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What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate treatment to patients resulting in a personal injury or substantial loss of income.
Why Is A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Needed For Medical Mistakes?
Medical Malpractice is a doctor’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. When medical “standards” are not followed, it is also known as med mal. A lawyer that knows about medical problems & medical laws is needed to help a claim reach the courts in the fastest, accurate, and most complete way possible. A medical malpractice lawyer will work with the hospital system & medical law system to find out what your rights and legal options are. While you or someone you know gets better or recovers from your medical mistake or injury, the medical malpractice attorney will fight for your legal rights.
Have I Waived My Rights Because I Signed A Consent Form?
This question is asked by numerous people. Health care providers are not given a license to commit malpractice simply because a consent form was filled out by a patient. Despite the fact that the execution of a characteristic consent form specifies acknowledgment of the stated risks and complications in conjunction with a given treatment or operation, it doesn’t relieve a health care provider from their responsibility of meeting the standard of care in association with such treatment or operations.
Medical Malpractice cases are very complicated and very expensive to pursue…make sure that you select a firm with sufficient financial resources to aggressively pursue your medical malpractice claim…
Medical malpractice, simply put, occurs when your medical provider deviates from the normal standard of care. Medical providers are required to exercise reasonable care in accordance with the standards of care for the profession involved. If a doctor, surgeon, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or fails to act, in a manner that deviates from the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable for an injured person’s damages. Though the majority of health care providers do good work, mistakes are sometimes made which could adversely affect a person, as well as their family and friends, for the rest of their lives. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we represent individuals and their families whose medical provider has breached the standard of care in diagnosing or treating medical conditions. Medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving:
- Birth-related injuries
- Brain injuries
- Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis
- Emergency room errors
- Nursing home negligence, abuse, and neglect
- Obstetrical gynecological malpractice
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Patient neglect
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors