Medical and Hospital Malpractice
Medical and hospital negligence cases are complicated and expensive. You must be evaluated not only by an attorney but have your case reviewed and supported by expert medical specialist in the same field of medicine. Lawsuits are hard fought by medical providers and their insurance companies. For these reasons only cases of serious harm and obvious malpractice can be pursued. Doctors and nurses are not all-knowing and are not always diligent in their duties. We as patients generally blindly follow and trust our medical professionals in charge of our or our loved one's care. Unfortunately mistakes or errors of judgment can cause lasting harm or life-threatening injury.
There is a wide range of medical and hospital malpractice and these areas include:
- Failure to diagnose and treat cancer
- Emergency Room malpractice (undiagnosed heart attack, embolism, etc.)
- Failure to diagnose bone fractures
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries (cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, fetal distress)
- Prenatal care (preeclampsia, gestational diabetes)
- Nursing home (bed sores, fractured hips)
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
The Journal of Patient Safety notes that over 440,000 people die of preventable medical errors every year in the U.S. and it is now the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease.
As your Laurel Metro area and Eastern Shore medical malpractice attorney, we can investigate claims of hospital or medical malpractice on behalf of yourself, your spouse, child or parent by having experts in the specific field of medicine review the records and listen to the facts of your potential claim.