It’s indisputable that modern medicine provides us with the best doctors, drugs, medical devices and hospital care than at any time in our history. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, often with tragic consequences.
You should be aware that the national network of lawyers available through injuryhelpdesk is now one of many legal resources investigating a rising tide of medical malpractice cases that seem to be increasing each year.
Consider this shocking finding by the respected Johns Hopkins Medicine published on their website in 2016:
“Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure, published May 3 in the BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) third leading cause of death – respiratory disease — which kills close to 150,000 people per year.
The Johns Hopkins team says the CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate. The researchers are advocating for updated criteria for classifying deaths on death certificates.”
If you have suffered serious side effects caused by the negligence of a doctor, medical staff or facility or lost a loved one in such a case please contact the experienced legal team available through injuryhelpdesk to help pursue your legal options in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Free case evaluations are now being offered by the attorneys in injuryhelpdesk’s national network but be advised there may be strict legal time limits that could adversely affect your options in seeking compensation so please contact us immediately.
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?
In its simplest terms, medical malpractice occurs when a patient, under treatment from a physician, other health care professional or a hospital staff member suffers an injury or death.
The cause of this injury could occur during part or all of the treatment process, including the diagnosis of a patient, the specific treatment applied and the aftercare process.
There is a medical principle known as standard of care, under which the medical profession sets out standards of medical treatment that are supposed to be applied in a prudent manner and is supposed to be a treatment process to which patients have a right to expect.
When a doctor, health care professional or medical staff violates that standard of care and is negligent in the treatment of a patient, causing an injury or death, the victim has the right to seek compensation.
So, what are some of the examples of medical malpractice? The following list contains some of the examples that are currently being investigated by the specialized medical malpractice attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to understand patient history
- Failure to order appropriate lab tests
- Prescription errors
- Misinterpreting lab results
- Ignoring lab results
- Unnecessary surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Wrong site surgery
- Premature discharge
- Failure to properly follow up
- Childbirth errors
Medical malpractice lawsuits analyzed by the national network of attorneys available through injuryhelpdesk involve specialized skills at investigating and detailing the specific legal rights you may be entitled to in order to collect compensation for the harm caused to you or a loved one.
According to Forbes magazine, in one recent year over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts, averaging one payout every 43 minutes. Court files show that more than 90 percent of medical malpractice cases are settled before a trial has to be held.
Some national statistics compiled in medical malpractice lawsuits show that the average settlement is just over $425,000 and in cases that go to trial and end in favor of a victim the average jury award is now over $1 million.
Please contact us as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights and allow the legal team available through injuryhelpdesk aggressively pursue the compensation for medical malpractice that may have occurred in your case.