When you go to the doctor, a hospital or emergency center with an injury or illness, you expect that – at a minimum – your condition won’t get any worse because of the carelessness or neglect of a medical professional. But it happens all too often. A doctor fails to order an appropriate test, or a surgeon performs the wrong surgery or leaves a sponge behind. You may have an allergic reaction to a drug because a nurse failed to do a proper workup, you may get an unnecessary infection, or because the surgeon may carelessly nick an internal organ during routine surgery. If you or a loved one has suffered injury because of the wrongful conduct of a doctor, nurse or other medical professionals, you want an experienced and results-oriented lawyer to protect your rights.
Medical professionals are generally held to a higher standard of care than other individuals. When treating you, a physician is expected to use a high degree of care that a person with his or her training and experience would employ, as is generally accepted by other doctors with similar training and experience. Unfortunately, doctors too often fail to meet that standard, causing injuries due to: