Patients entrust their care to physicians with the expectation that they will adhere to the highest standards of quality when administering care. Sadly, medical mistakes do occur as a result of negligence on the part of some health care providers. Medical Malpractice is a category of personal injury law that pertains to negligence in acts or omissions by medical providers where the quality of care does not meet standards set by the medical community. The law allows for the compensation of victims of medical malpractice for their injuries.
Types of medical malpractice can include:
- A failure to diagnose a medical condition
- Prescription errors
- Spinal cord injury
- Birth injuries
- Brain injury
- Wrong-site surgery
- Unnecessary procedures
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Anesthesia errors
- Laboratory mistakes
- Mistakes in dispensing medication
- And other occurrences which lead to the injury of patients
Medical malpractice is often attributed to:
- Inadequate training
- Over scheduling of surgical procedures
- Overworking of doctors and other medical staff
A medical malpractice attorney can help those who have been injured as a result of the negligent actions of a health care provider by ensuring that they are held responsible for their contribution to one’s injuries. Taking on hospitals and medical practices may be intimidating for those who are injured as a result of medical malpractice, however, a qualified medical malpractice lawyer can help ensure that one receives fair compensation for their suffering and losses. Taking legal action not only helps injured victims in the recovery of damages, but also helps ensure that better protocols are put in place so that the same types of medical malpractice incidents do not reoccur.
The Chicago malpractice attorneys of Cooney & Conway can help injured victims seek to right the medical wrongs that may have been imposed on them by a health care professional they entrusted with their care. It may not be possible to reverse a medical error, but it is possible to ensure that they are held responsible for their actions.
Contact our Chicago accident injury law firm today for a free consultation about your Chicago medical malpractice case.