When you need medical treatment, you trust healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, etc.) to correctly diagnose you and provide you with the proper treatment. Most do a great job treating their patients. However, when a healthcare professional makes a mistake, it can have lifelong consequences for you or your loved one.
When a serious medical error occurs, it is considered medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is the failure of healthcare professionals to meet the proper standards of care. The standard of care is what healthcare professionals should do, at a minimum, to provide proper patient care.
Some examples of medical malpractice cases are:
Delay or misdiagnosis of disease, illness or injury
Prescription or pharmacy misfill
The improper use of anesthesia
Emergency room error
Sponge or other instruments left in your body
At Atkinson & Polak, PLLC, we work with expert physicians and consultants to determine whether you have been the victim of medical malpractice. If you think that you or your loved one has received less than adequate care from a hospital or doctor, please contact us. There is a limited amount of time for you to bring your claim. Call today for a free consultation.