The Standard Of Care For Medical Professionals
Medical professionals are human and may make mistakes while treating patients. When those mistakes result in serious injury or death, you should contact us to determine whether we can help.
Common mistakes by medical professional include:
- Wrong diagnosis
- Delay in diagnosis and treatment
- Prescription errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Hospital injuries
- Nursing home accidents or injuries
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to keep abreast of new developments in medicine
The word “malpractice” literally means “poor practice.” In order to prove malpractice, you must prove that a medical professional fell below the “standard of care.” The “standard of care” means to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Obviously, that depends on what the circumstances are, but a medical professional must exercise reasonable care in all situations. Any failure to exercise reasonable care that causes serious injury or death is called “medical malpractice.”
If you are injured by medical malpractice, you are entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries. You may get compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, permanent disability, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by a medical professional, call us to discuss your case. We do not charge for consultations, and we are here to answer any questions you have. We have handled hundreds of cases involving medical malpractice, and have seen just about everything.