Medical malpractice happens to thousands of patients each year because of negligence and medical miscalculations. Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or oversight by a medical health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and result in injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical mistake. Hospital negligence is another thing that causes patients to have further injuries and often times die. A hospital can be held responsible for the negligence of their employees. Normally nurses are hospital employees and in some cases medical technicians and paramedics are also employed by a hospital.
According to statistics there are five top reasons of medical malpractice.
- Incorrect diagnosis on a patient having a wrong identification on the exact illness or problem after an examination.
- Failure to obtain consent and equipment failure and breach of care due to other failures.
- Making a mistake during a procedure resulting to an injury or death.
- Non-fulfillment to administer assistants to doctors, nurses or residents. Making sure that every procedure was done accordingly.
- Wrong prescription of medicines and the administration of medications that eventually lead to medical malpractice.
There are different reasons for malpractice claims, some of these are, Medication errors from the medical practitioner prescribing incorrect drugs that brings dangerous reactions with other medication that is taken by the patient. Another thing is that doctors are not following the standard safety procedures and protocols in providing health care. Plus, inadequate instructions and education for their treatment and follow-up procedures that causes patients to be more ill and severe. When these things happen to patients, malpractice claims come in and malpractice lawsuits are filed.
It is important that we understand that our doctors are here to provide a reasonable level of care for their patients and not expect to cure our illnesses or diseases. But an action of negligence from them that causes injury and harm that could have been prevented if only they have done something is a violation of their duties as health care providers and leads to medical malpractice. This is just one of the grounds for medical malpractice lawsuit in which with the right circumstances and a good lawyer can help you cover your medical bills, income and ongoing care that was a result of the medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims consists of four elements, Damages, Breach, Duty and Causation. A plaintiff must initiate a lawsuit by filing papers to the court that there was a medical malpractice or medical negligence. Every patient deserves to have a fair and just treatment and trial to accommodate the medical failures they are experiencing and what trauma they have went through because of medical negligence. An experienced lawyer can establish the cause of injury and present the case in a very good way that the jury can understand. Giving you the exceptional level of service that you deserve to continue fighting for what illness you may have.