When you seek medical care from a professional, you expect nothing but the best care they can offer. So you have every right to be upset when something goes wrong and you 're injured because of their negligence. If you or someone you love has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice, or medical negligence, means that the doctor or other medical provider provided substandard care, care that an average doctor in that field would not have provided. Failing to diagnose a condition or performing an amputation on the wrong limb are examples of medical malpractice.
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Who is a Medical Provider?
Those held to standards of medical care include not only physicians, but all of the following who are licensed: physicians, podiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, psychologists, independent clinical social workers, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, marriage and family therapists or mental health counselors. If substandard care causes harm, then the provider has committed malpractice for which there is a claim.
When You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Doctors are human and the law recognizes that people are not perfect. Sometimes a mistake is a matter of judgment—sometimes a person acting under the best intentions has an unfortunate result. Doctors do not guarantee the results of their work. But if a doctor agrees to provide treatment, he does guarantee that the treatment will meet a certain standard of care.
All too often, the mistake that caused the injury could have been prevented. A patient who is hurt by such a mistake can file a medical malpractice case. Contact your personal injury law firm today for a free evaluation.
Keep in mind that there is a three year statute of imitations to file medical malpractice claims. The sooner you consult an experienced attorney, the better protected you can be.