Medical malpractice is when a doctor or another medical professional – like a nurse or technician, does something or doesn’t do something that causes an injury or some harm to you, the patient. The medical professional’s act or failure to act (called an “omission”) is called “medical negligence.”
A malpractice claim exists if a provider’s negligence causes injury or damages to a patient. However, experiencing a bad outcome isn’t always proof of medical negligence. Also, on occasion, health-care providers will inform a patient that the person has received negligent medical care from a previous healthcare provider and presumably in an effort at complete honesty, will sometimes tell a patient that they, themselves, have made a mistake.
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, the facts necessary to prove your case are based on the medical records and testimony of medical experts. Your attorney must understand the facts of medicine and the law to effectively prepare expert medical witnesses whose testimony is necessary for any successful medical malpractice or negligence case.
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury as the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical professional or facility, call Richard today.
We handle a variety of medical malpractice claims for clients including those arising out of:
- Missed Diagnosis
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Lack of Informed Consent
- Birth Injuries
- Healthcare Provider Errors
- Misread X–ray, Slides, and Ultrasounds
- Medical Device Errors
- HMO Misconduct
- Medication / Pharmaceutical Errors
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Dental Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect