We go to doctors and medical specialists for quality care when we get sick or in regard to medical emergencies. Patients trust their doctors to do their job with care and responsibility. The goal is to feel better after being treated by a medical professional. Unfortunately, that may not always happen. Due to medical malpractice, patients may become worse off than before they received treatment from the health care professionals.
Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a doctor or health care provider. It is when the treatment is below the acceptable standard of practice. Medical malpractice can cause serious damage to the patient's health. In some cases, malpractice may lead to the death of the patient.
Medical malpractice law deals with the liability of doctors and other health care providers when a patient is harmed due to negligence during their service. Each state has its own laws on handling medical malpractice cases. Misreading X-rays and test results, prescribing the wrong medicine, failing to inform the patient about the risks and side effects of a procedure and performing a task without consent all fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice.
The good news is that the victims of medical malpractice can rely on the legal system to help determine who is liable for the damages incurred while receiving medical care. Hiring a competent professional is one of the first steps in the process of pursuing a case against medical malpractice. Our attorneys at Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, PLLP possess the skills and experience to provide the best possible representation in such situations. If you suspect that you might have been a victim of malpractice by a medical professional, our lawyers will diligently pursue an outcome that supports your best interests and make sure your rights are protected.