The State of the Medical Industry
The overwhelming number of medical professionals entered the field to help people. Unfortunately, medicine is now a business run by large corporations and insurance companies that often make decisions about patient care based on financial considerations rather than on an individual patient’s needs.
When we are faced with a sudden illness or injury and the medical care it requires, we trust our doctors and other medical professionals to deliver the best treatment available. The law requires medical professionals to provide a recognized standard of care to every patient. It is important to remember that medical professionals do not have a duty to cure, or even to guarantee a good outcome from treatment. In many cases, the medical professional did a good job with the medical treatment, but it simply wasn’t successful for that particular individual.
How Common is Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice does not occur every time medical treatment is not successful. However, when medical professionals do not meet the required standards and patients are injured, become sick or die, these professionals may be liable for the consequences of their negligence. Those who are injured by a medical professional’s malpractice may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, and more.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Some common examples of medical malpractice include failing to diagnose a medical condition, misdiagnosing a medical condition, making a medication error, delaying a diagnosis, making a mistake during surgery, making an anesthesia error, and failing to monitor a patient’s condition. In many of those situations, if a medical professional had acted with the proper standard of care, the mistake would not have occurred.
Doctors aren’t the only individuals who can be held liable for medical malpractice. Pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, and others can also be held liable if their negligence or errors result in harm to patients. Any medical professional who does not deliver a high standard of care deserves to be held responsible for the harm he or she causes.
Medical Malpractice Compensation
Although compensation is often difficult to obtain in medical malpractice cases due to slanted case law that protects health care providers, and the reluctance of medical professionals to testify against each other, Liberty Law helps individuals achieve the monies they deserve when they have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially due to substandard medical care, misdiagnosis and other breaches in the standard of care. It’s important because of the complexity of medical malpractice cases that you pursue your claim as quickly as possible after the medical mistake occurs.
Contact Liberty Law Today
At Liberty Law, Micha Star Liberty believes that all patients deserve the highest possible standard of care from their medical professionals. Our attorneys possess the resources and expertise necessary prosecute malpractice cases. If you or a family member was a victim of medical malpractice, please click here to access an intake form and request additional information.
We serve clients in the San Francisco area, including San Francisco area, including Santa Clara County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Marin County or Contra Costa County. You can also call us at 415-896-1000 or 510-645-1000.