Not every medical error or omission results in medical negligence as there are many risks and complications with medicine. However, many medical errors and injuries are avoidable. Medical professionals have a duty to exercise a reasonable degree of care and skill due to their specialized medical training.
Medical negligence or malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, nurse, or any other entity licensed to practice medicine provides medical care or treatment in a manner that deviates from the medical standard of care and in turn, a patient is injured. The medical standard of care refers to the type and level of care that a reasonably competent healthcare provider – in the same field with similar training – would have done under the same or similar circumstances.
When a patient suffers injury or even dies due to an omission or error on the part of a hospital or medical professional, the medical professional is not inclined to provide information about the error to you or your loved ones.
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of a hospital, doctor, or other medical professionals, you may be entitled to recover damages for the injuries you or your loved one sustained. The Reese Law Firm works with highly qualified medical experts to review your medical records, diagnostic tests, and other pertinent information to determine whether a medical professional has deviated from the medical standard of care.
To learn more about how we may be able to assist you, please feel free to contact us online or call (407) 992-6299 today for a free initial consultation.