Accidents and errors are part of human nature, but when medical malpractice jeopardizes your health, safety and well-being, an error can be fatal. Every year, thousands of people die because of a preventable medical mistake. Despite the fact that doctors and physicians undergo rigorous training and must follow myriad of safety procedures, countless of people are victims of medical malpractice in the United States. If a doctor or physician failed to comply with safety regulations meant to ensure your safety, you may be entitled to compensation.
A standard level of medical care is expected from doctors, therapists, surgeons and physicians alike. When a medical professional fails to operate within these recognized medical standards, numerous types of injuries may result. Medical malpractice can be a cause of misdiagnosis, birth injury, medication error and quite possibly, failure to diagnose. All of these errors are costly and can lead to perilous, severe complications in the life of a patient.
A knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss can help you with:
• Incorrect or improper administration of drugs or medication
• Medical malpractice that resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one
• Prescription of drugs that you are allergic to
• Failure to diagnose or the misdiagnosis of an illness or condition
• Leaving a foreign object in a patient while performing surgery
• Mistakes made in delivery during childbirth
• Performing an unauthorized or unlicensed procedure
• Serious Injury, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Spinal Cord Injury
Proving Your Case of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims can be extremely complex and difficult to prove. Such cases require the expertise of a personal injury attorney who can gather all the necessary facts and medical records to validate your case. In addition to this, you may require the testimony of medical experts and/or witnesses familiar with your case. In order to establish liability and qualify for compensation in a case of medical negligence, a victim must be able to prove that the medical professional acted against the standard care that was expected of him/her and other medical professionals.
A medical malpractice lawyer is experienced in representing a broad range of medical negligence cases and will aggressively fight on your behalf. We are knowledgeable with the laws that protect victims of medical malpractice and with the complex process required to win your case. We will strive to adamantly secure your interests and protect your rights every step of the way. If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, talk with a medical malpractice lawyer at our firm. Call 701-235-8000 to schedule a consultation.