What is Medical Malpractice?

We trust medical professionals with our health and expect that doctors and other healthcare workers will do their best. This is not always the case, however, and sometimes a patient is injured by treatment that falls below the accepted standard of care. When medical professionals breach the duty of care owed to their patients and this breach results in injury, it is medical malpractice. Thousands of incidents of medical malpractice happen every year, and medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur in a number of different ways, including:

  • Failure to diagnosis or a misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to properly treat a patient or improper treatment
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Improper surgery
  • Leaving an instrument inside a patient during surgery
  • Failure to recognize the need to send a patient to a specialist
  • Failure to recognize the danger posed to an unborn child and the need for a cesarean section
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Failure to take an adequate patient history or take a patient’s concerns seriously

Medical negligence frequently results in permanent injury or even wrongful death. All cases are subject to strict time limitations, so if you believe you or a family member has been injured by medical negligence, an experienced medical malpractice attorney should be sought immediately.

The Med Law team has extensive experience in handling medical malpractice claims. Our seasoned attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and have obtained many multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of injured patients. We work with the finest medical experts to ensure that every member of our team understands the medicine and can fight these cases with the same sophistication and knowledge that the doctors do. 

If you or a loved has been injured as a result of medical negligence and you want the facts of your care investigated you should contact the Med Law team at 1-888-MEDLAW 1 or click here for a free consultation. Se habla espanol. Home and hospital visits are available.