Fighting to Reduce Egregious Medical Errors
Medical malpractice is a broad term generally used to describe any treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on the part of a health care provider that causes harm to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice can take many forms, too numerous to list. Medical malpractice can include, however, misdiagnosis, improper treatment, failure to treat, delay in treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow-up, prescription errors, etc. In many instances, medical malpractice is not obvious to a lay-person and requires the review and analysis by medical experts.Patient Safety: A National Healthcare Challenge A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine estimates that as many as 98,000 people die in US hospitals each year as a result of lapses in patient safety, and claimed that patient safety had become one of most pressing challenges to our nation’s healhcare system.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of law. These cases require having a significant understanding of both legal and medical aspects to fully investigate and prosecute the claim. If you suspect that you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, consulting with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can help assist you in evaluating your claim is always your best course of action.