As a medical malpractice lawyer with more than 38 years of experience, I’ve seen cases that involve many negligent actions—and equally troubling, inaction by medical professionals. Did you know that failure to provide adequate care that results in harm is a crime? It’s called medical negligence, and it can affect patients in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, home care programs, and any other place you or your family receive medical care.
When you seek medical attention, you put your trust in the hands of doctors, nurses, lab techs, x-ray tech and others who are there to help you. These health practitioners have a professional duty to provide care that meets the standards of their employer. When medical negligence occurs, your trust is broken, your health is harmed, and you likely face long-term poor health outcomes as a result.
Medical negligence is a form of medical malpractice, usually defined by a care provider who fails to take action, fails to monitor a patient, or fails to provide timely medical care. Medical negligence can look like many things: infrequently repositioning a bed-bound patient who then gets bed sores, failing to provide adequate post-operative care, or forgetting to provide medication on time can all be forms of medical negligence.
Nurses, doctors, dentists, surgeons, specialists, and other care providers can all commit medical negligence. Especially in busy hospitals or understaffed offices, a patient’s needs, questions, or concerns may go unheard. Don’t let a hospital administrator try to talk you out of seeking justice for mistakes that their doctors, nurses or staff made. If your loved one has been the victim of medical negligence, call me immediately and I’ll find out what happened, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
All medical providers must meet a “duty of care” which requires a healthcare provider to adhere to a standard of reasonable care when treating patients.. When a care provider fails to provide accurate and timely care, that’s medical negligence, and it can cause immediate and long-lasting harm to patients. Failing to identify symptoms or signs of distress is not only bad care, it’s also negligence that can result in a fatal outcome.
If your loved one has been made the victim of medical negligence at the hands of a medical care provider, you and your family deserve justice. I have the experience and resources to go after even the biggest hospitals, because no patient should ever have to experience negligence. Call me now to discuss your case and I’ll Make Them Pay!®