Medical malpractice occurs when doctors and other medical staff breach the standards required within the practice of medicine. The plaintiff, who has a skew set of eyes after cosmetic surgery or who has been badly injured during surgery, will need to prove that the surgeon deviated from the standard of care required.
There are laws that regulate the medical profession. In the medical profession, individuals have to be licensed, and yet there are those practicing medicine who are not.
Pretending to be a licensed doctor, carelessly cutting through flesh and dispensing medicine will see a ‘doctor’ facing an array of charges. They know they can land in jail, and their lack of a license could be indicative of negligence.
With a medical malpractice case, it can be proof of medical negligence if an unlicensed so-called doctor or health care provider is not credentialed to practice medicine and the patient is injured as a result.
Consult a medical malpractice attorney
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, it is worth checking if you have grounds to sue the doctor. Where doctor error leads to an injury, it certainly gives rise to a legal claim for compensation. This compensation is for medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as the loss of income.
Medical malpractice claims are complex and can take years to wrap up. Consult with a reputable, qualified medical malpractice attorney. The attorney will represent your interests in court proceedings or towards a settlement.
Tommy Hastings is the founder and principal of Hastings Law Firm. Board-certified, he has represented many people injured because of the neglect of others. As a member of numerous law associations, you can put your complex medical malpractice case in his successful hands.
There are so many surgical errors happening every day in medical care facilities around the world. One of them is the wrong procedure being performed on someone.
There are two types of wrong procedure incidents. Wrong-site incident is when the correct procedure is performed but on the wrong part of the body. The other is when the doctor performs the wrong procedure altogether.
You may be needing your tonsils removed but the doctor removes a kidney instead. Failure to confirm the identity of the patient before the procedure is just one of the causes for these wrong procedural incidents.
Healthcare acquired infections
It is a reality that even in private hospitals, pathogens are rife and patients can pick up an infection in the hospital. Healthcare-acquired infections are actually common and a huge threat to patient safety.
Common infections picked up in hospitals are pneumonia, gastrointestinal illness, urinary tract infections and surgical site infections.
Many doctors don’t request a pre-op MRSA screening for patients and if you are at an increased risk for MRSA infection, it can be life-threatening. Healthcare negligence can lead to serious infection, and this can form the basis for a malpractice claim.
The injuries to the peripheral nervous system can cause a person to suffer from debilitating numbness, shooting pain and a burning sensation. Nerve damage can also impair the functionality of certain body parts such as the hands and prevent the person from holding down a job.
With certain operations, there is the risk of injury to the nervous system, which can also occur when great care is taken.
However, when injuries to the nervous system are found to be caused by medical negligence, the patient will look for compensation. At least with compensation, the patient can recover the cost of any medical expenses.