Physicians work hard to help patients and cure disease. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors make mistakes and fail to exercise reasonable care. The result can be a living nightmare.
As a Cleveland medical malpractice attorney, I have seen the devastating effects of doctors’ mistakes. If you or a loved one has been injured due an act of physician malpractice, I can help you.
Examples of Physician Malpractice
Each physician malpractice claim is unique, but there are some common examples of physician malpractice.
Doctors are often times required to meet unrealistic performance quotas set by hospitals and are under tremendous pressure to treat patients in a short amount of time. Trying to fast forward the diagnosis of illnesses and/or injuries without methodically and thoroughly examining the patient can be tragic. Misdiagnosis can also occur when the correct tests are not ordered or results misread.
Any surgery is a complicated procedure that demands the highest degree of care to the patient. Surgery malpractice from a slip of hand or a moment of inattention can have devastating consequences.
During the birthing process, a mother places her health and the health of her unborn baby squarely in the hands of her doctor. That is a tremendous responsibility. However, improper procedures or a failure to act quickly when an issue arises during childbirth will result in a life-long debilitating injury to the infant or the mother.
Never, ever believe a medical professional when they tell you that your baby’s birth injury was unavoidable. Call me and I’ll uncover the facts.
Prescription Medication Errors
When a doctor prescribes medication to a patient, it should be as a result of a methodical and thorough evaluation of the patient and their complete medical file. Any mistake in this critical process will result in injury or even death.
Before, during, and after medication is prescribed, doctors have a responsibility to review the patient’s medical records to guarantee there is no chance of dangerous drug interactions, incorrect dosages, and/or potential allergic reactions.
If you or a loved one were harmed by any physician’s act of malpractice, you need to contact me immediately at 1-800-556-4760.