Each day, hundreds of patients seek medical treatment from doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Patients place their health, trust, and lives into the hands of their healthcare professional. In return, doctors assure their patients that they will provide the best medical care and attention possible. Unfortunately, even the most experienced medical professionals can make fatal mistakes. These mistakes can leave a patient with permanent, irreversible damages.
Medical malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to meet a standard of care in line with others of similar background and training which results in a harm to the patient. Instances of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to, surgical errors, medication errors, performance of unnecessary, invasive or painful procedures, and failure to diagnose a patient’s condition.
Medical Malpractice Claims
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, “Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States.” It is estimated that 225,000 people will die each year due to negligent medical treatment. Fortunately, personal injury law protects victims and their families by allowing them to seek monetary damages to pay for their medical expenses, lost income, lost income earning capacity, and emotional pain and suffering. By filing a medical malpractice claim, victims and their families protect their financial well-being and security.
Before a malpractice victim can file a claim, they must be able to demonstrate that:
- The medical professional was responsible for the patient.
- The medical professional breached that responsibility.
- The victim (patient) sustained an injury.
- The victim (patient) sustained the injury because of the medical professional’s negligence.
Victims may find it hard to prove medical malpractice if they do not understand the law concerning medical malpractice. If you or a loved one sustained injuries at the hands of a medical professional, you should speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Forrest B. Johnson & Associates is a reputable medical malpractice/personal injury firm that has helped medical malpractice victims throughout the country recover damages for their injuries or for the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys will review your medical records and consult with medical experts to determine whether medical negligence was committed by a professional healthcare provider such as a hospital, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, technician or nursing home staff member.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a professional healthcare provider you must take action within a limited period of time or you will lose your right to seek recovery. To learn about your legal rights, please don’t delay.
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