Medical malpractice, negligence and errors are all a patient’s worst
nightmare. A single mistake with a scalpel or misreading charts can lead
to ongoing pain and suffering or even death. Doctors, nurses and medical
teams are held to high standards because of the risks involved, so if
you’ve been hurt during a medical procedure, it’s important
for you to speak up.
You may have gone into surgery expecting to have a bone repaired and woken
up with the other leg amputated due to a miscommunication. Maybe you were
meant to have a CAT scan and instead ended up in surgery because you were
confused with another patient. Whatever happened, it’s the responsibility
of the medical team and hospital to make sure your care and needs are
taken care of as the damage to your body is repaired. If you’re
disabled or permanently injured, then the at-fault party needs to be prepared
to compensate you accordingly.
Medical negligence is a fact. You can see it when a nurse ignores “false”
labor and a mother is left without a needed cesarean-section. You can
see it when anesthesia isn’t monitored properly and a patient goes
into cardiac arrest. There are hundreds of scenarios that should be safe
but that turn dangerous and deadly if enough care and attention isn’t applied.
Whether you’ve been left with painful scarring, infections, brain
damage or your child has suffered birth injuries, you have a right to
speak up and seek compensation. Our website has more information on medical
malpractice and negligence, so you can learn about the situations and
how cases are resolved.