Were you the victim of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the negligent providing of medical care to a patient. It can range from a surgeon taking out the wrong organ to a pharmacist filling a prescription wrong or psychiatrist giving a patient a drug that increases suicidal tendencies. Nurses, nursing homes, physicians, chiropractors, psychologists, and dentists can all be guilty of medical malpractice. It is estimated over one million patients are hurt annually by medical errors and tens of thousands die. It takes an attorney experienced in medical malpractice cases to handle them well. The attorney must be able to decipher medical records and understand medical terms to expose errors and failures to provide the proper level of care. If you suspect medical malpractice you are urged to contact a personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg with experience in medical malpractice claims.
Types of Medical Malpractice
There are many ways that a medical practitioner can be guilty of malpractice. Here are some of the ways:
- Failure to diagnose a disease
- Misdiagnosing a disease
- Failure to prescribe an indicated medicine for an illness or prescribing the wrong one
- Failing to check for allergies or other conditions before prescribing a medicine resulting in serious side effects
- Misapplication of Anesthesia in surgery
- A nurse administering the wrong medicine to a patient
- A nursing home failing to treat a patient for bed sores
Our legal team at LeavenLaw serves those who have been injured through medical malpractice throughout the St. Petersburg area. Our personal injury legal team is highly trained at examining medical records and determining negligence and bringing malpractice to light. We are quite concerned about the prevalence of medical malpractice in society and determined that victims are provided for with full damages. If you have suspicions of malpractice, we urge you to contact us for a free consultation.