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Patients Can Suffer Due to Medical Negligence
Doctors aren’t expected to be perfect, but all healthcare providers are expected to provide reasonably competent care to patients. This means that if a doctor acts, or fails to act, in a way that no reasonable physician with his background would, the doctor can be held legally liable for his failure to live up to his obligation to his patients. Unfortunately, when a doctor or other healthcare provider makes a mistake, grave harm can come to patients. There are many conditions, such as cancer or heart attack, that can be treated effectively if diagnosed promptly and that can be fatal if a medical mistake is made. Patients can also die or become ill as a result of botched surgeries or infections in unclean hospitals. In many cases, patients pay the ultimate price. In fact, estimates indicate as many as 200,000 people die annually as a direct result of preventable medical error. When a patient is harmed, the doctor or care provider must be held accountable and made to compensate the victim and his family members for losses. It is up to the victims to take legal action by bringing a medical malpractice claim or negotiating an out-of-court settlement, and a Port St. Lucie medical malpractice attorney can help.
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A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
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How Does Medical Malpractice Occur?
Medical negligence can occur in many situations, with all types of healthcare providers including surgeons, general practitioners, chiropractors, nurses and hospitals. Some of the most common mistakes that medical professionals make include:
- Misreading lab results
- Failure to follow up on lab results or diagnostic tests
- Misdiagnosing medical conditions, delaying a diagnosis or failing to diagnose a condition at all
- Botching the treatment that is being provided, including making a careless mistake during surgery
- Operating on the wrong body part or the wrong patient
- Leaving a surgical instrument inside of a patient
- Giving a patient the wrong drug, an incorrect dose of a drug, or a drug that reacts badly with existing medications
Each of these mistakes can have serious or fatal consequences for the victims of medical negligence. The injured victim can prove that the doctor made an error with the help of a Port St. Lucie medical malpractice attorney.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Port St. Lucie medical malpractice lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner have extensive experience holding medical care providers responsible for their negligence. If you or a loved one was hurt and need help taking action against a doctor or other medical professional, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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