Medical malpractice occurs when an injury is caused due to the failure of a medical professional or medical facility to use optimum levels of care, skill, or diligence in discharging their professional duties.
It's important to note that medical malpractice doesn't occur every time medical treatment isn't successful. It's imperative that a patient is given good medical care according to accepted standards in the community, or, in the case of a specialist, accepted standards in their medical specialty.
Be Aware of the Various Types of Medical Malpractice
Failure to diagnose
Surgical errors such as a slip of the knife severing a nerve during an operation
Medical instruments, sponges, needles or other foreign objects dropped inside a patient and left there after surgery
Errors in prenatal diagnostic testing
Failure to advise of diagnosis
Lack of informed consent
Abandonment (failure to attend to a patient)
Improperly prescribing a drug
Failing to inform the patient of available treatments
Continuing a treatment that has been shown to be ineffective
Below standard treatment or incorrectly performed treatment
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It's a doctor's duty to disclose information pertaining to the treatment you will receive. If your condition is beyond the scope of practice or expertise of the examining doctor, they must refer you to a specialist. If your doctor fails to follow this, and an injury occurs as a result, you may have a case for a medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can occur at any point in the course of diagnosis and treatment. Get in touch with us at Premo Law Firm PLLC to build a strong medical practice case in your defense if you or your loved one has been a victim to one. We offer FREE
In all matters involving personal injury, it's essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call us now at 518-436-8000 or submit a simple Case Review Form. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we'll work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there's a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.
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