There are many reasons that malpractice may occur – poor communication or lack of communication, a lack of adequate staff, a failure to follow mandatory policies and procedures, the administration of the wrong drug, incorrectly performed medical procedures, unnecessary surgeries, and hospital infections.
In short, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional neglects or omits adequate treatment to a patient and causes them injuries. Medical malpractice can occur in any field of medicine. Each of these events can lead to serious injuries and even death. It can be caused by chiropractors, dentists, OB/GYN’s, orthopedic surgeons, cardiac surgeons, psychiatrists, and cosmetic surgeons. Health Maintenance Organizations (or HMOs) can also be responsible for malpractice if they deny their members coverage after they are told of the policy member’s problem or if they refuse to pay for treatments solely because of cost.
Medical malpractice cases can be very expensive and difficult to litigate. Those who are typically sued in such cases – doctors and hospitals – have access to substantial resources and the standard to hold them accountable is high. To win, we have to prove that the actions of the doctor or hospital caused the injury. At the Law Office of Troy King, we fight fire with fire. We use a team of nurses and carefully selected doctors to review and evaluate medical records, to ascertain and determine the cause of malpractice injuries and deaths, and to expose the responsible parties.
If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, you may have the right to recover money damages. If you have been hurt and believe your injuries were caused by a doctor or other medical practitioner, you should contact a lawyer today. As with all lawsuits, there is a statue of limitations or a term set out in the law within which you must file your lawsuit or you will lose the ability to ever bring it.
A person injured by the medical malpractice of another may be able to recover money for:
• Medical Expenses
• Lost Wages
• Pain and Suffering
• Loss of the Enjoyment of Life
• Loss of Marital Benefits
• Physical Disability or Disfigurement
• Mental Anguish and Emotional Distress
Many times those who have been the victims of medical malpractice are placed under a heavy burden because they can no longer work or enjoy life. In addition to the financial burdens they experience, they may also experience on-going physical and emotional pain and temporary or permanent injuries. Sometimes filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is the only way for a victim to receive compensation for their suffering.
To have your case reviewed and to find out if you are eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, call our office toll-free at (855) 335-8769 or by clicking here to complete a free case evaluation form.