You have the right to expect your health care providers to act within the standard of care when providing medical treatment to you and to your family. If you think that you are the victim of medical errors, we can help.
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Medical Malpractice is generally defined as improper care or treatment by a physician, hospital, or other provider of health care, which causes harm to the patient. Medical Malpractice or Medical Mistakes may take the form of an act or an omission. This can include doing something that should not have been done (an act), or by failing to do something that should have been done (an omission). Medical Malpractice is often referred to as medical negligence or a deviation from the standard of care.
Medical Malpractice Laws apply to doctors, nurses, hospitals, practices, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and other health care professionals and institutions. Medical Malpractice Laws are different, often significantly, from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Medical Malpractice Claims against physicians often include allegations of the failure to properly and timely reach a proper diagnosis; failing to appropriately treat or manage the medical condition, or inappropriately treating and managing it; failure to timely have surgery performed; failure to obtain such testing as was indicated; failure to properly interpret the results of such testing; failure to obtain proper historic information; failure to obtain consultations; failure to promptly and timely perform surgery; and failure to create a proper differential diagnosis and act in proper accord with it.
Medical Malpractice Claims against hospitals and institutions often include: failure to use reasonable care in the maintenance of safe and adequate facilities and equipment; failure to select and retain only competent physicians; failure to oversee all persons who practice medicine within its walls as to patient care; failure to formulate, adopt and enforce adequate rules and policies to ensure quality care for the patient.
The bottom line is that Medical Malpractice cases are among the most difficult to handle of all personal injury claims, and they require significant investment of time and expense to pursue. We have the experience, skill, and resources to get your case to a successful conclusion. We can help.