MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical Malpractice

GET THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE

When you go to a doctor for medical care, you are putting your health and your life in that professional's hands. You trust in that doctor's experience, training, and dedication to your health case. But medicine is a unique service. Unlike other services, the consumer receives very little information about the quality of the service, the need for the services, and the price of the services. That makes it very easy for health care providers to abuse your trust. 

Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers make errors, and the errors are common. Whatever the cause, the result may be additional medical care, long-term disability, or death.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, nearly a hundred thousand people are killed every year by preventable medical errors. According to some estimates, there may be as many as 15 million instances of medical harm caused by preventable medical errors. Some of the more common forms of medical malpractice include:

1. Birth injuries, including maternal complications 
2. Surgical complications 
3. Failure to diagnose cancer and other major illnesses 
4. Medication errors 
5. Nursing home negligence  

When these injuries occur, you or your loved ones may suffer debilitating injuries. At the very least, these injuries can lead to additional or repeated medical treatment. Other times, medical negligence results in permanent disability, requiring ongoing care and resulting in a diminished quality of life. Medical negligence may even result in death.
You Deserve a High Level of Care

You deserve the highest level of care available. All doctors, hospitals, and other institutions should be held to this standard and should not be allowed to provide less. Sometimes, doctors fall short of the standard because they are poorly trained, tired, or do not dedicate the time necessary to notice critical factors.

Other times, poor care may be due to the healthcare provider’s culture, which prioritizes cost savings over quality of care. Many healthcare facilities emphasize cost-cutting, such as optimizing the number of patients a doctor sees, rather than the time he or she spends with each patient. It may also mean delegating more care to less qualified medical personnel, such as interns, physician’s assistants, or nurses.

No matter who is to blame, holding doctors and hospitals responsible for their mistakes may do more than compensate you for your injury; it may prevent others from having to suffer as you have suffered.

MEDICAL CASES ARE DIFFICULT TO PROVE

The law requires a claimant to provide the opinion of another doctor within weeks of filing a medical negligence lawsuit. This means that another doctor must review the records and find fault with the actions of the health care provider you are suing. This is time consuming, and expensive as well. In order to prove a medical negligence case, the law requires that a claimant have another doctor to testify in court that medical negligence occurred. That is also time consuming, expensive, and can be difficult to arrange. Medical cases are, by their very nature, scientific and complex. You need a lawyer who understands the law of medical negligence, and has access to the resources necessary to prove a medical case.  

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a doctor's error, you deserve answers about what caused the error and whether you are entitled to compensation for the injuries. The attorneys of Guerra Law Group are dedicated to protecting the families from doctor's errors, and we may be able to help you. To learn more, please schedule a free consultation today.
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