If you have been injured by medical personnel (Hospital and/or physician) you may have the right to bring a lawsuit against the healthcare professional as well as the institution.
Legal action begins with contacting an expert physician familiar with the area of medicine in question. This physician must review all the applicable records and medical history, and render an opinion stating that the care and treatment departed from accepted medical practices, which in turn, was a cause of the sustained injuries.
A death caused by a negligent, careless, intentional or reckless act of another person or corporation is considered a wrongful death. In most cases, if the death of a relative or spouse was caused by the wrongful act of another, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party or parties.
In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove that you will experience sever future emotional and financial hardship because of the loss from the negligent death.
Surgical mistakes make up some of the most frequently reviewed potential medical malpractice cases. These can range from errors regarding the administration and monitoring of anesthesia, the type and length of incision, the surgery itself, and the inadvertent cutting or injuring of nerves organs, or other vital body parts. They even encompass the post-surgical care and follow up.
Failure to Diagnose
Failure to diagnose can result from a doctor ignoring symptoms, family history, patient history, or recent medical alerts. Blatant misdiagnosis is the result of a medial professional not considering all of the possibilities and not exercising due care.
Retaining the services of a lawyer is a must for those who believe that they have fallen victim to misdiagnosis of a medical condition. Misdiagnosis claims are not as rare as many people believe. However, they can be very difficult for the plaintiff to prove. It is essential to acquire the services of a lawyer that is experienced with handling such cases.
Birth defects resulting from medical malpractice by a physician, health clinic, hospital, or pharmaceutical company are actionable under the law.
The misdiagnosis of a fetal development condition, an error made during delivery, or the use of faulty medications are examples for the kind of errors for which you may recover damages.
Nursing Home Negligence
Failure to Diagnose