condition

Lack of informed consent (your permission) for a procedure

Surgical errors by the physician

Emergency room related errors by the physician and staff

Birth-related trauma

Nursing errors related to care and treatment

Anesthesia errors and omissions

Hospital Administration errors

Physical Abuse by staff

Surgical objects left behind

Surgery on the wrong body part

As stated above, not every bad experience with a doctor or hospital amounts to medical malpractice under the law.  However, if you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible who knows what to look for to determine whether your case should be brought forward.  That’s where the Outlawyer comes in to help!

Nursing Home Abuse

Cases that involve any abuse or neglect of the elderly trouble me the most.  Other than children, the elderly deserve the highest protection within our society.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can alter a child’s quality of life forever.  These are very emotional cases to work on.  Most times, a birth injury will require a life-time of medical treatment, regular nursing care as well as future medical needs.

Pharmacy Malpractice

It is truly amazing to me how many injuries are caused by the improper distribution of medication.  It is scary to think about how many pharmacy transactions take place every day.

Nursing Home Abuse

Cases that involve any abuse or neglect of the elderly trouble me the most.  Other than children, the elderly deserve the highest protection within our society.

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can alter a child’s quality of life forever.  These are very emotional cases to work on.  Most times, a birth injury will require a life-time of medical treatment, regular nursing care as well as future medical needs.

Pharmacy Malpractice

It is truly amazing to me how many injuries are caused by the improper distribution of medication.  It is scary to think about how many pharmacy transactions take place every day.

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