If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or even death and you suspect medical malpractice may be to blame, we would like the opportunity to help. Our qualified and experienced attorneys at Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY can evaluate your case to determine liability for your losses and suffering.
Medical malpractice can be found in any field of medicine where a doctor or other medical professional has failed to meet the acceptable standards of care. While medical malpractice is most prevalent in the areas of obstetrics-gynecology, neurosurgery, emergency care, orthopedics, and other medical specialties, medical malpractice can happen in any area of medicine.
According to a Harvard Medical Study conducted in 1990, approximately 80,000 people die each year because of medical malpractice. Approximately 30 to 40 percent of all autopsy reports indicate that a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose contributed to the individual´s death. There are several types of medical malpractice that may entitle you to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Birth injuries are a common consequence of medical malpractice. When a doctor fails to identify and address prenatal risk factors and birth injury results, they can be held liable. For example, when proper prenatal care is administered, a medical professional has a duty to identify and treat maternal and fetal infections, RH incompatibility, maternal diabetes, and other factors that may cause injury to the mother and child. Improper birthing techniques, failure to respond appropriately to delivery complications, and other types of medical malpractice can result in significant birth injuries such as Erb´s Palsy, fetal anoxia, cerebral palsy, jaundice and more. Read More...
Another common form of medical malpractice is surgical error. While there is always risk involved with any surgical procedure, a surgical patient typically has a reasonable expectation that the doctor will perform the surgery without error. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Surgical medical malpractice can be found in the operating room due to negligence, mistakes with anesthesia, surgical errors, damage caused to surrounding tissues, failure to treat the problem, and more. Medical malpractice can occur even before the surgery in failure to prepare properly and evaluate a patient´s health status. In more severe cases, surgeons operate on the wrong patient or the wrong area of the body altogether. For all of these serious medical mistakes, medical professionals can be held culpable.
There are many other types of medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, prescription errors, and nursing home abuse, are some of the most commonly seen cases of medical malpractice. These are all cases of inadequate care provided by the health professional and may entitle you to compensation.
In order to file a malpractice claim, you must be able to prove three standards of criteria:
In addition to meeting the conditions for a medical malpractice claim, you must also follow the statute of limitations. Dictated by state law, a statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice suit. If a suit is filed after the permitted time, you may be ineligible to file your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or even death and you suspect medical malpractice may be to blame call the qualified and experienced attorneys at Kuvara Law Firm 1-800-4-INJURY as soon as possible. This is crucial to protecting your rights. We will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to determine the best way to protect your legal interests and determine liability for your losses and suffering.
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