Pick up any newspaper or watch TV news, and you’re sure to hear about a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice lawsuit going on somewhere in the country. Why is this such a common occurrence? It’s simple. Millions of people visit doctors, emergency rooms and hospitals every day across the United States. Millions of healthcare professionals treat those sick and injured individuals. Despite their best intentions to offer high quality care, mistakes happen.
What will you do if it happens to you or someone you love? Hart & Hart is here to help.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence causes a patient’s injury, disability or death. Because medical professionals must follow specific standards of care, human error or intentional neglect is generally the cause of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The term “medical malpractice” means that a physician or health care provider is negligent because he or she has failed to do something that should have been done, or has done something that should not have been done resulting in injury or death. Many unusual, unexpected, or unintended results or consequences of medical or surgical care rendered by a physician, hospital or health care provider can be considered medical malpractice or medical negligence.
Examples of medical errors include:
Operating on the wrong patient
Inappropriate or negligently performed surgery
Late cancer diagnosis
Misdiagnosis of injury or disease
Failure to order proper diagnostic tests
Patient abuse or neglect
Retained instruments, sponges, etc.
Bladder and bowel punctures
Nerve and artery injuries
Missed heart attack(s) and/or stroke(s)
Medical errors have been on the rise for several years. Overworked healthcare professionals and a burgeoning population are contributing factors. To combat this increase, hospitals have adopted policies eliminating charges to patients who suffer preventable medical errors, called “never events.” Unfortunately, this is not always an adequate remedy for victims of medical malpractice. More is involved than just the cost of treatment. Victims and their families want justice now.
To be fully compensated for illness and injury, or for the death of a loved one, you need the services of a highly qualified and competent medical malpractice attorney who understands medical malpractice laws and is willing to fight to protect your rights.
Hart & Hart has helped numerous individuals and families get the compensation they deserve and to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligent actions.
Because each case is unique, and some cases are highly complex, the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Hart & Hart will make the time to listen to you and to answer all your questions and will outline the specific steps that must be undertaken prior to filing your claim. Please contact us today to schedule your medical malpractice free consultation. You have a legal right to compensation. Let Hart & Hart help you get what you deserve.
Hart & Associates is here to hold health care providers and for-profit hospitals accountable when mistakes are made and patients are harmed. We strive for those injured by medical negligence to be fairly compensated for their suffering and losses.
If your healthcare professional failed to follow an acceptable community standard of care, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Hospital Malpractice Claims
Patients rely on doctors and healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat them properly. When doctors and healthcare professionals make mistakes, many times serious injuries and even death result.
If your healthcare provider didn’t follow the standard of care when diagnosing or treating you or a loved one, resulting in injury or death, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The attorneys at Hart & Hart will find the best medical expert to review your case. We will carefully and thoroughly prepare your case , working diligently so that you receive the maximum compensation for your loss. The attorneys at Hart & Hart will fight to seek the justice you deserve for you and your family and work to recover full and fair compensation.