“Do no harm” is the first rule for doctors. We place significant trust in doctors and nurses to do their job and follow safety rules. We depend on them to do no harm. But what happens when medical providers breach that trust?
The law recognizes that medical professionals can make an error. But when a medical mistake causes a patient’s injury or death due to substandard treatment, there may be medical negligence.
Medical negligence (also known as medical malpractice) is usually associated with lawsuits against surgeons and doctors. The fact is that almost anyone acting in a licensed medical capacity can be held liable for medical negligence. This includes anesthesiologists, emergency care professionals, pharmacists, nurses, technicians and others. Hospitals, medical centers and nursing homes can also be negligent for improper care, errors concerning medication and sanitation issues. Common types of medical negligence claims are surgical errors, failure to properly treat or monitor, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose and prescription error.
If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic harm due to a medical error, your family is already suffering from the stress related to it. At Larwick, our experienced and accessible attorneys and staff use a team approach to lessen your burden through the entire process.
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