When you are sick or injured, you seek a doctor’s care or medical treatment with the hope of diagnosing the ailment, obtaining a treatment plan and/or prescriptions, surgery (if necessary), and ultimately healing. Unfortunately, treatment and medication errors occur every day as the result of medical negligence. If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice action against your provider.
Each medical malpractice case is very different, but all of them are technical and require the compassion, attention and experience of Williams & Walsh, LLC.
To be successful in a medical malpractice claim, the injured person must prove:
1) A relationship between a medical professional and the injured person, which gave rise to a duty of care;
2) That the medical professional breached that duty, and
3) An injury as a result of the breach.
When a medical professional violates the standard of care for a particular treatment of a patient and the patient suffers an injury as a result, he/she has committed medical malpractice. Medical professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, surgeons, physician’s assistants, pharmacists and more. An patient must incur harm in order to bring a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, medical malpractice by medical professionals often causes long term, life changing injuries and even death.
In addition to the medical professional who made the mistake, injured patients can also bring a lawsuit against the medical institution that employed the at-fault professional. Such medical institutions include, but are not limited to, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Injuries from medical negligence can occur in many settings: obtaining the wrong prescriptions and/or doses, the delivery room, emergency room, during surgery and even during routine procedures.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact us today at (843)722-0157.
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