New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The professional responsibilities of doctors and other medical professionals are extremely important. Even a minor mistake on the part of a medical practitioner can have devastating consequences for their patients. As a result, doctors and other medical professionals are held to a much higher standard of care. When this standard of care is not upheld, medical professionals may be held liable for the consequences of their actions.
Medical malpractice laws are in place to help ensure that patients do not have to pay for the mistakes their doctors make. Through medical malpractice claims, many people in New Hampshire are able to get much-needed compensation, something our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, knows can be critical to recovering from the repercussions of the medical professional’s error.
Our Medical Malpractice Practice Areas
Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways, depending on what medical care provider made the error and at what step in the treatment process the error was made. However, some of the most common examples of medical malpractice that lead to legal claims include:
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Many hospitals are overcrowded and understaffed, and it is not uncommon for important precautions to be ignored and for patients to suffer harm as a result. In far too many cases, the consequences for patients can be life-altering. Patients can suffer serious harm as a result of hospital negligence in many different ways, including:
- Lack of attention by senior doctors
- Poor communications among medical staff
- Prescription medication errors
- Delays in treatment
- Patient confusion
- Lost or delayed test results
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
Patients may suffer from debilitating physical problems, emotional trauma, and even financial burdens as the result of these or other types of hospital negligence. As such, hospitals that cause such undue suffering should be held liable for the many consequences their reckless actions cause.
Medication errors are a serious and growing problem, and patients who suffer as a result may have to cope with serious medical and financial consequences. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we know that the effects of medication errors on the lives of patients in New Hampshire can be extreme. Almost any type of medication error can have serious consequences for patients. Some of the most common errors that patients are forced to contend with include:
- Confusing drugs with similar names
- Medication given to wrong patient
- Incorrect medication dosages
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Dangerous drug interactions
All of these medication errors can likely be avoided by medical professionals who act according to the strict medical standards expected of them.
In modern medicine, anesthesia plays an important role, helping to dramatically increase the possibilities of surgical care. However, anesthesia can also pose significant risks to the health and well-being of patients if not properly administered. In fact, anesthesia accidents are in many cases so severe that they cause patients to suffer the following issues:
- Lack of oxygen
- Allergic reactions
- Malignant hyperthermia
- Brain injury
When negligence was to blame in allowing these and other types of consequences to occur, it may be possible for the victims to receive compensation for their losses.
Surgical procedures are often complex and time-intensive. As a result, they must be done with the utmost care on the behalf of all involved medical professionals, with all necessary precautions taken to avoid the possibility of complications. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, surgeons do not exercise the standard of care necessary to ensure the health and well-being of their patients, allowing dangerous conditions to persist and possibly resulting in life-altering injuries or even wrongful death.
While surgical complications may arise regardless of the actions of the surgeon or other medical professionals involved, surgical errors that result in complications should never occur. Unfortunately, as our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is well aware, far too many people suffer from the repercussions of surgical errors committed by reckless medical care providers. However, these victims may be able to get much-needed compensation from the medical establishment responsible for the surgical error, allowing them to better recover from the undue harm they have suffered.
Increasingly, hospitals throughout the country are coming to rely on robotic surgery devices to help perform some of the more difficult procedures that patients may need. While these devices can provide an unrivaled level of precision, they are not without safety concerns. In fact, a growing number of patients have experienced serious health complications as a result of robotic surgery.
Surgical errors that occur during robotic surgery may not be noticed until complications develop, placing patients at risk of suffering serious injury or even death. Should these errors be due to the poor design of the robotic surgical device or a medical professional’s negligence, it may be possible for a victim to hold the responsible party liable for any repercussions their negligence causes. There are a number of ways in which a robotic surgery can result in a patient’s undue suffering, including:
- Device malfunction
- Lack of appropriate surgeon training
- Surgeon negligence or recklessness
In all of these situations, patients may face serious health risks from robotic surgery procedures.
Radiology is the field of medicine that relies on body imaging to diagnose patients. Radiologists need to be able to correctly interpret test results in order to provide patients with an accurate diagnosis of what they are likely suffering from. Unfortunately, incorrect readings of x-rays and other radiological tests are all too common, potentially putting patients at risk of the continuing development of a serious illness or even, in the worst of cases, death. Because of the severe consequences that a failed radiology test reading can have for patients, it is critical for these medical professionals to act carefully and to uphold the rigorous standards of their profession.
There are a wide range of different types of tests that may be used in radiology. These can include:
- CT scans
- PET scans
Sadly, people who rely on doctors to properly diagnose them using these and other radiological tests all too often have this trust betrayed, as the medical professional acts negligently or recklessly.
Cardiac surgery is one of the most intensive types of procedures that any patient can undergo, and in consideration of the extraordinary risks faced by patients in these situations, it is essential that all medical professionals involved in a cardiac surgery take the utmost precautions to avoid posing any additional risks to a patient’s health. Unfortunately, unnecessary errors are all too common occurrences in cardiac surgery, placing patients at risk of permanent injury, including:
- Brain damage
- Wrongful death
These consequences, when they are the result of a negligent medical care provider, cannot and should not be considered acceptable outcomes of a cardiac surgery.
Emergency Room Treatment
Emergency rooms are essential to providing many people with an avenue for medical care and treatment in emergency situations. However, because of a lack of proper staffing and other issues at many emergency rooms, patients are often not given the treatment they need in a timely manner, potentially allowing serious injuries and illnesses to cause significant harm to their health and well-being or even resulting in a patient’s wrongful death.
Negligent emergency room treatment can take a number of different forms, all of which have the potential to seriously harm patients. Some examples of negligent emergency room treatment include:
- Failure to provide treatment
- Delayed treatment
- Wrong diagnosis
- Failure to perform appropriate tests
These and other acts of negligent emergency room treatment can significantly harm people seeking emergency care. As such, those responsible for this careless treatment should be held accountable for the harm their actions (or inaction) caused.
Brain injuries caused by medical malpractice can have devastating consequences. In fact, as our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, knows, many patients who suffer from brain injuries due to a medical professional’s negligence find themselves facing severe physical consequences, including permanent disabilities, emotional trauma, and debilitating financial burdens. There are a number of different ways in which brain injuries can occur during medical treatment. Some of the most common causes include:
- Lack of oxygen
- Hemorrhage or blood clots
- Blood pressure changes
- Metabolic abnormalities
In all of these circumstances, doctors and other medical professionals need to be held accountable for the consequences their errors or negligence has on the lives of patients.
Doctors and other medical practitioners have an immense responsibility towards their patients, and when they violate this responsibility and cause the wrongful death of a patient, they need to be held accountable. Fortunately, many people who are struggling with the aftermath of a loved one’s passing are able to get the justice, closure, and compensation they deserve by filing a wrongful death claim against the medical professional responsible for the untimely death.
Medical malpractice can result in the wrongful death of a patient in a wide range of different circumstances, with some of the most common causes being:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Lost or delayed test results
- Prescription medication errors
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Failure to provide appropriate post-surgical care
In these and many other situations, errors by medical professionals can have life-altering consequences for patients and their families.
All of these and other possible forms of medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for patients, making it critical for the doctor, nurse, or other care provider responsible for the error to be held accountable.
Get in Touch with a Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Hampshire Today
If you have been injured or suffered any form of harm as a result of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to take legal action. Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, have years of experience helping victims of medical malpractice get the justice and compensation they deserve, and may be able to help you. Find out more about how we can help and what your options are in this difficult situation by calling us at (617) 426-4488.