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Are You or a Loved One Suffering Due to Medical Malpractice?
If you believe you or a family member are a victim of medical malpractice, call Dunk Law Firm. These cases are often difficult. If you intend to prevail in your claim, it is essential to work with lawyers who have the necessary experience. The Beaumont Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Dunk Law Firm, have years of experience taking on personal injury lawsuits. They are here to help determine if you have a case.
Many people have heard of medical malpractice. You may often associate it with very severe mistakes in medical treatment. For example, conducting an invasive surgery on the wrong patient. However, medical malpractice occurs in many less drastic forms. Further, a Beaumont medical malpractice lawyer understands the outcomes can be just as damaging and even deadly.
What Are Common Forms of Medical Malpractice?
Avoidable medical care errors can comprise a solid claim for medical malpractice. These cases may result not just from a surgical mistake. It could be errors made by nurses, physicians, and other caregivers. Several of the most prevalent medical malpractice cases stem from the following types of mistakes:
This can take the form of:
These are instances where a physician fails to correctly diagnose a problem, resulting in a delay in treatment. This can thereby cause an injury that could have been avoided or lessened. This can also be a doctor failing to conduct necessary or adequate diagnostic tests or procedures, or misdiagnosing a problem.
This happens where a patient under the care of a healthcare facility is not monitored adequately. The lack of supervision can lead to a failure to give adequate and/or appropriate care.
A delay in treating a known condition causes a more serious condition.
Failure to obtain informed consent
As it indicates, this includes injuries resulting from procedures in which the care provider neglects to:
Lack of sufficient training or skill or proper credentialing
This case arises when an individual sustains an injury from a medical procedure that the medical provider should not have been providing because of lack of training or experience.
Birth injuries and obstetric malpractice
This includes situations in which actions or lack of actions during delivery result in long-term injury to the child or mother.
These cases involve injuries due to a surgeon who took unnecessary or incorrect measures which caused injury. Or, if there is a failure to conduct the procedure with the care or skill sufficient to satisfy appropriate standards.
Many medical procedures rely upon the proper functioning of medical equipment. Failures of equipment due to inadequate maintenance, calibration, or operation can result in serious injuries. These are injuries that would not occur when equipment is working properly.
Inadequate monitoring or follow-up treatment
A lot of potential complications or negative effects from a treatment or procedure-- even if performed properly-- might not show up until later. A claim for poor surveillance happens when medical professionals neglect to look for known potential negative results or consequences.
Lack of teamwork or communication
Frequently, patients are under the care of several providers. They could be treated with primary care doctors, specialists, nurse practitioners, etc. Even in the operating room, teams of surgeons and nurses are all in charge of different parts of patient care. If there is a failure to communicate a major piece of information between the numerous individuals during care, serious injuries can develop. For example, a physician that fails to note a medication allergy to a nurse that does not report a patient in distress.
Consult a medical malpractice attorney in Beaumont if you think any of the above is the source of a severe injury or fatality.
How to Make a Case for Beaumont Medical Malpractice
As specified above, medical malpractice can take several forms. At the same time, medical malpractice constitutes a certain kind of negligence case. In medical malpractice cases, a claimant alleges that a healthcare provider-- which can involve not just physicians and surgeons, but dentists, therapists, nurses, or people working under the supervision of these professionals-- either acted or failed to act in a way that fell below the accepted standard of practice or care in the applicable medical community. In addition, this act or omission leads to the injury or death of the patient.
However, even when somebody has sustained a severe injury as a result of a medical procedure, verifying that you have a valid malpractice case is not an easy job. Medicine is not a perfect science. Even when everything is done right, things can go wrong.
Most medical malpractice cases, over 95%, resolve before they go to trial. In some of these claims, the parties settle. For example, when the physician or hospital believes that the claim for negligence is relatively clear.
Yet in over half of the cases on file, the defendants will have the ability to dismiss a claim for one reason or another. One problem is that nearly all of the proof lies in the hands and minds of the physicians and healthcare facilities that are defending the claims. Lastly, for those medical malpractice cases that do go to court, plaintiffs win just around one-third of the time.
Should You Consult with a Beaumont Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you suffer injuries as a result of insufficient or faulty care, or someone you love has severe injuries or passes away due to the errors of a medical professional, reach out to Dunk Law Firm for a free consultation. Call (888) 744-5642, or simply use our online case evaluation form right here on this website. Remember, at Dunk Law Firm, you pay no lawyer's fee unless you win your case.