What qualifies as medical malpractice?

What qualifies as medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be defined as a form of negligence shown by a healthcare professional. When these healthcare professionals fail to meet their expected standard of care, there may be a negative impact on their patient, which can lead to further health complications. The standard of care that medical professionals must live up to is based on the standard practiced by their peers and the institutions that they are associated with. When you experience a case of medical malpractice, it is important to conduct an investigation into the situation. If you believe malpractice on behalf of your doctor has affected you, you can seek legal counsel to develop a case. Medical professionals should be held accountable for these incidents. If these situations are not addressed, they may happen again and cause harm to more people.

What are forms of medical malpractice?

There are many different forms of medical malpractice that include negligence by a healthcare professional. These forms can include failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, surgical mistakes, emergency room mistakes, prescription errors and overdoses, labor and birth injuries, anesthesia errors, inadequate consent, hospital-acquired or post-surgical infections and improper care and follow-up. With these instances, a doctor may have acted in a manner that did not display their full potential as a physician. For these situations, they should be accountable for failing to provide the proper care that was needed.

Am I entitled to benefits?

If you have a valid case of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can include economic damages, including payments for medical bills, lost wages and future wages. You may also be entitled to non-economic damages. This can cover compensation for your pain and suffering. These cases may have an effect on your mental well-being. If this is the case, you may be able to gain compensation based on this emotional turmoil. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice by a healthcare professional or medical institution, you can set file a wrongful death claim. A representative of the estate is also entitled to bring a survivor’s action against the wrongful party.  

When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.