Medical professionals are meant to provide care and healing, but in cases of medical malpractice, the opposite occurs. Doctors and nurses, like all people, often make mistakes. Most of these mistakes could have been avoided had they used more care. Fortunately, most of these medical mistakes are of no consequence. However, since doctors and nurses are entrusted with the medical care of others, they are held to a higher standard.
A doctor is not negligent if he or she follows generally accepted medical protocols and the outcome is poor. When a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis, fails to treat a patient’s condition promptly, issues a wrong prescription, or neglects to administer appropriate care, the patient may suffer serious injury. There are many types of medical malpractice, including:
- Birth-Related Injuries to Infants
- Brain Injury
- Hospital Negligence
- Improper Diagnosis
- Failure to Diagnose cancers
- Injuries from Medication
- Blood Transfusions
- Negligent Amputation
- Emergency Room Negligence
- Wrongful Death
- Surgical Errors
The injured patient and his or her family may be overwhelmed with medical bills and other costs. In cases of permanent disability, the injured patient may never be able to work again. In addition, their families often endure lasting emotional pain and suffering.
If your or a family member has been injured due to medical malpractice, our firm can help you. Contact Davis, Saperstein, & Salomon, P.C., today. We have trained medical professionals on staff and lawyers who concentrate their practices in that area.