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Medical Malpractice

While many of us feel safe in the hands of medical professionals, these people are not infallible. In fact, medical mistakes are much more common than many believe. According to a HealthGrades study, more than 95,000 people die as a result of preventable medical negligence and errors every year in the United States. Thousands more suffer serious and often debilitating injuries due to medical malpractice every year. When patients are harmed at the hands of medical professionals, they have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering.

Medical malpractice is defined as a medical professional’s failure to meet the standards of care established for their field. Note that this involves the failure of a medical professional to act in a way that prevents harm to patients. Examples of medical malpractice can include but are not limited to:

  • Misdiagnosis or failing to properly diagnose
  • Prescription error
  • Hospital admission error
  • OBGYN error
  • Surgical error
  • Birth trauma and injuries sustained through delivery
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Failure in treating promptly and appropriately
  • Failure to receive informed consent

Patients who have been harmed due to medical negligence have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses and suffering from the medical institution, hospital staff, or other parties. Undem Law Office can help to evaluate your case and determine the best way to help you seek the compensation you deserve.

In any legal case involving medical malpractice, three elements must be established. First, that the medical professional(s) had a duty to care for the patient. This is usually established when the professional agrees and/or begins to admit, examine, diagnose, test or treat a patient. Second, that a breach of this duty has taken place. With this element, the injured party must show that the medical professional failed to provide the acceptable standard of care. Third, the patient and their legal team must show that this breach of duty resulted in injury, death, and/or other damage to the patient.

In medical malpractice cases, the injured or aggrieved patient or their family may be awarded compensation for their medical expenses, past and future financial losses, and their pain and suffering. To learn more about medical malpractice, please contact Undem Law Office today through our contact form or by calling (866) 778-6336. Every medical malpractice case is unique, and a consultation with Mr. Undem will help to determine your available legal remedies.