What are some examples of medical malpractice?

When medical problems arise, it can create for some scary times. Health is always a top priority for individuals. Sometimes the cause and specificity of an illness are apparent. Other times it may take some more doctors appointments to narrow down the ailment. Doctors help us all the time. They diagnose us and tell us how we can help ourselves feel better. They do whatever they can to make sure you receive the best treatment possible. Although doctors are highly intelligent individuals who carry out a selfless job, they can make mistakes just like everybody else.

Healthcare professionals are held to a certain standard of care that they must practice when caring for people daily. If these professionals failed to care for you or your loved one due to negligence, carelessness or misjudgment, this can qualify as medical malpractice. You can seek legal counsel in order to present your case and find out what you can do next.

What is considered to be medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be defined as a form of negligence by a healthcare professional. When these individuals fail to meet their expected standard of care, there can be consequences due to the amount of trust placed in them. Their standard of care should be based on their peers and the institutions that they are associated with.

There are many different forms of medical malpractice. These include failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, surgical mistakes, emergency room mistakes, prescription errors and overdoses, labor and birth injuries, anesthesia errors, inadequate consent, hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections and improper care and follow-up. If you or a loved one has been exposed to one of these incidents, contact a professional medical malpractice attorney that can guide you in seeking the best legal action.

What can I gain from this lawsuit?

If you have a valid case involving medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can include economic damages, such as payment for medical bills, lost wages and future wages. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice by a healthcare professional or medical institution, you can set forth a wrongful death claim. A representative of the estate is also entitled to bring a survivor’s action against the wrongful party.  

Due to the complexity of medical malpractice cases, it’s always best to talk to an attorney. These cases can be hard to handle under emotional distress and can become complicated in terms of the negligence or mishandling done by the medical professional. Our firm is experienced when it involves cases of medical malpractice and we want to seek out the best conclusion for you and your family.

The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.