When you are ill, injured, or have a medical concern, you seek out the help of trained professionals to find answers and get the treatment you need. But what happens if that professional does not hold up to the high legal and medical standards of their profession? What happens to you and your family if you are victimized by medical malpractice or negligence?
Medical malpractice is considered something that should not happen, but unfortunately does at an alarming rate. It is estimated that anywhere from 65,000 to 200,000 people die every year due to medical errors or malpractice. Of those, 25,000 to 120,000 are attributed directly to negligence. That makes medical errors and malpractice among the leading causes of death among Americans. There are hundreds of thousands of other instances of medical malpractice all across the United States that leave patients injured.
Common Medical Malpractice Case Types
Medical malpractice claims arise from a wide variety of situations. At Daic Law, we represent clients in many of the common forms of medical malpractice claims, including (but not limited to):
- Medical errors, such as failure to diagnose or treat a medical condition, wrong diagnosis, delayed diagnoses, improper treatment, or other negligence on the part of healthcare providers or hospital staff.
- Medication errors, including diagnosing the wrong medication or dosage, or failing to warn patients about the dangers of medications.
- Surgical errors, including retained objects, wrong site surgery, injuries caused by surgeon error, or improper wound care to prevent infection.
- Birth injuries, including claims related to cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, negligent monitoring or diagnoses of maternal health conditions, delayed birth, and failure to order a cesarean section.
- Defective medical devices, including devices that are recalled or have an FDA warning for possible risks or side effects, as well as improper use of medical devices.
Determining if you have a medical malpractice claim will depend on the individual facts of your case, as well as applicable standards and laws that apply. The best way to find out if you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is to contact Daic Law to speak with our medical malpractice attorney about your case.
Understanding Your Rights
As a patient, you have the right to healthcare that is in accordance with state and federal laws, as well as medically accepted standards. Unfortunately, the law does not make it easy for you to prove that your injuries were caused by negligence or malpractice. Determining if your case constitutes medical malpractice requires a thorough evaluation of your situation, medical records, interviews with healthcare providers and experts, and evidence that negligent conduct led to the harm you suffered.
What is most important for you to remember is that you do not have to face the devastation of medical malpractice alone. The team at Daic Law is here to help you navigate through this difficult ordeal and ensure that your rights are protected. Further, if you do have a claim for medical malpractice, our attorney can help you pursue compensation for your financial losses and the injuries you have suffered.
Medical Malpractice Guidance You can Trust
The medical malpractice claims process can be difficult, confusing, and may seem overwhelming. These are just some of the reasons why it is important that you choose an attorney you can trust. At Daic Law, our team strives to offer your family legal guidance that is tailored to your case and will obtain the most favorable outcome. We are prepared to scour applicable laws, utilize the best resources available, and provide you with the tools you need to defend your rights and get the justice you deserve.
To find out more about your legal rights as a patient, medical malpractice laws, or cases involving any of the situations described above, call Daic Law at (713) 808-5246, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schedule a free consultation and get started protecting your rights today.