Medical professionals have a duty to follow certain patient safety rules. These patient safety rules, which the law calls "standards of care", must be followed in every case to keep us safe. When doctors or other medical professionals violate these patient safety rules, serious injuries and sometimes even wrongful death can occur.
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe the improper, careless or inadequate medical care provided by a doctor, nurse or other health care professionals, and includes negligent and other wrongful acts such as:
Medical malpractice is something that should never be tolerated, though many of these claims go unreported. Our firm, Cranston & Edwards, PLLC, has years of experience representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice. A Morgantown injury lawyer at our office can evaluate your case to determine the merits of your claim, and discuss the best way to pursue compensation for your injuries. We are committed litigators who can give you the legal advice and assistance that you will need to obtain the highest settlement possible.
When it comes to a case there will be important steps to take. First, if medical issues arose from it, you will want to be checked by another healthcare professional that can treat you and also report the issues that you are now dealing with. It is important that you keep track of the medical information regarding the malpractice treatment. After you have been checked by another doctor we can begin working in your case. It is important to get in touch early on so that we can begin right away pursuing damages.
The ramifications of these cases can have serious medical side effects and it is likely that you will be dealing with a significant expense. The main thing to establish in a med mal incident is that the worker such as a doctor had a responsibility to the patient, they failed to meet this responsibility and it was this failure that resulted in the injury happening. The court will want to see that it was their negligence and lack of providing a certain standard of care that led to the incident happening in the first place. There are a number of evidences that can be provided and keeping track of any documents or even logging the care you underwent can all work to benefit your case.
There are many reasons that these cases can occur. Doctors may be overworked and are unable to devote the attention they should to every patient, they may have a lack of interest and are just looking to get the job done and move on to the next patient, they may not take the time to look further and write off a patients symptoms as being elaborated or they simply be absent minded.
Medical malpractice can be devastating to a patient and lead to severe injuries such as heart attack, kidney failure, liver failure, paralysis, coma and death. It is understandable if you or a loved one were injured by medical negligence and want justice. Doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health facilities are depended on to provide the best possible care to a person that is sick or injured. We feel very strongly that when a health professional's careless acts result in harm; they should be held liable for the consequences of the negligent actions.
Our firm has successfully represented numerous clients seeking monetary damages for their injuries, and will provide unwavering representation throughout your medical malpractice case. We will meticulously prepare your claim and pursue every legal option you have regarding compensation.