Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to a provider’s lack of proper care. Doctors, dentists, hospitals, medical offices, and clinics can all be liable. When you’ve suffered because of their mistakes, you’re entitled to financial compensation. Medical malpractice can be a scary experience. As with all cases, our firm handles situations in a manner that guides you through the process with care and caters to your needs.
Injuries resulting in a medical malpractice case can include:
- Mistakes from surgeries or anesthesia
- Error with medication
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Childbirth injuries
Can a surgery be medical malpractice?
Not all mistakes from surgeries or anesthesia constitute as medical malpractice as patients are warned of risks involved with surgery. The patient is required to acknowledge understanding of those risks before authorizing the surgery to take place. Any injuries associated with those risks aren’t medical malpractice.
Follow-up care is just as important with surgeries. If a patient receives proper instructions on follow-up care but doesn’t follow those instructions, the injuries that occur as a result aren’t medical malpractice.