Medical malpractice is an injury or death that occurs because a medical professional fails to provide proper treatment to a patient.
The statistics on medical malpractice are staggering. Every year in the United States, over 100,000 patients are seriously injured or killed by infections contracted while in the hospital, unnecessary surgeries, and other errors in medical treatment.
There are several ways medical errors can lead to a patient's death. Some of the most common are:
- Errors in medical prescriptions—this includes medical professionals prescribing the wrong medication, prescribing the wrong dosage of a medication or prescribing a medication that interacts negatively with medications that the patient may already be taking
- Failure to properly diagnose cancer or other serious medical conditions
- Surgical mistakes
- Improper anesthesia administration
- Misread x-rays
- Failure to treat cancer or other serious conditions in a timely manner
- Failure to admit seriously ill patients to the hospital after evaluating them in the emergency room
If you suspect that you or a family member has suffered serious injury as a result of a medical malpractice, please fill out the form on this website for a free evaluation of your case by an attorney.
It is important to note that there are time limits that vary from state to state that dictate the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice claim. A delay in filing may prevent you from receiving the compensation you and your family deserve.