What is Medical Malpractice?
Healthcare providers are required to be careful and comply with generally accepted standards and protocols when carrying out the services and procedures they get paid to complete. Unfortunately, not all providers are always careful in the services they provide which can result in serious harm and even death. When medical errors result in injury, our legal system allows the injured patient to hold our healthcare system accountable and seek redress for the harms done. The area of law dealing with these medical-legal issues is often referred to as medical malpractice. At Owens, McCrea & Linscott, we regularly represent individuals who have suffered extensive injuries or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care provider.
Serious injury or death can also result from medical negligence involving:
Cardiovascular Surgery Injuries
Serious Medication Side Effects
Medical Device Injuries
Injuries from Failure of Diagnose
Injuries from Delays in Diagnosis
Injuries from Misdiagnosis
When someone is injured from the negligence or misconduct of a healthcare professional, the law provides a means of obtaining compensation, allowing the injured party or parties to move on with their lives.
What should I do if INJURED AS A RESULT OF medical malpractice?
Not every bad result means someone was negligent. Our experience has made us adept at analyzing these cases, simplifying complex medical matters, and identifying and aggressively pursuing legal remedies. But, if you have a question about a possible injury resulting from medical negligence, please contact us today so we can help you decide what to do.