We have all heard the term “medical malpractice” at some point, but we never expect it to become a part of our own lives. By definition, medical malpractice simply means that a healthcare professional has been negligent and did not provide the standard level of care required of them.
In the United States, we have a culture of medicine and it is a regular part of our lives. Hospitals, doctor’s offices, and nursing homes are all places we go to seek cures for what ails us. From the common cold to getting an adjustment at the chiropractor, we entrust healthcare professionals with our well-being and with our lives.
Most Common Medical Malpractice Injuries
Medical malpractice can stretch across a broad range of areas, from slipping and falling at a hospital to the most severe cases of failure to diagnose or treat an illness. Some of the most common medical malpractice injuries are:
While there are too many to list here, injuries that are the result of a medical professional’s negligence can be life-altering for the victims of medical malpractice, as well as for their families.
How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
There have been many changes to the laws that govern how a medical malpractice lawsuit will be handled, resulting in a very complex and difficult area of law. Most times the burden of proof will rest on the victim or their family members.
Healthcare facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes will have teams of legal professionals and insurance adjusters that focus mainly on disproving any negligence by the healthcare professionals that work for them. They are well versed in providing the victims and their families with medical explanations that may lead you to believe nothing out-of-the-ordinary took place.
Your best course of action is to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney with a proven track record winning cases like yours. Because the laws often change and are so complicated, only someone who understands the intricacies involved in this area will be able to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.
What Should I Do Now?
First and foremost, we understand that you have many questions. How could this happen? Is this my fault? Could I have done something to avoid this? We have helped people all over the country find the answers.
At Brown Wharton & Brothers we have access to many medical experts who will help to find out what happened and who is responsible. We have built our practice by focusing solely on medical malpractice claims and have a proven track record winning cases like yours.
Contact our office right away. We will listen and review your case with no obligation or cost to you. We will do everything in our power to ensure that those responsible are held accountable and we will fight for your rights every step of the way. You can fill out our online submission form at the top of the screen or call us at 1-800-600-4210.