What is Medical Malpractice?
Like the term “personal injury law,” medical malpractice is used to describe a broad category of law. Generally speaking, medical malpractice encompasses any situation in which a patient is injured or their health suffers due to the reckless or negligent action of a medical professional. Medical malpractice can occur at any stage of a patient-doctor relationship and, in many cases, leaves the patient with severe or even life-altering injuries and illnesses.
While medical malpractice can come in many different forms, each of which can cause serious harm, there are certain types of medical errors that occur with greater regularity. Regardless of the type of medical malpractice that occurs, however, a victim can take legal action against the person responsible.
Types of Medical Malpractice Errors
Doctors, nurses, and medical professionals have years of education and training; therefore, they are expected to act in a manner that doesn’t put a patient’s life at risk. Unfortunately, for a number of different reasons, medical errors happen every day across the country, with the following being some of the most common:
- Improper diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Emergency room negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Anesthesia Errors
These and other instances of medical malpractice can severely impact a person’s life, causing serious physical ailments or life-long harm, even death.
When you have suffered from the effects of medical malpractice, it can be very difficult to recover, especially if the error has left you disabled and unable to return to work. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our team of lawyers is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you need to cover the expenses and losses you’ve experienced as a result of the medical malpractice. Call (617) 426-4488 to learn about your legal options.