Fortunately, the overwhelming number of medical professionals are competent and strive to help their patients. However, medicine is now a huge business run by large corporations and insurance companies which frequently make decisions about patient’s care based on money rather than on a patient’s needs.
When we are faced with a sudden illness or injury, we trust our doctors, nurses, surgeons, pharmacists and other medical professionals to deliver high quality medical treatment. By law, medical professionals are required to provide a recognized standard of care to each patient. It is important to remember that medical professionals do not have a duty to guarantee a good outcome from medical treatment. In some cases, the medical professional did a good job with the medical treatment, but it simply wasn’t successful for that particular individual.
Medical malpractice does not occur every time medical treatment is not successful. However, when medical professionals do not meet the required standards by law and patients are injured as a result, or become sick or die, these professionals may be liable for negligence. Those patients who are injured by a medical professional’s malpractice may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, future medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Some common examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, failing to diagnose a medical condition, making a medication error, delaying a diagnosis, making a mistake during surgery, failing to monitor a patient’s condition, or making an anesthesia mistake. Many of those medical issues could have been prevented through the exercise of proper care.
Doctors aren’t the only medical professionals who can be held liable for medical malpractice. Pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, hospital staff, and others can also be held liable if patients are harmed by their negligence or errors. Any medical professional who does not deliver a high standard of care should be held responsible for the harm he or she causes.
Although compensation can be 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 Office 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.
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.