When medical malpractice occurs, the responsible parties violate the trust that patients put in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. We enter hospitals and other healthcare facilities with the expectation that we will be provided with proper care. A person’s failure to fulfill these responsibilities can cause life-changing injuries to victims, along with significant financial and emotional effects.
The Tennessee medical malpractice team at LawMD can help if you or a loved one has been injured because of negligence. We will hold negligent parties accountable and recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, other expenses, as well as non-economic damages that you have suffered. Call us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help.
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“Medical malpractice” describes incidents in which the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional causes injury to a patient. The definition of medical malpractice is based on a “standard of care” that all people who work in healthcare must adhere to. Essentially, all people who provide medical care must do whatever they can to provide their patients with proper treatment. The failure to do this is the result of negligence, and responsible parties can be held liable for damages.
Sadly, negligence is not limited to treatment. Although many medical errors do occur during hospital stays or when a patient is undergoing a surgical procedure, negligence can happen at any step of a patient’s treatment. Even negligence early in the process can cause injury to a patient later on.
A medical malpractice case may focus on incidents such as:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injury
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Medication errors
- Postoperative negligence
- Surgical errors
In many cases, the people who are responsible for administering treatment to patients are liable for medical malpractice. This may include doctors, nurses, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and others who work directly with patients. Additionally, the administrators of hospitals, urgent care facilities, and other medical centers are often held liable as well because they are responsible for overseeing their staff and providing them with resources. Inexperience or lack of preparedness can lead to malpractice and patient injury.
Parties who do not directly administer treatment, but are partially responsible for a patient’s health, can be held liable for medical malpractice as well. Pharmacists, for example, do not administer treatment to patients but are responsible for their health. The negligence of a pharmacist can cause injury to patients.
Companies who produce drugs and medical devices or provide testing services to healthcare facilities can also be held liable for medical malpractice if defective products are partially responsible for a patient’s injuries.
If you believe you did not receive proper medical care and were injured as a result, the negligence of those responsible should not be ignored. You are entitled to compensation as the victim of medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one was injured because of medical malpractice, contact LawMD today. We have a team of physician-attorneys who are prepared to advocate for you. Unlike most law firms, we can apply our medical and legal knowledge to your case to ensure you are fairly compensated. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.
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