What is Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice what is it

What is Medical Malpractice

When you are seen by a doctor or other medical professional regarding your health concerns, you assume you will get the best care possible. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. When physicians, technicians, nurses and other medical professionals make mistakes during medical care, the outcomes can be life altering or even life threatening.

Medical Malpractice occurs when medical professionals fail to treat their patients with the same standard of care as other medical professionals. The question that must be answered in a medical malpractice case is whether the doctor failed to treat the patient with the same standard of care that other physicians with the same amount of training and experience would have treated the patient.

Lasik Surgery

Lasik eye surgery corrects nearsightedness and has had positive outcomes for many people who have had vision problems all of their lives. However, if the procedure isn’t done correctly, it can have devastating effects such as permanent and correctable vision impairment and blindness. Your eye care professional must screen each patient carefully to make sure they are a candidate for the surgery. Improper screening is one major cause for Lasik malpractice cases. Failure to properly measure the cornea of the eye is another common cause for bad Lasik procedures. When the cornea is measured improperly, damage to the eye can be catastrophic.

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is another ground breaking procedure that has benefited many people. When the surgery goes wrong because of a botched procedure, the patient’s attempt to get healthier ends in misery, with some people losing their lives. Factors that can cause complications, additional surgeries and fatalities include infection, blood clots, kidney problems and leaking of gastric fluids after surgery. It is imperative that your surgeon gives you proper post-operative treatment. This includes looking into any reports patients may have regarding ongoing pain shortly after surgery, shortness or breath and possible infection.

Hospital Injuries

Hospital injuries are another type of medical malpractice. As with standards of care, patients assume that the hospital they are being admitted into is safe, staffed with competent medical professionals and technicians, and the facility is stocked with the proper supplies and up to date medical equipment. Hospital injuries include slip and fall accidents, medication errors, emergency room errors, and failure to care for nosocomial infections properly which lead to further deterioration of health. Be advised, that some cases regarding hospital injury are subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations regulates the time frame in which a case can be filed.

What is Medical Malpractice

What Do I Have To Show?

You must be able to show that your injuries were sustained when a doctor or hospital failed to exercise specific standards of care. Also, another medical expert must be able to show that the actions taken by the doctor or hospital directly resulted in your injury or loss.

You can be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you have been the victim of medical malpractice. Attorney Skip McManes will help you fight for compensation. Medical malpractice law is very detailed and specific. You need an experienced expert in medical malpractice to advocate for you. Skip McManes will consult with you regarding your case. He will help you, or he will work with a skilled medical malpractice attorney in order to help you and your family. Contact McManes Law at (770) 645-8801, Toll Free at (866) 612-2481, or visit our website at www.mcmaneslaw.com.

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