Medical professionals are expected to perform at a high level - as professionals as one would think. However, sometimes care from a hospital, doctor's visit or rehabilitation center just to name a few, isn't to the level one should expect to receive. If inadequate diagnosis, treatment, prescription or just overall level of care and it causes a person to suffer from further, or unnecessary injury, read on. There is a way to recover when a medical professional, facility or related medical third party causes harm due to negligence.
Negligence can happen anywhere, and that does not exclude medical facilities. While there rarely is any malice or ill-will in negligence claims, it simply means that 'but for' a person or entity's negligence, the injury would not of occurred. Medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. An inability to meet a certain standard of care could mean negligence played a role in a person's worsened medical condition or caused injury.
At the Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller, we know just how devastating these medical-related injuries can be. It can mean the difference between receiving the right diagnosis and the wrong one. It can mean access to quality healthcare and treatment, or not. Essentially, if you believe your care, diagnosis or medical advice or action caused further injury or a new injury or illness, it could very well be an instance of malpractice. Malpractice suits can seek damages for the financial strain such an unnecessary injury has caused.
The truth is, when your health is affected, it impacts every aspect of a person's life. Such an injury could leave a person with soaring medical bills or an inability to work. It could take away their ability to enjoy life if injury is severe in nature. Essentially, it is something a person never wants to experience, but thousands file medical malpractice claims every year for injuries believed unnecessary.