Physicians and medical professionals must follow a standard of care to ensure the well-being and care of patients. Part of this standard of care is following compliance and proper protocols.
Mistakes happen in healthcare, even with careful consideration and procedure. When a physician or healthcare professional makes an honest mistake that leads to an injury, exacerbated health issue, or illness, this is considered medical negligence.
Medical negligence does not always result in immediate physical injury; sometimes, these mistakes can take years to surface. If you suffer from negligent or poor healthcare, our attorneys can help you sort through the details of your potential case.
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Is Medical Negligence Different from Medical Malpractice?
Medical negligence and medical malpractice have similar outcomes. This is why they are typically referred to interchangeably.
The only difference is that medical negligence is typically a medical mistake, while medical malpractice is considered professional negligence or a disregard for patient care that results in injury.
The patient receiving medical negligence or medical malpractice experiences the same results from a misdiagnosis or failure to treat a condition. Getting legal advice from an experienced attorney will help you explore your options, including a lawsuit if it makes sense.
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What are Common Types of Medical Negligence?
There are six common types of medical negligence, which often crossover into medical malpractice, including:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Misreading or misreporting laboratory results, as well as ignoring results
- Unnecessary surgery or treatment recommendations
- Improper medication or dosage
- Surgical errors
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
- Premature discharge after a hospital stay or procedure
Worsening of an original condition, additional illnesses, unnecessary surgery, pain and suffering, emotional distress, impairment, and sometimes death are some severe consequences of medical negligence.
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If I’ve Experienced Medical Negligence, What Can I Do About It?
There are four ways to prove medical negligence, including proof that a professional duty was owed to the patient, a breach of duty, an injury or breach, and resulting damages.
We are experienced in managing complex medical negligence and medical malpractice cases. We will interview medical experts, examine medical records, solicit witnesses and gather all the needed facts and information to build a claim on your behalf.
When you need to hold a physical or medical professional accountable for poor patient care and neglect, our attorneys can help you recover compensation, damages, and punitive damages.
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