Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Greenwood MS
Medical Negligence is the mistake or omission committed by a medical practitioner. The determining factor for medical negligence is the degree of care required by law exercised by the health practitioner. This is also known as medical malpractice. It is the liability that health practitioners incur when they provide substandard care when treating patients that cause harm or even death. To prove medical negligence, the injured party has to show that:
- The physician had the duty to exercise reasonable care;
- The physician did not do so;
- The patient suffered injury;
- The injury was caused by the physician's failure to exercise reasonable care.
See also: Claiming Wrongful Death
Our Medical Negligence Lawyers Can Help You With The Following:
- Error in Diagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis. In order to prove this type of negligence, the injured party has to compare what the doctor did or did not do with that of other doctors that specialize in the same field. If the other doctors would have done something different under the same circumstances, then the treating doctor can be liable for medical malpractice.
- Child Birth. This type of negligence covers both the prenatal stage and during childbirth. Here, the acts or omissions of the treating doctor cause injury to both the mother and the fetus. The negligence can start from failure to diagnose the mother’s medical condition in relation to pregnancy to failure to order a caesarean procedure when it would have been the best course of action.
- Medication Errors. Statistics shows that around 1.5 million in the United States have suffered injuries as a result of medication errors. The negligence can cover the time the doctor prescribed drugs up to the time the drug is administered. Most of these cases usually involve prescribing the wrong dosage of the drug.
- Anesthesia Errors. Anesthesia errors are very dangerous and can result in permanent damage. Negligence can also cover the failure of the anesthesiologist to examine the patient for any complications that might result from administering the anesthesia or failure to inform the patient of the risks involved.
See also: Nursing Home Abuse
There are more instances that lead to medical malpractice. If you need more information, or if you feel that your doctor is liable for medical malpractice, approach Abraham and Rideout. Our lawyers are experts in medical malpractice cases. We can assure you of expert legal representation, call us now.
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