Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or a nurse makes a medical error that falls below the “accepted standard of care.” Generally, this standard of care is measured against the care that would have been provided by another medical professional in the same field.
Medical malpractice cases can arise from a doctor’s improper action or failure to act. By failing to do what they are required to do, doctors can put their patients at risk. Patients trust their doctors to provide the best care they can to protect their health and well-being. Unfortunately, when doctors or nurses fail to provide the care a patient expects and deserves, there can be devastating consequences.
There are many different circumstances where medical malpractice may occur. As a result of medical malpractice, a patient can be misdiagnosed leaving their illness or condition untreated. Patients may also consent to a treatment less favorable to them because a doctor failed to inform them about all of their available options. A medical malpractice claim may arise from a doctor’s failure to:
1. Thoroughly review test results;
2. Use proper surgical protocol;
3. Order necessary tests; and
4. Inform a patient about alternate treatment options
Doctors essentially have their patient’s lives in their hands, so a mistake can be as serious as life threatening. Injuries from medical malpractice can include unnecessary medical bills, hospitalization, additional damages from an undiagnosed illness, physical impairment, and even death. These injuries may have lasting effects on not only the victim’s life, but those of their family and friends as well. Victims of medical malpractice deserve to be brought to justice for their injuries.
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have experienced medical malpractice attorneys that are devoted to fighting for your rights. If you have been a victim to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. We have seen many patients who have been harmed from their doctor’s negligence. Our attorneys strive to seek justice for those patients who have fallen victim to a medical mistake. If you or a loved one have incurred injuries from a medical mistake, contact our firm so that we can fight for your right to the compensation you deserve.