Medical Malpractice & Doctor Negligence
Medical malpractice is a term used to identify an act or acts of negligence perpetrated by doctors, nurses, dentists, and other providers of professional health care. This typically occurs when a professional health care provider treats a patient in a manner that deviates from the standards of those with comparable training and expertise are expected to adhere to when faced with a similar situation, and a patient is harmed. Medical malpractice injuries can range from mild to severe, with many incidents resulting in injuries that have long-term consequences for patients involved.
All results of medical acts or procedures that may be unsatisfactory or unsuccessful do not constitute medical malpractice. If a physician or other medical professional did not act in a negligent manner during the course of administering treatment, but unexpected results still occurred, a patient may not necessarily have grounds for legal action to recover damages. However, those who believe otherwise should consult with a qualified personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice claims in the jurisdiction. A statue of limitations is applicable for these types of claims, therefore, prompt action is important to ensure that parties who may be responsible for one's injuries are held accountable.
Even in the situation where a patient has signed a consent form, releasing medical providers from liability in the event something goes wrong during the course of treatment, one may still have a valid medical malpractice claim if unexpected results occur, and negligence is found to be a factor. Prior to giving consent for treatment, physicians are required to inform patients of potential risks involved, and may be found liable if negligence or wrongful acts contribute to injury and the potential risks were not adequately explained.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the action of a medical care provider, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Contacting a medical malpractice lawyer from the law firm of Calano & Culhane, LLP for a consultation about your case is the first step in getting the compensation you may be entitled to under the law for damages. please call for a free consultation. We will provide you with a clear and prompt analysis of your claim and will fight hard for you.
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