When you visit a doctor or any other licensed and certified medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take the appropriate precautions to provide you with prudent medical advice and care intended to minimize risks while working towards optimal health outcomes. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes a doctor or other medical professional or organization must be held accountable for their failure to provide you with safe treatment. If you have been injured as a result of irresponsible medical care, then you deserve to be compensated for your suffering through a medical malpractice lawsuit or claim.
1-800-Injured provides victims of medical malpractice with access to a broad network of attorneys who are ready to take their case today. Instead of spending valuable time at the start of your case trying to find an attorney who is available to help you, skip this extra work so you can enlist an attorney immediately to handle all of the administrative work. Stress is repeatedly shown to have serious negative impacts on physical recovery, and even these first steps of initiating and negotiating a claim can be significant in affecting your recovery.
Read more below to learn a bit more about medical malpractice. If you are the victim of this type of dangerous and irresponsible behavior, or if you are unsure of whether or not you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact 1-800-Injured today so that you can work directly with an attorney.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice, in its most simple definition, is any situation where a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional causes injury to a patient through negligence or recklessness. In the medical industry, this is often determined by considering the standard of care in the specific industry or specialty that the medical professional in question practices in. Your attorney will need to gather ample information about the standard of care in the specific field that your injury stemmed from.
Surgical errors are alarmingly common in the United States and can range from issues such as tools left behind after an operation to complete mixups of the procedure being done. These types of errors must be taken seriously immediately, and you may need to seek further treatment (from a different professional) in order to repair the damage done and facilitate a full recovery.
Failure to Diagnose
It is always important to get a second opinion after any sort of serious medical diagnosis, but you may be working with a professional who completely fails to diagnose, or fails to accurately identify your medical issue, leading to further complications.
With the wide range of prescription medications available in the United States, it is more important than ever for doctors and pharmacists to know about all of the possible drug interactions, side effects, and negative impacts for each medication a patient is prescribed. A mixup can cause serious damage, and may even be fatal.
1-800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service that connects the victims of medical malpractice with attorneys. Call today to be connected with a medical malpractice lawyer in your area.